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LUFC - Hartlepool v Leeds preview

Leeds travel to Hartlepool United on Saturday for their final League game of the season with a place in the Play Offs already secured.


Pool won a crucial relegation battle 3-2 at Yeovil Town last Saturday a result that now sees them four points clear of the relegation zone with only two games remaining.
Last time out at home they lost 3-2 against Play Off hopefuls Scunthorpe United.

Victoria Park has been the place to be this season to see goals, in twenty two League games there have been 84 goals, an average of almost four each game.

Recent home form (last game first) LWLLWL

Leeds beat fellow Play Off hopefuls Tranmere Rovers 3-1 at Elland Road last Saturday.
Last time out on their travels they lost in injury time at Champions Leicester City.

Recent away form (last game first) LDWWDD


The two clubs have only ever met on six occasions with their first ever League encounters being only last season.
At Hartlepool they have met just twice with Leeds winning a FA Cup tie in 1979 6-2 and last seasons League encounter finished 1-1.

They have already met twice this season at Elland Road.
They met in the Carling Cup in September when Leeds twice came from behind to win with a last minute goal though Andy Robinson.

The two clubs clashed again in the League in November, this time Leeds won more easily 4-1 although it was only 1-1 at half time.

Full history of results (League unless stated)

1965/66 Leeds 4-2 Hartlepool League Cup
1978/79 Hartlepool 2-6 Leeds FA Cup
2007/08 Leeds 2-0 Hartlepool
2007/08 Hartlepool 1-1 Leeds
2008/09 Leeds 3-2 Hartlepool
2008/09 Leeds 4-1 Hartlepool

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Date:Thursday April 23 2009
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