By Keith Ingham
It's hard to concentrate on the football action on the field when a mindless, cowardly thug enters the field of play and viciously attacks an opposing player. What happened shamed our club and the everything we hold dear.
The manager kept faith with the side v Barnsley but new signing Ryan Hall made the bench.
It was Wednesday who started better and went
close on a few occasions especially when Paddy Kenny 'flapped' at a shot that bounced off his gloves hit the bar and fell back into his grateful arms. Leeds hardly showed anything and the midfield was run ragged by the home side. Rodolph Austin
looked well off the pace and Michael Brown was lucky not to see a card for his usual 'boisterous' challenges.
Sheffield took the lead after a long throw found the head of Bothroyd to score with a flick off his head. While all around him were trying to keep their head El Hadji Diouf was doing his level best to talk his way into the referee's notebook. Sadly a first half to forget.
Maybe a few teacups were thrown at half time because Leeds improved in the second half with David Norris coming on for the ineffective Austin. Some of the passing was really good and half chances were
created but the final ball was just not right. Michael Brown finally tested the referee's patience once too often and was booked. Varney was brought on to replace the injured Peltier, who to me is out of position and is constantly struggling being on his wrong side.
With the clock moving towards the last ten minutes, after a great passing move the ball broke to Michael Tonge who un-leashed a rocket past the despairing hands of Kirkland. What followed is
simply something that cannot be tolerated in modern society, never mind football. A mindless act by a moron who should be banned from all football matches.
It's sad that the actions of one shames the others there to support their team.
This is a match Leeds did not deserve to win as the break seemed to take the momentum out of recent performances.
Man of the Match : Jason Pearce, the best centre back we've had since Lucas.