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Elland Road (ATT 25,445) 6th March 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: O Langford

Leeds Leeds United vs Brentford Brentford

Leeds 1

J Beckford (72)

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Brentford 1

B Strevens (60)

Beckford spares Leeds' blushes

Striker on target, but Whites drop more points

Last Updated: 06/03/10 6:57pm

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Beckford: Equalises for Leeds

Beckford: Equalises for Leeds

Jermaine Beckford's 25th goal of the season and his first since the end of January rescued a point for Leeds in a 1-1 draw with Brentford.

Beckford struck from two yards, 13 minutes after Ben Strevens had stunned the home crowd by snatching a 59th-minute opening goal for Brentford.

Brentford's best opportunity of the first half fell to the unmarked Sam Wood but Casper Ankergren was quick off his line to make a desperate save. Leeds finished the first half strongly, Beckford and Gary McSheffrey going close to breaking the deadlock.

But Brentford took a shock lead. Kevin O'Connor's corner was helped on by Leon Legge to Charlie MacDonald. His shot was parried by Ankergren but Strevens forced the ball over the line from a few yards out.

Beckford had endured a frustrating afternoon until his 72nd-minute leveller. Robert Snodgrass's cross from the right found McSheffrey beyond the far post and his deflected pass into the goalmouth was side-footed in by Beckford.

Leeds could have won it but substitute Lubo Michalik headed against a post in the 90th minute.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 9 21
2 Milton Keynes Dons 8 16
3 Peterborough United 9 16
4 Swindon Town 8 15
5 Chesterfield 8 14
6 Bradford City 9 14
7 Rochdale 9 13
8 Preston North End 8 13
9 Fleetwood Town 9 13
10 Sheffield United 8 13
11 Coventry City 9 12
12 Gillingham 9 12
13 Yeovil Town 9 12
14 Oldham Athletic 9 11
15 Doncaster Rovers 8 11
16 Notts County 8 10
17 Leyton Orient 8 10
18 Crawley Town 9 10
19 Barnsley 8 9
20 Walsall 9 8
21 Port Vale 9 8
22 Scunthorpe United 9 7
23 Colchester United 9 6
24 Crewe Alexandra 8 4

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