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LUFC - Histon Town v Leeds United preview

Leeds United travel to non League Histon Town on Sunday for an FA Cup second round tie in front of the live TV cameras.

For those Leeds fans like me who know very little about the non league opponents here`s a quick get to know Histon Town guide.

Histon Town
They are based three miles outside Cambridge and play at the Glassworld stadium.

Their record attendance was last season when 3,721 saw them play local rivals Cambridge United.

They are currently top of the Blue Square Premiership in only their second ever season at this level. They finished in 7th place last season.


Histon Town
They are currently top of the Blue square Premiership and got there last weekend when they thrashed Oxford United 5-2 at home.
They have won nine of their last eleven games.

In the first Round of the FA Cup they were giant killers when they beat League One side Swindon Town 1-0 with a goal from Danny Wright at home.

With John Beck the assistant manager at Histon I am sure they play quite a lot of long balls into the box to aim for two big centre forwards if his day`s at Cambridge United are anything to go by.

Recent results (Last game first) WWWWLW

Leeds United
Leeds lost in midweek 2-1 at Northampton Town, a result that sees them drop out of the play off places.

Leeds got through to the second round after beating Northampton Town at the second attempt, after drawing the first game 1-1 at Leeds the Whites ran out comprehensive 5-2 winners in the replay.

Team News
Antonio Murray, Jamie Barker and Josh Simpson all face late fitness tests.

Leeds will be without 19 goal leading scorer Jermaine Beckford who suffered a hamstring injury in midweek.

Rui Marques and Alan Sheehan are back in contention after both playing 90 minutes in a midweek friendly match.
Malcolm 'sick note` Christie is still sidelined after making his debut in the FA Cup replay at Northampton.


Histon have never got past the second Round of the FA Cup.

Leeds United won the FA Cup in 1972 and have been beaten finalists on three occasions 1965, 1970 and 1973.

This will be the first time Histon Town and Leeds United have ever met so I took a look at Leeds history in the FA Cup against non league sides.
The good news is Leeds have never been beaten by a team from outside the Football League although they have been made to struggle on a few occasions.
The last time they came up against non League opponents it took them two attempts to beat Rushden and Diamonds.

They have though been on the wrong end of some embarrassing results in the FA Cup over the years; probably the worst ever was when the famous Revie team of the 70`s lost 3-2 at Fourth Division Colchester United in 1971 ( I am sure they will show the goals from this game on the TV before Sunday`s game).

Results against non League clubs since 1950

1969/70 Leeds United 6-0 Sutton United 3rd Round
1974/75 Leeds United 0-0 Wimbledon 4th Round
1974/75 Wimbledon 0-1 Leeds United 4th Round Replay
1986/87 Telford United 1-2 Leeds United 3rd Round
1998/99 Rushden and Diamonds 0-0 Leeds United 3rd Round
1998/99 Leeds United 3-1 Rushden and Diamonds 3rd Round Replay

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 28 2008

Time: 7:27PM

Your Comments

this has got Colchester written all over it for you lot :-)
It's going to be a difficult tie against a team who have nothing to lose and are full of confidence at the moment.
no easy game , but good luck .
Leeds are in a no win situation, The team is good enough to win with out Jermaine. Good luck.
pete mc
Go and get em lads is all i can say..
Lets hope we defend like Trojans and put the chances away we create.
Tiny T
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! :-)
Yeh tiny terrier ..Watch out for MATT LANGSTON the postman..Still a postman from some part time club could never score a goal against the mighty leeds now could he...How stupid of me...
80s terrier
WE GOT OUT WHAT WE PUT IN, NOTHING. just got back watching my 11 year old lads team, Leeds would struggle to beat them, NO HEART, NO COMMITMENT>
pete mc
Congratulations to Histon
Tiny T
Come on pete mc show some respect..this is the mighty leeds you are talking about here...everybody knows how good they are (they do now)...
80s terrier
come on isn't it about time this site was updated???We all want to know what the result was...mighty leeds against some bunch of part timers who nobody has ever heard of ...Surely you must have won by a cricket least 10 - 0 no sorry how stupid of me this is leeds eh now let me see 20 no 30 - 0 yeh now thats more realistic 30 - 0...even tiny terrier should have been able to get a hat trick against these loosers...
80s terrier
very sporting of you tiny terrier (not like you)
80s terrier
What was the score...This site still hasnt been updated..!!!!!!!!!!!!....??????????
80s terrier
17:31...Still no excuses (sorry news)
80s terrier
18:23 ..Oh dear..!! Still silence in the mighty leeds camp...!!
80s terrier
80s terrier
My match report will be up tomorrow and I will not spare Leeds performance, we was shocking and beaten by a bunch of Postmen, builders and tube workers who desperately wanted the win more than us. Congratulations to Histon on their victory, anyway Terrier you must now what it feels like to be humbled after throwing away a 3-1 lead in the last ten minutes at home against lower League opposition in the first round.
doesnt compare mate,doesnt compare...
80s terrier
80s terrier
LOWER LEAGUE YES..!!!!...Not a POSTMAN from some unheard of outfit, werent bragging before hand either...LOL..LOL..LOL..ROFL...You lot will have to face facts sooner or later...THE BUBBLE HAS WELL AND TRULY BURST...You couldnt beat us on your own turf,now youve been HUMILIATED by a team of nobody's...
80s terrier
80s terrier
80s terrier
Come on you mighty leeds fans..You only sing when your winning springs to has eventually come out from under his stone..Where are the rest of you hiding..?????
80s terrier
80s terrier
will it ever happen
LOL 80's
HAHA Dazza, Im lovin it that you compared our result against Port Vale with your total and utter embarassment today and I wish to point out the following:- 1. Yes, we lost. 2. We did score 3 goals, how many did you score today. 3. At least we lost in front of just our excellent and loyal supporters. Your shower lost in front of an ITV audience who probably started watching the game thinking "Ah, Leeds.......I remember them about 150 years ago, they used to be a reasonable side under Don Revie"........ 4. We lost to a professional football team. You lost to a butcher, baker, candlestick maker. 5. The sheer arrogance of your team/fans/management etc is whats now set you up for this. I mean, your vital football site even said what number you would be in the next round of the draw "should you beat Histon". Shame on you..... You are just a bunch of arrogant so called supporters and today I am afraid.........YOU GOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU DESERVED...........UP THE TERRIERS........ (PS I hope you dont delete or mod this post as it is not against T's and c's, just a matter of opinion). Gutted for you all.....LMOA......
When the away fans out number the home teams this shows the MIGHTY leeds FANS commitment which says more than over paid players. ALL leeds players should appologise to each & every one of the Leeds faithful individually. Proud of the LEEDS FAITHFUL well done.
pete mc
pete, i could not agree more m8i......
Strange quote about playing lower league clubs that. Isn't league one lower league now ?
I have followed leeds all my life and have said for months the defence at leeds is a joke and after yesterdays display its the 1st time i can say the whole team where a joke if Macca thinks this team is good enough to get out this league he is so wrong, they have no heart no respect, Its time macca woke up and came back to earth he never even brought in any emergency loans to help tighten up the back or a striker to replace Beckford for a month lets be honest Malcom Christie is not the answer not fitter enough and he has not played 1st team football for 2 years, all Macca does is keeps making excuses for the shocking displays we have to watch week after week, well done histon you deserved to go through, lETS LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR IN LEAGUE 1 AD LOSE PLAYERS LIKE BECCHIO, BECKFORD,DELPH, AND MANY MORE LEEDS BUT NOT PROUD AT THE MOMENT GET IT SORTED MACCA ORGET LOST.....
You all have to wake up to the fact that your not good enough t2...EVERYBODY ELSE HAS..!!!
80s terrier
80s Terrier are you reading from a different hymn sheet,Most Leeds fan will agree on thier away performance and guess what we're away to Tramere on Saturday, thinking of going on a long holiday soon.
pete mc
Slightly different hymn sheet,but the fact that it looks like leeds fans are starting to come through their denial phase can only be seen as a positive for everybody..! Welcome to div 1..!
80s terrier
80s terrier just ***** off hey...that's a good dog :-)
I don't think it helps when the media have gone on aboot it today like we still are a Premiership club. We are in League one because we have been crap over the last five years. I didn't see this much fuss being made when the beat another League One side Swindon in the last round.

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