LUFC - Leeds make it five in a row
The Western Homes Community Stadium
Leeds travelled to Colchester United hoping to close the gap on the teams directly above them.
Leeds stuck with the same side that beat MK Dons last weekend.
Beckford had an early chance for Leeds but was thwarted by the Colchester keeper Cousins.
Leeds keeper Ankergren was also involved early on when saving well from Karl Hawley.
Becchio headed narrowly wide after a corner from Snodgrass.
Yeates then had the best chance of the game so far for Colchester, once again Ankergren was equal to it and pushed the ball away for a corner.
Leeds took the lead on the half hour when Luciano Becchio made space for himself and gave the Colchester keeper no chance with his shot.
Becchio had a chance to increase the lead but his header went over the bar.
Beckford had a chance to give Leeds a two goal advantage on the stroke of half time but Cousins in the Colchester goal kept them in it.
A very quite second half with very little goal mouth action, Leeds did have the goal in the net again but the offside flag had been raised.
Colchester`s first serious attempt of the half came with less than fifteen minutes on the clock, Ankergren saved easily from a Yeates effort.
Four minutes of added time were added, Beckford had the only chance during this time on the stroke of full time.
Leeds make it five wins in a row but with time running out it looks like they are going to have to settle for a place in the play offs.
Cousins, Maybury, Trotman, Baldwin, Tierney, Perkins, Dean Hammond, Izzett, Yeates, Platt, Hawley
Gerken, White, Vincent, Hackney, Goburn
Ankergren, Douglas, Naylor, Sodje, Parker, Howson, Delph, Snodgrass, Kilkenny, Beckford, Becchio
Lucas, Marques, Robinson, Hughes, Dickinson
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 .