Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Shakers end Leeds Wembley dream

Leeds United entertained League 2 side Bury at Elland Road this evening with a much changed team in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Leon Constantine and Filipe Da Costa made their full debuts and Simon Madden made his first appearance at right back.

Leeds started well with Leon Constantine scoring his first goal for the club in the 8th minute. Bury gained confidence from a headed goal by Ben Futcher on 24 minutes and another from Andy Bishop in the 29th minute.

Da Costa, with his first chance to shine, showed plenty of skill but spoiled all his good work four minutes before half time when he was shown a red card for lashing out at Shakers defender Paul Scott. Shortly afterwards United midfielder, David Prutton went into the book for his fifth yellow card this season, which means he will miss the FA Cup replay against Hereford.

It was one way traffic throughout the second half as Leeds took control of the game in spite of being a man down. Chance after chance after chance came and went with the crowd, of 18,809, sounding like 40,000, urging them on.

It was probably the most exciting match of the season so far and it ends United's hopes of a day out at Wembley but never mind, it is the league that is important this season.

Glynis adds:

We've got trophies and we don't need the paint!

Leeds United 1 Bury 2

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