UK time is: 12:51:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rotherhm United 4 - Leeds United 2

The Don Valley Stadium

8/10/08 7.45pm

Attendance: 4,658

LUFC- No gloss finish for Leeds!!

Leeds were dumped out of the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy at The Don Valley Stadium.

Gary McAllister made eight changes from the side that played at Peterborough United; David Lucas was recalled after his finger injury during the warm up on Saturday.

The Whites made a bright start and Robert Snodgrass hit the cross bar with a long range free kick.
Shortly afterwards Andy Robinson had a stinging shot superbly saved by Andy Warrington in the Rotherham goal.

It was Rotherham though who scored first, a long throw caught Leeds keeper Lucas in two minds and Sharps looping header drifted over the stranded keeper and into the net.

Leeds were soon back on level terms when a hard drive across the box by Prutton was saved by Warrington but after a scramble the ball fell to Howson who shot past the Rotherham keeper.

Neil Kilkenny then had a thunderous long range shot which had Warrington beaten but the ball just went wide of the post.

Rotherham went back in front just before half time, Reuben Reid was allowed to waltz through the centre of the Leeds defence and a desperate challenge from Andy Hughes resulted in a penalty to the home side.

Mark Hudson stepped up and placed the ball to Lucas`s left, the keeper guessed right but could only push the ball back out to Hudson who gleefully put the ball in at the second attempt.

Rotherham put the game beyond Leeds within the first ten minutes of the second half, firstly a fine cross from the right was superbly headed in by Drewe Broughton and then from a corner Nick Fenton powered another header past the helpless Lucas.
Rui Marques who had a terrible night in defence was caught napping for both goals and failed to pick up his attacker.

Leeds soon pulled a goal back when Showunmi somehow got the ball through Warrington from a tight angle.

Leeds decided on an all out attack, first Snodgrass`s point blank header was pushed away by Warrington and then Substitute Becchio`s header hit the bar.
It looked all over for Leeds when with ten minutes left they were reduced to ten men, having already used their three substitutes; Alan Sheehan limped off with what looked like a reoccurrence of his hamstring injury.

Rotherham had just named their man of the match, keeper Andy Warrington when he made a fantastic double save at the death, first to deny a Howson long range effort and then getting across Becchio from the rebound.

A disappointing result although on another night Leeds could have scored four or five if not for the heroics of the Rotherham keeper.
What was more worrying was the ease in which Rotherham scored their four goals.





Join Vital Leeds United!

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

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

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 .






Join Vital Leeds

Join Vital Leeds United!

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

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

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 .









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

The Journalist

Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 9 2008

Time: 2:44PM

Your Comments

We got what we deserved for our defensive performance.
dazza71
Defensively poor, little imagination going forward.
Tiny T
LUFC should follow Huddersfield example and refund the 1800 travelling fans, poor ********s, 9 changes and they did not even perform as wellthe reserve team
sunshine whites
Oh Tiny T, egg on your f**cking face! Maybe you'll stay off our Wednesday Vital site in future. Go and stay in the gutter where you lot belong
johnnywalker69
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 516
2. bago 187
3. deslondon 170
4. erni 145
5. King Billy 120
6. Davey 3006 109
7. leeds1975 109
8. Tiny T 80
9. SimonTVW 68
10. iwa 47

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58
14. Bolton 44 13 16 15 -3 55
15. Sheff Wed 44 13 14 17 1 53
16. Leeds Utd 44 15 8 21 -10 53
17. Huddersfield 44 13 11 20 -8 50
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44

Breaking League News

Switching On Is The Problem says Burke.
Birmingham : 23/04/2014 12:51:00
Macheda Looking To Stay In England.
Birmingham : 23/04/2014 12:24:00
Albion Fight On
Brighton : 23/04/2014 12:11:00
Pearson On Leicester's 'Huge Achievement'
Leicester City : 23/04/2014 11:57:00
We are Premier League
Leicester City : 23/04/2014 11:54:00
Bolton : 23/04/2014 11:36:00
Tigers to offer Owls target new deal
Sheff Wed : 23/04/2014 10:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should McDermott go now?
Suggested By:  
Yes 78%
No 22%