Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Leeds win at Hartlepool

Hartlepool United
0 - 1
Leeds United

Victoria Park

25/04/09 3pm

Attendance: 6,402

Referee:

Leeds travelled to the North East today to face Hartlepool United still desperate for points to avoid relegation whilst Leeds were guaranteed of a Play Off place.


Hartlepool stuck with the same staring eleven as the side that beat Yeovil last Saturday.

Bradley Johnson replaced Robert Snodgrass in the only change to the Leeds side from last weekend.

Jermaine Beckford almost gave Leeds a dream start in the first minute but he screwed his shot wide.

Hartlepool soon had their first chance, Ankergren saving from Joel Porter.

Beckford was soon having a sight on goal again for Leeds, this time his effort was saved on the line by Hartlepool defender Skarz.

In an entertaining opening Nardiello worked himself some space, but Ankergren was alert to deny the Hartlepool forward.

Leeds earned a free kick on the edge of the area after a cynical tackle on Beckford, from the resulting free kick Bradley Johnson`s free kick cannoned off the bar.

Sodje was next to go close for Leeds, his deflected header hit the cross bar and went over.

An entertaining first half was brought to an end without either side being able to break the deadlock.

Gary Liddle had the first chance of the second half for the hosts but shot wide when he had plenty of time to pick his spot.

Leeds took the lead on the hour when Jermaine Beckford`s turn and shot gave Budtz no chance in the Hartlepool goal.

Johnson tried again with another free kick but his effort this time was saved by Budtz.

Leeds secured another away win and will be hoping that results can go their way next weekend to ensure home advantage in the second leg of the Play offs.

Teams
Hartlepool
Budtz, Liddle, Nelson, Collins, Skarz, Jones, Sweeney, Clark, Monkhouse, Porter, Nardiello

Substitutes
Lee-Barrett, Robson, Humphreys, Parker, Mackay

Leeds
Ankergren, Douglas, Naylor, Sodje, Parker, Kilkenny, Howson, Johnson, Robinson, Becchio, Beckford

Substitutes
Lucas, Marques, Grella, Hughes, Dickinson

Vital Leeds United!

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

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 .



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Dazza71
Date:Saturday April 25 2009
Time: 4:55PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Steve Evans stay?
Suggested By:
Yes91%
No9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Leeds Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza7160
2.Tiny T29
3.Oyper17
4.deslondon16
5.Spanky White15
6.bago15
7.erni13
8.SimonTVW12
9.Dublin White3
10.1972Glory2