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Leeds United Game 2 2005

In front of a loud cheering crowd the in the 14th of May at Elland Road, Leeds supporters lived their dream when playing a 90-minute game of football on the hallowed turf. By doing so they also contributed significantly to improve life for people with diabetes and other special needs.

The second game at Elland Road was equally as thrilling as the first. John Scott scored the first goal only 5 minutes into the game for the Away team, and was shortly followed by team-mate Chris Shields who scored in the 12th minute. Doug Adams got the first goal for the Home team in the 21st minute but the Away team answered back with yet another goal scored by Stephen O’Brien. With only 15 minutes left in the first half, the Home team managed to score 2 goals, the first a great strike by Sam Wood and a header by Matthew Duce. Leaving the score at 3-3 at half time.

The 2nd half started with a goal in the 52nd minute by the Away team’s centre forward Liam Wharin. The score was now 3-4 in favour of the Away team and it stayed that way until the 86th minute when the Home team’s Daniel Sumpter levelled the scores at 4-4. The atmosphere at Elland Road was exhilarating with only 4 minutes left and the scores tied, but 2 late goals sealed the result for the Away team. Stu Clensey and then Liam Wharin scored leaving the Away team as 6-4 winners, a fantastic finish to what had been one of the best games of the Football Aid season.

Man of the Match:

Proud winners of the signed match balls were, Matthew Duce for the Home team and John Scott for the Away team.

Captains:

Wearing the captain’s armband was Steve Wood for the Home team and Chris Shields for the Away team.

Quotes from the day:

“Really enjoyed the game, feedback would all be positive, particularly for John McClelland who was fantastic in both the pre match tour, in the dressing room and on the pitch. The organisation of the day was good, the facilities top notch, the ref and linesman up to the job and the post match unhurried which allowed everyone to bask in the glory! Many thanks, and looking forward to Charlton and Fulham even more now.”

“Yes I loved every minute of it. The only aches I have is from when I was tackled in the box and landed on my right hip, nice patterns are starting to emerge from the said area... I think the quote for the day in our dressing room was "My legs are on fire with that Fiery Jack”.

Event Photography and Filming - Over 500 fantastic action photos of each match at Elland Road are available from Matt Nuttall Photography, please visit his website for full order details – www.mattnuttallphotography.co.uk
In addition there is a superb DVD available, it includes footage of the pre-match build up as well as full match action and can be ordered by contacting Shane Wilkinson on tel - 07976 509335, or by e-mail at - neishka@blueyonder.co.uk
A percentage of all these sales will go towards Football Aid’s chosen charities.