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Bristol Rovers 2 - Leeds United 2

Memorial Stadium

7/03/09 3pm

Attendance: 10,293

LUFC - Leeds hijacked by the Pirates!

Having got into the play off places last weekend Leeds travelled to Bristol Rovers full of confidence.

Leeds were forced into only one change from the side that drew at Oldham, Howson returns from suspension for Bradley Johnson who now has to serve a one match ban himself.

Ankergren was called into action early and he was forced into a save to keep out Duffy.

The let off was short lived though, Pipe crossed into the middle and Hughes was there to put the hosts into the lead.

Bristol looked the better side in the first quarter of the game so it must have hurt when Leeds drew level just short of the half hour, Snodgrass put a great ball into the middle and it was headed in by Becchio for his second goal in two games.

Leeds would have been back on level terms after being second best for most of the first half hour.

With another game in just three days time it was worrying that both Kilkenny and Marques suffered head injuries in the first half hour.

The sides went in at half time all square.

The hosts had a good chance to retake the lead from the kick off but Duffy`s weak lob was easy for Leeds to clear.

Beckford had Leeds first effort of the half soon after when his header was saved.

Leeds took the lead just short of the hour when Roberts Snodgrass gave Phillips no chance in the Bristol goal with his free kick from 20 yards.

Leeds were now controlling the game and Beckford`s long range effort just went just over the bar.

Duffy gave Leeds a warning going into the last ten minutes when his effort was cleared off the line.

Leeds should have wrapped the game up inside the last ten minutes when they had a three on one but both Delph and Snodgrass failed to control the ball.

Just when Leeds thought they had the three points in the bag Bristol substitute Jo Kuffour equalised for the hosts in stoppage time.

Leeds will be disappointed to have dropped two points, they now have two home games in the next week against struggling Yeovil and Swindon so will have hopefully cemented their place in the play offs by next week has it`s only Leeds home form that`s currently keeping them in the promotion hunt.

Bristol Rovers
Phillips, Ryan, Green, Anthony, Elliott, Lescott, Pipe, Lines, Campbell, Hughes, Lambert, Duffy

Substitutes
St Louis -Hamilton, Jacobson, Hinton, Kuffour, Disley

Leeds United
Ankergren, Douglas, Naylor, Marques, Parker, Snodgrass, Kilkenny, Howson, Delph, Beckford, Becchio

Substitutes
Lucas, Michalik, Prutton, Grella, Trundle

Referee; Andre Marriner

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 7 2009

Time: 4:59PM

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What a missed opportunity this was, we could have been well in the play offs and with Yeovil and Swindon coming up at home we should have been clear of seventh place, now we aren't in the play offs again!!
dazza71
What a missed opportunity this was, we could have been well in the play offs and with Yeovil and Swindon coming up at home we should have been clear of seventh place, now we aren't in the play offs again!!
dazza71
For goodness sake!! Getting fed up with so many points thrown away... Might go support Manchester (jokes)... hut seriously c'mon grayson... get it together
snowy
For goodness sake!! Getting fed up with so many points thrown away... Might go support Manchester (jokes)... hut seriously c'mon grayson... get it together
snowy
I cant stand this another good chance to cement us in the play off's and yet again we thrown it away again if you cant win away from home then you dont get anywhere, Draws are no good at this point off the season. Very pi**ed off, If grayson does not get this sorted then i can only see another season in this league and that will be very bad for leeds, think we would lose all our good players enough is enough time to stop this rubbish away form or we can say good bye to the playoff's as there are teams in the top 6 with games in hand on us....MOT
turbo2
I cant stand this another good chance to cement us in the play off's and yet again we thrown it away again if you cant win away from home then you dont get anywhere, Draws are no good at this point off the season. Very pi**ed off, If grayson does not get this sorted then i can only see another season in this league and that will be very bad for leeds, think we would lose all our good players enough is enough time to stop this rubbish away form or we can say good bye to the playoff's as there are teams in the top 6 with games in hand on us....MOT
turbo2
Is it true does anyone know if Simon Walton is back at leeds just someone phoned me and said he was back with us, Can anyone help on this one, Think he would be a good choice at the back another player who likes to get stuck in could see him and Naylor kicking teams off the park... mot
turbo2
Is it true does anyone know if Simon Walton is back at leeds just someone phoned me and said he was back with us, Can anyone help on this one, Think he would be a good choice at the back another player who likes to get stuck in could see him and Naylor kicking teams off the park... mot
turbo2
Simon Walton cant stop getting sent off and getting into off the park bother....We have enoiugh defensive problems without that. Once again schoolboy errors and lack of concentration do for us. It feels like we lost...two away games...should have won both and win neither.
erni
Simon Walton cant stop getting sent off and getting into off the park bother....We have enoiugh defensive problems without that. Once again schoolboy errors and lack of concentration do for us. It feels like we lost...two away games...should have won both and win neither.
erni
Never a bad point away from home but it could have been so much better. Still, the recent good form continues and a play-off spot is still there for the taking.
Thaibluefan
Never a bad point away from home but it could have been so much better. Still, the recent good form continues and a play-off spot is still there for the taking.
Thaibluefan
 

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