Date:Friday June 26 2009
Leeds moved into November still handily placed in third place but the month was going to take a dramatic turn of fortunes for the Whites.
Leeds started the month well enough with a rare away win and clean sheet at Cheltenham Town, the only goal of the game coming in the first ten minutes from inform Lucciano Becchio.
FA Cup action took the spotlight the following week and Leeds and Northampton kicked off the FA Cup first round with a Friday night clash in front of the Setanta Sport cameras.
Leeds dominated the game but fell behind to a Scott McGleish goal in the first ten minutes.
The Whites played with a man extra for over an hour when Northampton had Giles Coke sent off for two bookable offences.
Andy Robinson levelled the scores from the penalty spot for Leeds soon after his dismissal but couldn`t find a winner.
Leeds were back in cup action on the Tuesday night, this time they met Championship side Derby County at Pride Park in a fourth round Carling Cup clash.
Leeds made a dreadful start and were 2-0 down inside the first twenty minutes with some woeful defending once again.
Lucciano Becchio got Leeds back into the game just before half time and once again despite dominating couldn`t find a goal to take the game into extra time.
Leeds were back in League action on Saturday and entertained local rivals Huddersfield Town, Robert Snodgrass gave Leeds an ideal start with a goal inside the first five minutes.
Joe Scarz pulled the Terriers level in the first minute of the second half and Michael Collins gave the away side all three points with a winner in injury time.
Leeds quickly had to put the disappointment of the West Yorkshire derby behind them when they played Northampton Town in their FA Cup replay once again in front of the live TV cameras on the Monday night.
This time Leeds converted their chances, Jermaine Beckford scored a scintillating hat trick, Ben Parker scored his first goal for the club and an own goal gave Leeds a comfortable 5-2 victory and a passage into the second round where they would meet non League Histon Town.
Northampton`s two goals were scored by Leeds only signing of the close season so far Jason Crowe.
Leeds continued their goal feast on the Saturday, this time putting four past Hartlepool United.
Jermaine Beckford continued his red hot streak with two more goals, Lucciano Becchio and Fabian Delph scored the other goals.
Northampton Town and Leeds locked horns for the third time in the month and this time the Cobblers came away with all three points at Sixfields Stadium, Jermaine Beckford scored his sixth goal in three games for Leeds but goals from Liam Davis and Nicholas Bignall gave Northampton a famous victory.
The worst news of the evening was an injury to Jermaine Beckford which would rule him out till Christmas.
This was Leeds last league fixture of the month and after starting the month in third they had slipped down to seventh place and just outside the play off positions.
The worst moment of the month was still to come though and Leeds once again became victims of a huge giant killing act when tiny Histon Town put Leeds out of the FA Cup, Histon won 1-0 in front of the live ITV cameras and the pressure was beginning to mount on manager Gary McAllister.
Could December be a better month for the club or was the Histon defeat the sign of things to come for the Leeds faithful?
The review of December will follow next week.
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