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Higgs saves Leeds in draw

Southend United
0 - 0
Leeds United

Roots Hall

11/09/09 7.45pm

Attendance: 10,123 (2151 Leeds)

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Leeds 100% start to the season ended in a hard fought 0-0 draw at Southend.

The Whites made two changes from the side that defeated Stockport last week.

Jermaine Beckford returned to the starting line up in place on Mike Grella,
Patrick Kisnorbo came back into the side and partnered Leigh Bromby in the centre of defence.

In a very tight first half with very few clear cut chances, Bromby had Leeds best chance but missed the target from close range.

Southend should have taken the lead on the stroke of half time but Grant somehow managed to shoot over with Higgs well out of position in the Leeds goal.

Leeds were forced into an early change in the second half, Lubomir Michalik replaced Jason Crowe. Bromby reverted to right back with Michalik partnering Kisnorbo in the middle of defence.

Southend missed a great chance to take the lead half way through the half when they were awarded a penalty after a foul by Leigh Bromby.

Barnard took the spot kick but Shane Higgs dived to his left to make a fabulous save.

Beckford had a chance soon afterwards but Barrett got back to deflect his shot out for a corner.

Jermaine Beckford then had Leeds best effort in the final few minutes but his weak effort was saved by Mildenhall in the Southend goal.

Leeds continued to search for a late winner and substitute Mike Grella headed wide from a corner.

Bradley Johnson had Leeds last effort on goal but he screwed his shot wide.

The 100% start to the season has gone but Leeds have gone top for at least 19 hours.

Teams

Southend
Mildenhall, Francis, Barrett, M`Voto, Herd, McCormack, Grant, Moussa, Christophe, Laurant, Barnard

Subs
Walker, Scannell, Sankofa, Freedman, O`Keefe, Joyce, Sawyer

Leeds
Higgs, Crowe, Bromby, Kisnorbo, Hughes, Doyle, Howson, Snodgrass, Johnson, Beckford, Becchio

Subs
Ankergren, Prutton, Kilkenny, Grella, Showunmi, Michalik, Robinson


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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Friday September 11 2009
Time: 9:45PM

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Was always going to be a hard game, at least we have gone top and ares still unbeaten. Could have been worse if not for Higgs, best signing of the summer.
dazza71
11/09/2009 21:46:00
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cant say im dissapointed. we were always going to drop points. not going to win every game. just like charlton. they will drop points too.
benlufc
12/09/2009
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a point will do me...southend always giv us a game...jus shows the diffrence wit higgs savin the peno,a bit of luck through out the season is what we need and i hav a funny feelin charlton are gonna drop points aswell this weekend...but for now its leeds united top of the league marchin on together
TWINY-LUFC
12/09/2009 01:35:00
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