SHERIDAN DICTATES: LEEDS UNITED NOSTALGIA

GAME BY GAME: 1950-51

SATURDAY 19th AUGUST 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Dudley 7', 35', Browning 36')

DONCASTER ROVERS 1 (Harrison 82')

Attendance: 40,208

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Cochrane, Iggleden, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Doncaster Rovers line up: Hardwick, Rouse, Graham, Lowes, Bycroft, Miller, Tindill, Martin, Harrison, Doherty, Calverley

Referee: J. Topliss

A freak goal sets Leeds on their way to two points as the new season gets underway. Ken Hardwick's goal-kick hits Frank Dudley on the head and ends up in the net. Dudley extends the lead when he capitalises on a weak back pass by Bert Rouse and a minute later Len Browning makes it 3-0 from Cochrane's cross. Ray Harrison grabs a consolation for the Rovers with minutes to go.

MONDAY 21st AUGUST 1950

DIVISION TWO

COVENTRY CITY 1 (Roberts 46')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 30,213

Coventry City line up: Wood, Barratt, R. Mason, Timmins, McDonnell, Simpson, Lockhart, Warner, Roberts, Allen, Chisholm

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Cochrane, Moss, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Referee: R. Wood

A free kick from Harry Barrett just after half time provides the chance for Ted Roberts to head home from six yards for the games only goal. Leeds fail to take their chances and the hosts are grateful for the final whistle. Len Browning goes close for United but his header comes back off the bar.

SATURDAY 26th AUGUST 1950

DIVISION TWO

BRENTFORD 1 (Manley 31')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Williams xx', Burden 30')

Attendance: 20,381

Brentford line up: unknown

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, McCabe, Burden, Harrison, Moss, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Referee: unknown

Harold Searson produces a fantastic save with two minutes to go to preserve Leeds' lead. Williams opens the scoring with a fine strike and Burden doubles the lead. Manley pulls a goal back immediately and Brentford go on to dominate the game but Leeds hold firm.

WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Browning 75')

COVENTRY CITY 0

Attendance: 28,938

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, McCabe, Burden, Harrison, Frost, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Coventry City line up: Wood, Barratt, R. Mason, Timmins, McDonnell, Simpson, Lockhart, Warner, Roberts, Allen, Chisholm

Referee: R. Wood

Coventry concede for the first time this season when Len Browning scores with 15 minutes left. Browning's goal is rather fortunate as the ball falls to him from Frank Dudley's miskick but he finishes well. This vistors are unlucky to lose and come close to an equaliser when Ted Roberts crashes a fierce shot against the upright. This win takes Leeds up to fourth.

SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 0

BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 (Crossan 35')

Attendance: 32,799

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, McCabe, Harrison, Burden, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Blackburn Rovers line up: Patterson, Gray, Eckersley, Campbell, Holt, Horton, McCaig, Crossan, Graham, Todd, Priday

Referee: G. Todd

A game lacking real quality is settled when Eddie Crossan scores from close range after a cross from Bob Priday, just minutes after he had seen an effort ruled out for offside. Leeds best chance comes when Dudley fires just over the bar.

THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

SWANSEA CITY 4 (Richards 8', Lucas penalty 16', penalty 47', Allchurch 73')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Dudley 66', Browning 86')

Attendance: 19,501

Swansea City line up: Parry, Newell, Clarke, Lucas, Weston, G. Beech, Donovan, Thomas, Richards, Allchurch, Barber

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Moss, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Referee: G. Clark

Leeds battle well but are beaten at Swansea who win for the first time this season. Richards opens the scoring from 12 yards and Lucas doubles the lead from the spot after the referee controversially awards a penalty when he claims Milburn handles in the area. Donovan's shot rattles the Leeds crossbar before Kerfoot handballs and Lucas scores his second penalty of the game. Dudley pulls a goal back but Allchurch heads home Swansea's fourth before Browning's header completes the scoring.

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

SOUTHAMPTON 2 (Bates xx, Edwards 38')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 25,806

Southampton line up: Kelly, Anderson, Ballard, Curtis, Webber, Mallett, Day, Bates, Brown, Edwards, Mitchell

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Moss, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Referee: R. Leafe

Bates opens the scoring when he heads home Day's corner and Edwards thunders a shot past Searson to condemn Leeds to another defeat. The second half is a dull affair with United offering very little.

SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Browning 58', Williams 66')

BARNSLEY 2 (Burden own goal 24', McCormack 62')

Attendance: 37,633

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Williams, Iggleden, Browning, Dudley, Hughes

Barnsley line up: P. Kelly, Bannister, Pallister, Blanchflower, Lindsay, Glover, Smith, McMorran, McCormack, Baxter, J. Kelly

Referee: W. Evans

Leeds give a debut to Charlie Hughes and come from behind twice at Elland Road to claim a point in the Yorkshire Derby. Burden is unlucky when Baxter's shot hits him and deflects into the net to give the visitors the lead. Len Browning heads Leeds level only for McCormack to restore Barnsley's lead with a low drive. Leeds salvage a draw through Harold Williams when his shot goes in off the underside of the crossbar.

SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 (Hitchen 50, Hagan 62')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Dudley 11' Hughes 70')

Attendance: 28,872

Sheffield United line up: Burgin, Furniss, Parkin, Hitchen, Underwood, Shaw, Hutchinson, McLaren, F E. Smith, Hagan, Thompson

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Williams, Iggleden, Browning, Dudley, Hughes

Referee: J. Houston

Another Yorkshire Derby and another 2-2 draw. John Charles' free kick is knocked down by Browning and Dudley turns to fire Leeds in front at Bramall Lane. Both sides miss chances before the hosts equalise through a smart finish by Hitchen and then Hagan scores following Leeds' failure to clear a corner. Charlie Hughes' first Leeds goal ensures a deserved point.

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Dudley 70', Browning 87')

LUTON TOWN 1 (Kiernan 10')

Attendance: 21,209

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Iggleden, Browning, Dudley, Hughes

Luton Town line up: Hughes, Cooke, Aherne, Watkins, Hall, Shanks, Stobbart, Kiernan, Jinks, Taylor, Glover

Referee: F. Chadwick

Leeds return to winning ways despite going behind at home to Luton when Kiernan forces the ball home following a goalmouth scramble. The away side should have gone 2-0 up but Jinks misses from five yards. Dudley levels for Leeds and Browning's header from Milburn's free-kick provides a much needed win.

SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Williams 53')

BURY 1 (Plant 21')

Attendance: 28,859

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Williams, Iggleden, Browning, Dudley, Hughes

Bury line up: Goram, Fairclough, G. Griffiths, Hart, N. Griffiths, Bardsley, Haselett, Walton, Plant, Bodle, Bellis

Referee: M. Trenholm

Bury dominate the early stages and only a fantastic block from Milburn prevents Bellis from scoring after two minutes. Bodle shoots wide and then after 18 minutes he fires a penalty high over the bar after the referee spots a handball inside the area. The visitors take a deserved lead when Plant heads Walton's cross past Searson. Leeds are much better after the break and equalise when Williams' cross curls into the net.

SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

PRESTON NORTH END 2 (Kerfoot own goal 43', Quigley 69')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 35,578

Preston North End line up: Newlands, Walton, Scott, Docherty, Mattinson, Forbes, Finney, Horton, Wayman, Quigley, Morrison

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Williams, Iggleden, Dudley, Moss, Hughes

Referee: unknown

Leeds are now seventh from bottom following defeat at Deepdale. Eric Kerfoot heads a Tom Finney cross past his own keeper to give North End a half-time lead and Quigley adds a second after the break.

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Browning 3', Iggleden 18')

CHESTERFIELD 0

Attendance: 23,032

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Iggleden, Browning, Moss, Dudley

Chesterfield line up: Middleton, Milburn, Flockett, J. Thompson, Booker, Smallwood, Moore, Foster, Marron, Blakey, Dale

Referee: T. Rand

After only three minutes, Len Browning scores from the edge of the box as Leeds United dominate from the first whistle. Ray Iggleden increases the advantage when Middleton fails to hold a shot from Moss. The 2-0 scoreline flatters the visitors as Leeds miss several chances in the second half.

SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 3 (Shepherd 20', Mills xx', Hatton penalty 76')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 15,935

Queens Park Rangers line up: Gullan, Poppitt, Heath, Nelson, Chapman, Farrow, Wardle, Mills, Addinall, Hatton, Shepherd

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Williams, Iggleden, Browning, Moss, Dudley

Referee: G. Tedds

Another defeat on the road as Leeds are well beaten in London. Goals by Shepherd and Mills put QPR in charge and Hatton adds a third from the spot after Kerfoot is penalised for a foul. Len Browning, being watched by Chelsea scouts, is largely ineffective on the day.

SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Dudley 49')

MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Haddington 20')

Attendance: 30,764

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Kerfoot, Harrison, Burden, Browning, Dudley, Hughes

Manchester City line up: Trautmann, Phillips, Westwood, Spurdle, Rigby, Paul, Alison, Haddington, Westcott, Smith, Clarke

Referee: F. Overton

Leeds fall behind to a debut strike by Ray Haddington when, once again, poor defending leads to a goal. Frank Dudley brings the hosts level with a stunning equaliser. He beats two defenders and fires an unstoppable shot past Bert Trautmann to earn a point.

SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEICESTER CITY 1 (Rowley 15')

LEEDS UNITED 5 (Burden 27', Dudley 48', xx', xx', Williams xx')

Attendance: 26,573

Leicester City line up: Godwin, Lever, Jackson, Harrison, McArthur, Halton, Griffiths, Barlow, Hines, Rowley, Adam

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Kerfoot, Harrison, Burden, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Referee: R. Lloyd

Leeds produce a superb display to inflict Leicester's biggest home defeat since 1939. City go in front, against the run of play, when a free-kick awarded for Milburn's handball, is hammered past John Scott by Rowley. Tommy Burden races through to put Leeds level. Frank Dudley fires Leeds ahead after fine play by Harold Williams. Dudley goes on to complete his hat-trick and Williams also finds the net to ensure an emphatic away win.

SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 0

NOTTS COUNTY 1 (Sewell 36')

Attendance: 29,728

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Kerfoot, Harrison, Burden, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Notts County line up: Bradley, Deens, Corkhill, Robinson, Leuty, Simpson, W. Evans, Sewell, Broome, Johnston, Crookes

Referee: G. Gibson

After last weeks goal glut, Leeds draw a blank and are beaten by a Sewell header from a Broome cross. The home side press in the second half but County's defence holds out.

SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

GRIMSBY TOWN 2 (Mackenzie 51', penalty 81')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Browning 27', 75')

Attendance: 15,561

Grimsby Town line up: Chisholm, Moody, Taylor, Barratt, McMillan, Duthie, Rankin, Squires, Bloomer, Mackenzie, Maddison

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Kerfoot, Dudley, Iggleden, Browning, Burden, Williams

Referee: L. Thompson

Neither side look like scoring until Len Browning's fine finish gives Leeds the lead just before the half hour. Maddison feeds Mackenzie who equalises for the home side only for Browning to grab his second with just 15 minutes left. However, there is still time for the Mariners to level again when John Charles is penalised for handball and Mackenzie buries the penalty.

SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Milburn 15', Browning 35', Burden 74')

BIRMINGHAM CITY 0

Attendance: 17,957

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Kerfoot, Williams, Burden, Browning, Iggleden, Dudley

Birmingham City line up: Merrick, Badham, Green, Kloner, Atkins, Warhurst, Stewart, Higgins, Trigg, Smith, Berry

Referee: unknown

Birmingham are grateful to goalkeeper Gil Merrick for keeping the score down at Elland Road. Jim Milburn opens the scoring with a free-kick and Len Browning heads home to make it 2-0. Tommy Burden converts a Harold Williams cross to give the scoreline a more comprehensive look.

SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

CARDIFF CITY 1 (Edwards 15')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 23,716

Cardiff City line up: Joslin, Rutter, Sherwood, Hollyman, Montgomery, G. Williams, Tiddy, R. Williams, Grant, Blair, Edwards

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Kerfoot, Williams, Burden, Browning, Iggleden, Dudley

Referee: J. Williams

The inconsistent results continue as United return from Wales empty handed. Eric Kerfoot clears a shot from Grant and soon after G. Williams crosses and Edwards heads the games only goal. In the second half, Joslin produces a superb save from Burden's header and Ray Iggleden misses a great chance as Leeds are beaten.

SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

DONCASTER ROVERS 4 (Martin 9', Doherty 36', 47', 65')

LEEDS UNITED 4 (Harrison 14', 75', Dudley 72', Browning 78')

Attendance: 16,745

Doncaster Rovers line up: Hardwick, Hainsworth, Hodgson, Jones, Bycroft, Miller, Calverley, Doherty, Tindill, Lawlor, Martin

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Miller, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Referee: J. Topliss

Leeds miss a penalty and then fightback from 4-1 down to earn a point in a remarkable game. The home side cleared six inches of snow from Belle Vue, to enable the game to go ahead and they take the lead through Martin after great work by Tindill. Peter Doherty has a goal ruled out before Peter Harrison levels with a superb 25 yard strike into the top corner. Doherty scores following a corner and Leeds are given a golden chance to equalise for a second time when Sid Bycroft fouls Len Browning but Jim Milburn sees his penalty saved by Ken Hardwick in the 43rd minute. Doherty scores his second and Rovers third before Browning's effort comes back off the post. It's 4-1 after 65 minutes when Doherty gets the better of John Charles to complete his hat-trick and Leeds look beaten. However, Frank Dudley and Peter Harrison make it 4-3 before Browning's snap shot makes it 4-4 with Leeds' third goal in six minutes. Both sides have chances to win it but have to settle for a point.

SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Dudley 89')

BRENTFORD 0

Attendance: 19,839

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Miller, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Brentford line up: Jeffries, Monk, Monroe, Latimer, Greenwood, Hill, Goodwin, Broadbent, Garneys, Spurkin, Paton

Referee: unknown

Frank Dudley strikes as Leeds win the points, late in the game, on a frustrating afternoon. United dominate but miss a bag full chances before finally finding a way past Jeffries in the Brentford goal.

MONDAY 25th DECEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

WEST HAM UNITED 3 (Woodgate xx', xx', xx')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Harrison xx')

Attendance: 24,498

West Ham United line up: Gregory, Kearns, Yeomanson, Parker, Walker, Moroney, Southern, Barrett, Robinson, Gazzard, Woodgate

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Miller, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

TUESDAY 26th DECEMBER 1950

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Browning 65', 82')

WEST HAM UNITED 0

Attendance: 33,162

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Miller, Browning, Dudley, Williams

West Ham United line up: Taylor, Kearns, Yeomanson, Parker, Walker, Moroney, Woodgate, Foan, Robinson, Gazzard, Tucker

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 6th JANUARY 1951

FA CUP 3rd ROUND

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Browning 15')

MIDDLESBROUGH 0

Attendance: 45,583

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Miller, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Middlesbrough line up: Ugolini, Robinson, Dicks, Bell, Whittaker, Gordon, Delapenha, Mannion, Spuhler, McCrae, Walker

Referee: G. Gibson

Leeds prevail in a difficult game played in atrocious winter conditions. Len Browning keeps up his fine form in front of goal with the winner to send United into Round Four. The referees decision to keep playing comes under fire from both sets of players and the supporters who struggle to see any of the game through the fog.

SATURDAY 13th JANUARY 1951

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 5 (Williams 16', Browning 35', xx', xx', Burden xx')

SOUTHAMPTON 3 (Day xx', Brown xx', Stevenson xx')

Attendance: 37,616

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Miller, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Southampton line up: Kelly, Ellerington, Kirkman, Elliott, Webber, Mallett, Day, Curtis, Brown, Bates, Stevenson

Referee: R. Leafe

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 20th JANUARY 1951

DIVISION TWO

BARNSLEY 1 (McCormack 54')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Glover own goal 71', Milburn penalty 74')

Attendance: 25,319

Barnsley line up: P. Kelly, Bannister, Pallister, Blanchflower, Glover, Normanton, Kaye, McMorran, McCormack, Baxter, Deakin

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Miller, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Referee: W. Evans

Barnsley take the lead in the Yorkshire Derby when McCormack scores from close range after a goalless first half. Leeds receive a stroke of luck to equalise when Glover, attempting to clear a corner, heads past his own 'keeper. The game is turned on its head three minutes later when, after Bannister handles in the area, Jim Milburn puts away the penalty to give in-form Leeds the points.

SATURDAY 27th JANUARY 1951

FA CUP 4th ROUND

MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (Pearson 7', 25', 30', Rowley 24')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 55,434

Manchester United line up: Allen, Carey, Redman, Gibson, Chilton, Cockburn, Birkett, Pearson, Aston, Birch, Rowley

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Iggleden, Browning, Dudley, Williams

Referee: R. Wood

Leeds involvement in the FA Cup ends at the Fourth Round stage as Stan Pearson scores a hat-trick at Old Trafford. He opens the scoring after Searson can only parry Aston's shot. Rowley makes it 2-0 and within six minutes Pearson scores his second and third with headers from corners. Harrison, Dudley and Iggleden go close for Leeds in the second half but there's no consolation goal.

SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 1951

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Browning 44')

SHEFFIELD UNITED 0

Attendance: 28,438

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Kerfoot, Harrison, Iggleden, Browning, Stevenson, Williams

Sheffield United line up: Burgin, Furniss, Cox, Shaw, Latham, Fountain, Ringstead, Brook, Bottom, Hagan, Hawksworth

Referee: J. Houston

Len Browning scores the only goal of the game with Sheffield United standing around appealing for offside. Browning sees an earlier effort hit the post but he makes no mistake just before the break. His initial effort is saved but the in-form centre forward knocks in the rebound. Bottom is denied an equaliser by a fine save from Scott as Leeds make it four league wins in a row.

SATURDAY 10th FEBRUARY 1951

DIVISION TWO

BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 (Harris 13', Graham 65')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Harrison 31')

Attendance: 25,496

Blackburn Rovers line up: Patterson, Stuart, Eckersley, Campbell, Holt, Bell, Graham, Crossan, Harris, Todd, Fenton

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Kirk, Burden, Harrison, Iggleden, Browning, Stevenson, Williams

Referee: G. Todd

John Charles is away playing for the British Army as Leeds are beaten at Ewood Park. Crossan beats two defenders and passes to Harris who scores the opening goal. Eckersley then misses a glorious chance when his penalty, awarded for a foul on Harris, is saved by John Scott. Harrison levels for the visitors but Graham wins it for Rovers midway through the second half.

SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY 1951

DIVISION TWO

LUTON TOWN 2 (Stobbart 32', Glover 64')

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Iggleden 36', Stevenson 62', Browning 80')

Attendance: 13,232

Luton Town line up: Streten, Crook, Aherne, Watkins, Owen, McAuley, Glover, Stobbart, J. Taylor, Davie, Havenga

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Kirk, Burden, Harrison, Iggleden, Browning, Stevenson, Hughes

Referee: F. Chadwick

Leeds win at Kenilworth Road despite being hampered by an injury to Tommy Burden who hobbled through the majority of the second half. Jim Milburn hammers a penalty against the crossbar and two minutes later, Leeds are behind to Stobbart's goal following a melee in the goalmouth. Iggleden levels with a fine low shot and Stevenson's free-kick gives the visitors the lead. Glover makes it 2-2 but following an error by Streten, Len Browning grabs the winner to keep Leeds in touch with the leading pack.

SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY 1951

DIVISION TWO

BURY 0

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Stevenson 49')

Attendance: 36,265

Bury line up: Goram, Hayman, Hart, Bardsley, W. Griffiths, Slynn, Haselett, Greenhalgh, Plant, Bodle, Bellis

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Kerfoot, Harrison, Iggleden, Browning, Stevenson, Hughes

Referee: M. Trenholm

Ernie Stevenson scores a header to give Leeds another away win. The important goal comes just after half-time and makes Bury for several missed chances.

SATURDAY 3rd MARCH 1951

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 0

PRESTON NORTH END 3 (Horton 15', Wayman 50', Finney 65')

Attendance: 42,114

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Williams, Iggleden, Browning, Stevenson, Hughes

Preston North End line up: Gooch, Cunningham, Scott, Docherty, Marston, Forbes, Finney, Horton, Wayman, R. Beattie, Morrison

Referee: J. Bell

The league leaders make light work of beating Leeds at Elland Road, Horton opens the scoring from a Tom Finney cross. Horton then turns provider for Wayman to double the lead and Finney rounds off the afternoon with a fine turn and shot. Leeds rarley threaten and are second best all over the pitch.

SATURDAY 10th MARCH 1951

DIVISION TWO

CHESTERFIELD 1 (Marsh 33')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 9,856

Chesterfield line up: Middleton, Milburn, Flockett, Harrison, Blakey, Donaldson, Hudson, Southall, Massart, Marsh, Dale

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Miller, Browning, Stevenson, Williams

Referee: T. Rand

Just minutes after missing an open goal, Chesterfield take the lead. Stan Milburn's cross is headed down by Massart and Marsh hits a rocket of a shot past Scott. Williams is denied when he looks certain to score and although Leeds press, the hosts hold firm.

SATURDAY 17th MARCH 1951

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Milburn xx', Browning xx')

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 2 (Shepherd xx', Smith 90')

Attendance: 18,094

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Williams, Miller, Browning, Vickers, Hughes

Queens Park Rangers line up: Saphin, Poppitt, Ingham, Parkinson, Woodward, Clayton, Waugh, Smith, Addinall, Farrow, Shepherd

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

FRIDAY 23rd MARCH 1951

DIVISION TWO

HULL CITY 2 (Carter xx', Harrison xx')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 46,701

Hull City line up: Robinson, Hassall, Varney, Jensen, Franklin, Harris, Harrison, Revie, Gerrie, Carter, Burbanks

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Charles, Burden, Harrison, Miller, Browning, Vickers, Hughes

Referee: unknown

Hull City leapfrog Leeds who are now ninth in the table following this defeat. Carter scores the first with a header after some clever build up play and Gerrie sees his header come back off the bar. Harrison scores the second to give Hull a deserved victory.

SATURDAY 24th MARCH 1951

DIVISION TWO

MANCHESTER CITY 4 (Westcott 14', Smith 21', Meadows 57', Hart 86')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Harrison 82')

Attendance: 35,149

Manchester City line up: Trautmann, Phillips, Westwood, Paul, Rigby, McCourt, Meadows, Hart, Westcott, Smith, Clarke

Leeds United line up: Scott, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Kirk, Kerfoot, Harrison, Burden, Charles, McNeish, Williams

Referee: F. Overton

Leeds play John Charles at centre forward but are well beaten at Maine Road, Westcott and Smith score first half headers and another header, this time from Meadows, makes it 3-0 just before the hour. Harrison reduces the arrears but Johnny Hart rounds off the scoring.

MONDAY 26th MARCH 1951

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Charles xx' xx', Stevenson xx')

HULL CITY 0

Attendance: 27,887

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, Kerfoot, Kirk, Burden, Harrison, Iggleden, Charles, Stevenson, Williams

Hull City line up: Robinson, Hassall, Varney, Jensen, Franklin, Mellor, Harrison, Revie, Ackerman, Smith, Burbanks

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow. (Burbanks left the field injured, early in the second half, and Hull played on with ten men.)

SATURDAY 31st MARCH 1951

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Burden 30', 33')

LEICESTER CITY 1 (Hines 43')

Attendance: 14,397

Leeds United line up: Searson, Milburn, Hair, McCabe, Kirk, Kerfoot, Harrison, Iggleden, Burden, Stevenson, Williams

Leicester City line up: Anderson, Lever, Jackson, King, McArthur, Halton, Griffiths, Worthington, Hines, Barlow, Adam

Referee: R. Lloyd

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 7th APRIL 1951

DIVISION TWO

NOTTS COUNTY 0

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 23,466

Notts County line up: Smith, Southwell, Deans, Robinson, Leuty, Simpson, Broome, Johnston, Lawton, Evans, Crookes

Leeds United line up: Searson, Milburn, Hair, McCabe, Charles, Kerfoot, Harrison, Iggleden, Burden, Stevenson, Williams

Referee: G. Gibson

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 14th APRIL 1951

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Charles 7')

GRIMSBY TOWN 0

Attendance: 15,542

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Kirk, Kerfoot, Harrison, Iggleden, Charles, Stevenson, Williams

Grimsby Town line up: Hayhurst, Greetham, Harnby, Scotson, McMillan, Walker, McStay, McKenzie (sent off 75'), Bloomer, Lloyd, Maddison

Referee: L. Thompson

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 21st APRIL 1951

DIVISION TWO

BIRMINGHAM CITY 0

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Stevenson 24')

Attendance: 23,809

Birmingham City line up: Merrick, Green, Martin, Dorman, Atkins, Ferris, Berry, Higgins, Trigg, Rowley, Warhurst

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Kirk, Kerfoot, Harrison, Iggleden, Burden, Stevenson, Williams

Referee: F, Cowen

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 28th APRIL 1951

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Iggleden 50' Hollyman own goal 52)

CARDIFF CITY 0

Attendance: 14,765

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Kirk, Kerfoot, Harrison, Iggleden, Burden, Stevenson, Williams

Cardiff City line up: Joslin, G. Williams, Sherwood, Hollyman, Montgomery, Baker, Tiddy, McLaughlin, Grant, L. Evans, Edwards

Referee: J. Williams

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 5th MAY 1951

DIVISION TWO

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Iggleden 1', Browning 49')

SWANSEA TOWN 0

Attendance: 11,213

Leeds United line up: Searson, Dunn, Milburn, McCabe, Kirk, Burden, Harrison, Iggleden, Browning, Stevenson, Williams

Swansea Town line up: King, Symmons, G. Beech, Burns, Kiley, Williams, Howarth, Thomas, Turnbull, Allchurch, C. Beech

Referee: G. Clark

Match report to follow.

DIVISION TWO P W D L F A PTS
Preston North End 42 26 5 11 91 49 57
Manchester City 42 19 14 9 89 61 52
Cardiff City 42 17 16 9 53 45 50
Birmingham City 42 20 9 13 64 53 49
LEEDS UNITED 42 20 8 14 63 55 48
Blackburn Rovers 42 19 8 15 65 66 46
Coventry City 42 19 7 16 75 59 45
Sheffield United 42 16 12 14 72 62 44
Brentford 42 18 8 16 75 74 44
Hull City 42 16 11 15 74 40 43
Doncaster Rovers 42 15 13 14 64 68 43
Southampton 42 15 13 14 66 73 43
West Ham United 42 16 10 16 68 69 42
Leicester City 42 15 11 16 68 58 41
Barnsley 42 15 10 17 74 68 40
Queens Park Rangers 42 15 10 17 71 82 40
Notts County 42 13 13 16 61 60 39
Swansea Town 42 16 4 22 54 77 36
Luton Town 42 9 14 19 57 70 32
Bury 42 12 8 22 60 86 32
Chesterfield 42 9 12 21 44 69 30
Grimsby Town 42 8 12 22 61 95 28