Date:Sunday July 26 2009
Leeds United went into March in the Play off positions despite another inconsistent month in February which reached an all time low with the dismal performance at Hereford United.
Leeds started the month on front of the live Sky TV cameras in a Monday night clash at Oldham Athletic.
Despite a much improved away performance they had to settle for a draw. Lee Hughes gave the Latics the lead shortly after half time, Luciano Becchio quickly equalised for the whites and despite pressurising the Oldham goal had to settle for a point.
They were on their travels again on the Saturday, this time at Bristol Rovers.
The Pirates took the lead when Jeff Hughes gave Ankergren no chance after slack Leeds defending.
Leeds had turned the game around by the hour, firstly Becchio scored and then a sweetly struck free kick by Robert Snodgrass gave Leeds the lead.
The Whites thought they had secured all three points until substitute Joe Kuffour waltzed through the Leeds defence before blasting past Ankergren in the final minute.
After another disappointing away result Leeds had once again slipped out of the Play off positions.
At Elland Road Leeds were a completely different outfit, two home wins in the space of five days made it seven wins in a row at home.
First they put four past Yeovil with Jermaine Beckford scoring his third hat trick of the season and a good strike from Neil Kilkenny.
In the following game Leeds left it late before Jermaine Beckford secured all three points for the Whites.
Beckford was however to tarnish his performance in the last minute when he was sent off for two bookable offences, the second booking was for petulance in the dying seconds.
This infuriated the fans who were now going to have to do without their leading goalscorer again, so soon after his three match ban that he incurred for the incident against Millwall.
Next time out Leeds finally won on their travels for the first time since January but almost threw away a three goal lead against ten men at Crewe.
Crewe were reduced to ten men inside the first twenty minutes when Billy Jones was sent off for two bookable offences.
Leeds took advantage of the extra man and three goals in the space of five minutes around the half hour by Kilkenny, Becchio and Snodgrass looked like earning Leeds a comfortable victory.
Leeds had an anxious last twenty minutes when first Julien Baudet and then Tom Pope scored for Crewe, Leeds however managed to hold on to make it three wins in a row.
The last game of the month saw promotion chasing MK Dons visit Elland Road and once again Leeds home form continued as they made it eight wins at home in a row.
Beckford returned from suspension to score a goal in each half to move Leeds to within one point of MK Dons.
Leeds had climbed to fifth in the table during the month which had seen them remain unbeaten, drawing two and winning their last four games in a row.
They now had a five point cushion over seventh place Tranmere Rovers.
The Whites felt that they could still be involved in the mix for automatic promotion with them now being ten points behind second placed Peterborough United with a game in hand.
With games running out fast, could Leeds make a final push through April and close the gap on second place?
Find out next week when I will do a review of April.
Vital Leeds United is a fast growing Leeds United fan site, with the sole aim of becoming the #1 unofficial website for Leeds United fans everywhere.
The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum and regularly looks at the clubs past. Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital leeds .
Date:Sunday July 26 2009
LUFC On This Day - September 3rd (Thursday September 3 2015)
LUFC Leeds United Summer Transfer Rumours Round-Up (Wednesday September 2 2015)
LUFC Ajose leaves Leeds to join Swindon (Wednesday September 2 2015)
LUFC On This Day - September 2nd (Wednesday September 2 2015)
LUFC Stokes and Phillips on target in Leeds win (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC Best Transfer Window In Years (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC Summer Trialist Joins Rovers (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC Botaka completes move to Leeds United (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC 'Mini Messi' Makes Spanish Move (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC On This Day - September 1st (Tuesday September 1 2015)
|10. Leeds Utd||5||1||4||0||1||7|
|11. MK Dons||5||2||1||2||1||7|
|Ipswich Town's International Pedigree
» Ipswich : 03/09/2015 16:03:00
|Can We Beat Villa?
» Birmingham : 03/09/2015 15:18:00
|Opinion: Gleeson nomination deserved
» Birmingham : 03/09/2015 13:00:01
|Can Wolves now keep Afobe happy?
» Wolves : 03/09/2015 11:00:01
|So why was Stearman sold to Fulham?
» Wolves : 03/09/2015 09:00:01