UK time is: 21:00:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Preston 2 Leeds Utd 0

PRESTON NORTH END: Nash, Alexander, Davis (Wilson 45), Mawene, Hill,Whaley, McKenna (Sedgwick 67), Jarrett, Stock (Nugent 84),Dichio, Ormerod.


Subs Not Used: Agyemang, Lewis Neal.



LEEDS UTD: Sullivan, Richardson, Gregan, Kilgallon, Pugh, Walton,Blake (Griffiths 66), Stone, Douglas, Healy,Moore (Beckford 51).


Subs Not Used: Bennett, Einarsson, Harding.


Att: 19,350

It's fine to play down the importance of this game, saying 'why should we give too much away'? But this put the fear of God into me, as Leeds simply weren't at the races!

A goals in each half from Brian Stock and Brett Ormerod earned Preston a victory that takes North End into the play-offs on the back of an eight-game unbeaten run. And that MUST boost their chances, particularly as they now have the home fixture in the second leg.

It was an even contest until Stock curled a free-kick around a poor Leeds defensive wall to score his first goal since joining from Bournemouth. But Leeds wilted after that.

A less competitive second period saw Preston hold fort in the middle of the park and Leeds doing very little to try and budge them. But as the game drew to a close, Ormerod forced the ball home after a goalmouth scramble to seal the points in the 77th minute.

Leeds finish the season with one win in 10 matches and although they had decent spells in each half, they rarely looked like getting back on terms.

Meanwhile, North End were also boosted by the surprise return of David Nugent as a substitute following a broken metatarsal last month.

Can we seriously make a case for this game? Obviously Preston will be delighted with it. As for Blackwell? Has he pulled the wool over their eyes? Let's hope so!








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 2 2006

Time: 11:40AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Watford cup tie arranged (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Mowatt Claims FL Young Player Award (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Leeds confirm Thompson appointment (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 18th (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Redfearn to finally land his man (Wednesday December 17 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 17th (Wednesday December 17 2014)

LUFC Leeds miss out on cash windfall (Tuesday December 16 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 16th (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Archived Leeds Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 243
2. deslondon 62
3. erni 56
4. King Billy 52
5. Tiny T 47
6. SimonTVW 33
7. Oyper 22
8. trickyfandango 15
9. ultraleeds 13
10. 1972Glory 12

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Birmingham 21 6 7 8 -9 25
16. Reading 21 7 4 10 -10 25
17. Huddersfield 21 6 6 9 -11 24
18. Leeds Utd 21 6 5 10 -7 23
19. Millwall 21 5 8 8 -8 23
20. Bolton 20 6 4 10 -6 22
21. Rotherham 21 4 9 8 -10 21

Breaking League News

LUFC Thompson hoping to help wake sleeping giants
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 20:22:00
LUFC Watford cup tie arranged
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 19:56:00
A Tribute To Max Clayton
Bolton : 18/12/2014 19:42:00
Boro have the desire
Middlesbrough : 18/12/2014 18:53:00
LUFC Mowatt Claims FL Young Player Award
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 18:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will we be in the relegation zone at the turn of the year?
Suggested By:  
Yes 56%
No 44%