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LUFC - Bristol Rovers v Leeds preview

Leeds travel to Bristol Rovers on Saturday hoping to build on their improved form last weekend when they took four points from six against fellow promotion candidates.


Form

Bristol Rovers
Bristol Rovers game in midweek was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, last time out they got a creditable 1-1 draw at Carlisle United, they had earlier beat Oldham Athletic away earlier in the week.

Recent home form (last fixture first) LWWDLW

Leeds United
Leeds enjoyed a good week when they beat fellow promotion candidates Scunthorpe United 3-2 last Saturday and then earned a 1-1 draw at Oldham on Monday.


History
The clubs have only ever met fourteen times home and away, when they have met at Bristol Rovers the home side have won three, drawn one and lost one. Bristol`s only defeat came last season when Leeds won 3-0 thanks to two goals from Beckford and one from Kandol.

The two clubs have already met this season at Elland Road, Leeds took an early lead through Beckford but then found themselves 2-1 after two quick goals from Lambert and Duffy, Beckford earned Leeds a point with just under fifteen minutes left.

History of results at Bristol Rovers
1953/54 Bristol Rovers 1-1 Leeds United
1954/55 Bristol Rovers 5-1 Leeds United
1955/56 Bristol Rovers 4-1 Leeds United
1960/61 Bristol Rovers 4-4 Leeds United
1961/62 Bristol Rovers 4-0 Leeds United
2007/08 Bristol Rovers 0-3 Leeds United



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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 5 2009

Time: 1:40PM

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No disrespect to Rovers but these are the games we must take three points from if we are serious promotion contenders.
dazza71
No disrespect to Rovers but these are the games we must take three points from if we are serious promotion contenders.
dazza71
Records not too good but another 3-0 would just be what we need....but i suppose it will not be that easy so lets keep digging in and hope Becks and co can hit the back of the net with any chances
erni
Records not too good but another 3-0 would just be what we need....but i suppose it will not be that easy so lets keep digging in and hope Becks and co can hit the back of the net with any chances
erni
Looks like a high scoring game if any of the past results mean anything. Grella hat-trick HA HA
pete mc
Looks like a high scoring game if any of the past results mean anything. Grella hat-trick HA HA
pete mc
Another Beckford overhead kick like last season would be nice.
dazza71
Another Beckford overhead kick like last season would be nice.
dazza71
Lets hope the lads go and conquer...they have the ability to do this,show us some more of the last few performances and we are defo on the up....
kazza
Lets hope the lads go and conquer...they have the ability to do this,show us some more of the last few performances and we are defo on the up....
kazza
Nothing but 3 points will do
Tiny T
Nothing but 3 points will do
Tiny T
18-1 to leeds! See even when being ridiculously optimistic i still think we`ll conceed!
yorkshirepride1
18-1 to leeds! See even when being ridiculously optimistic i still think we`ll conceed!
yorkshirepride1
1 NIL LEEDS WILL DO NICELY !!!!!!!!
TWINY-LUFC
1 NIL LEEDS WILL DO NICELY !!!!!!!!
TWINY-LUFC
Anything but 3 points will be a disapointment mot
deslondon
Anything but 3 points will be a disapointment mot
deslondon
In my crystal ball i can see a Leeds win...
kazza
In my crystal ball i can see a Leeds win...
kazza
 

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