Leeds 2 Swindon Town 1
Saturday 17 November
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RESULT: Leeds United 2 Swindon Town 1
Leeds Scorer: J Beckford, 32, 55
Swindon scorer: L Peacock, 47
A spirited display from Swindon wasn't enough to end Leeds United's unbeaten home run – the Town going down 2-1 in front of a packed Elland Road.
However, the score didn't really reflect what was a very tight match, and Paul Sturrock's men will feel aggrieved not to have taken something from the game.
Swindon started the brighter of the two teams, but at the half wore on the home team began gain the initiative.
Eventually their dominance paid off when Hasney Aljofree was extremely unlucky to concede a contentious penalty for alleged hand ball - although he appeared to be well outside the box.
Jermaine Beckford smashed home from 12 yards to give the home side the lead - one that they took into half time.
Swindon came out for the second-half and found themselves level within 90 seconds of the restart. Christian Roberts found Simon Cox down the right, who slid the ball across for Lee Peacock to find the net.
Unfortunately for the two thousand strong travelling fans the Town didn't remain level for long. Beckford scored his and Leeds' second just ten minutes later, the big striker smashing the ball home following a poor piece of defending from Sofi Zaaboub.
Sturrock once again turned to Barry Corr with 15 minutes to go in attempt to find a deserved equaliser. The big Irishman nearly obliged when his header was parried by Leeds keeper Casper Ankergren and Simon Cox bundled the ball home – only for the goal to be ruled out, the Reading youngster being flagged for off-side.
Town continued to push right to the final whistle but unfortunately it wasn't to be and Leeds held on to continue their remarkable recovery from a 15 point deduction at the start of the season.
The result leaves Town 12th in the table, but with a game in hand and improving performances over the last few weeks, fans can be optimistic that the club can still realise their dream of a play-off place come next May.
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Saturday 24 November 2007, 3.00pm
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