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Histon Town 1 - Leeds United 0

Glass World Stadium

30/11/08 12.15pm

Attendance: 4,500

LUFC - Leeds humbled in Cup

Leeds United were embarrassed in the FA Cup by non league Histon Town in atrocious conditions at the Glass World stadium.

Leeds brought in Frazer Richardson, Rui Marques and Alan Sheehan at the back. David Prutton was dropped after a couple of good League appearances so that Snodgrass and Robinson could support Becchio up front.

The home side were the better team throughout the first half and you would have wondered which side was in League One and which was in the Conference?

Becchio missed Leeds only decent chance of the half when his shot went well over when in a good position.

The only goal of the game came just before half time when Michalik allowed Histon defender Matt Langston to get on the end of a corner and steered the ball into the net.

You would have thought this would have woke Leeds up but Histon continued to take the game to Leeds for the rest of the half.

Leeds went in at half time without mustering a shot on target and surely it could only get better?

It took until about the hour mark before Leeds realised they were in a cup tie and losing 1-0, Becchio wasted a golden opportunity to equalise when blazing wide from a good position.

This did seem to wake Leeds up and Michalik came within a post of equalising when his effort from the edge of the area cannoned back off the post.

Leeds were now applying all the pressure but without any reward whilst Danny Wright and Jack Midson did a good job of chasing and harassing the Leeds defence whenever the ball came over the half way line for Histon.

Leeds afternoon was summed up late on when Michalik`s stinging volley was acrobatically cleared off the line by Murray.

The full time whistle went to the delight of all the Histon fans and players and I am sure all the non Leeds watching fans around the country!

Histon deserved their victory for their hard work and battling display whilst it took Leeds sixty minutes to get into the cup tie.

There are no excuses now for Leeds and the League is their one and only priority.
Over the last few month`s though Leeds performances have dipped alarmingly and unless Gary McAllister stops the slide quickly we will be looking at a mid table finish at best.

Histon`s reward for beating Leeds is another home tie; this time against Championship side Swansea City.

Good luck for the next round Histon Town and well played.

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 1 2008

Time: 6:33AM

Your Comments

Congratulations to Histon, excellent win! Remember when they were a league below my local side and so many volunteers have made the club what it is today! Credit to the lot of them!
Congratulations Histon. But how did Hughes start ahead of Prutton.
Tiny T
I think his name must have been written on the team sheet instead tiny terrier..
80s terrier
Fair comments 71 ...
80s terrier
Congratulations to everyone involved in Histon Town football club & good luck.
pete mc
fair play mc...
80s terrier
71...Please explain to us what was so wrong with the conditions that it caused Histon to play well and you got battered...Surely if the conditions were deemed to have affected the game Histon would have been ***p too..? Infact having seen the goal (1,000 times),it came direct from a corner and at no time did the ball touch the ground..Does this mean that the fault was something to do with the atmosphere..???
80s terrier
the pitch isnt an excuse but in fairness they would be used to playing on that type of pitch week in, week out......and the goal came from *****e defending from michialik.....
the pitch isnt an excuse but in fairness they would be used to playing on that type of pitch week in, week out......and the goal came from *****e defending from michalik.....
Respect to Histon and all that are involved with the club.The Chairman and his wife what a team and the commitement has repaid them well.Good luck to them in the cup..As for us,nothing to say i will say nothing :-(
huddersfield & leeds haha both *****ty clubs! SWFC yorkshires no.1
It was just a statement that they were atrocious conditions, correct me if I was wrong!! I cannot see anywhere in my report where I say it didn't help Leeds. Both teams have to play in what ever conditions are thrown at them. You would have thought someone whose on a few grand a week should be able to play on anything! There is no excuse for Leeds defeat on the conditions, we was crap on the day and Histon wanted the victory more than Leeds.
Ok,maybe in anticipation i read something into your report that wasnt there 71..Fair point(s)..
80s terrier
Congratulations on making the New Zealand national news sports report.
Auckland Owl
Benowl since when have Sheff Wed, been Yorkshire's no 1? Technically its Hull City. Then Sheff United, Barnsley etc the list goes on! We are poor at the moment but I bet you any monety you like we will be back in the premiership long before your sad pathetic team ever does!
We made some other far out nations headlines as well.
I think you should be proud to knock rugby out of the NZ sport news highlights.
Auckland Owl
made some closer to home headlines as well.....
To be honest in away perhaps it was a blessing in disguise, if we had gone through and come up against a premiership team, with our current standard of defending it could have been embarrasing.

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