Greenwood's set piece lights up social media

28 Jul 2021 08:08 am, by Ellandback1


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Greenwood's set piece lights up social media

Leeds U23's kicked off their pre-season with a win against local rivals Guiseley last night at Nethermore Park. Exciting new recruit Amari Miller made his debut for the Whites, but it was Sam Greenwood that stole the plaudits, for a sublime 20 yard free kick that would have beaten most Premier leagues keepers.

Summerville opened the scoring on 19 minutes after being hacked down in the box. He stepped up himself firing a rasping shot into the bottom left hand corner giving Guiseley's keeper no chance. Their lead would not last long though - 3 minutes to be precise. The home side broke down the right wing, squared a ball to Thompson, levelling the game from close distance.

Just before half time Leeds showed their superiority. Dead ball specialist Sam Greenwood stepped up from twenty yards. With power and precision, the 19 year old delivered a missile into the top left upright sending thousands of travelling Leeds fans, and many more on social media into ecstasy.

Leeds extended their lead six minutes from time. Summerville's hard work was rewarded with an assist after finding Allen in space, in the box. The 17 year old tucked the ball away to make the game safe. Guiseley grabbed a late consolation two minutes later, but Leeds held on for the win! Long term absentee Adam Forshaw continued on the road to recovery. The 29yo played 30 minutes of the second half.


Leeds heartened by Brekalo news

Leeds have received a boost after hearing that Josip Brekalo has asked to leave Wolfsburg. Whilst the German outfit are open to letting the winger leave this summer, he is likely to spark a bidding frenzy with many top European sides credited with links to the 23 year old. He is currently valued at 15-18m, but that figure could easily rise. The Croatian winger is not just a technically gifted but has explosive pace. Other reports liken him to Arjen Robben!





Bielsa to field strong side against Lancashire rivals

Leeds travel to Ewood Park this evening to face Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers. Bielsa is expected to field a much stronger team than the one that dispatched Guiseley at Nethermore Park last night. Niall Huggins, Jamie Shackleton and Ian Poveda are all expected to play a part this evening, along with new recruit Firpo. Rovers Manager Tony Mowbray is set to unleash Ben Brereton tonight. The 22 year old forward enjoyed a successful campaign for Chile recently during the Copa America; catching the attention of both Bielsa and Orta!

The game kicks off at 7.30pm and is being streamed on LiveNow.




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Eireleeds1 wrote on 28 Jul 2021 09:33 pm

Carrick Dave wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:17 pm The only option appears to be getting lucky with our membership for a season-ticket holder's seat who has traded it back to the club for that game.

Problem is we'd find out so late the cost of hotels and flights would be astronomical if we could even manage to get hold of them.

I take it the Galway SC lads haven't managed to work anything out either then? They'll be gutted.
They’re depending on getting as many as possible from the membership thing. Hope it works as the weekends with those lads are amazing. Have missed them shocking

Carrick Dave wrote on 28 Jul 2021 09:17 pm

Eireleeds1 wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:50 pm Cheers 64.👍 not been about a lot with no footie but thankfully new season just around the corner. Not too confident of getting over this season though as can’t see much possibilities for getting tickets
The only option appears to be getting lucky with our membership for a season-ticket holder's seat who has traded it back to the club for that game.

Problem is we'd find out so late the cost of hotels and flights would be astronomical if we could even manage to get hold of them.

I take it the Galway SC lads haven't managed to work anything out either then? They'll be gutted.

Eireleeds1 wrote on 28 Jul 2021 09:10 pm

1964white wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:55 pm Acquiring tickets will certainly be a problem this season. Glad you are ok :tup:
Got membership and applied for a season ticket. Not much more an overseas supporter can do really. Looked up the corporate packages and prices are crazy

1964white wrote on 28 Jul 2021 08:55 pm

Eireleeds1 wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:50 pm Cheers 64.👍 not been about a lot with no footie but thankfully new season just around the corner. Not too confident of getting over this season though as can’t see much possibilities for getting tickets
Acquiring tickets will certainly be a problem this season. Glad you are ok :tup:

Eireleeds1 wrote on 28 Jul 2021 08:50 pm

1964white wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:18 pm Good to hear from you Eire :-D
Cheers 64.👍 not been about a lot with no footie but thankfully new season just around the corner. Not too confident of getting over this season though as can’t see much possibilities for getting tickets