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Northampton 2-5 Leeds

Jermaine Beckford
Beckford proved why he is Leeds' top-scorer with a hat-trick

Jermaine Beckford scored a hat-trick as Leeds swept aside Northampton to reach the second round of the FA Cup.

Beckford put Leeds in front before Jonathan Howson's shot went in after a huge deflection off Mark Hughes and Ben Parker's 35-yard drive made it 3-0.

Jason Crowe headed in Luke Guttridge's corner for Northampton but Beckford soon curled in a brilliant strike.

His hat-trick came in the second half when he slotted in Neil Kilkenny's pass before Crowe headed a late consolation.

Leeds will face non-league Histon, who saw off League One opponents Swindon, in the second round.


Northampton: Fielding, Crowe, Hughes, Dolman, Davis, Constantine (Henderson 71), Gilligan, Guttridge, Jackman, Holt (Bignall 52), McGleish.
Subs Not Used: Dunn, Dyer, Benjamin, Jones, Taylor.

Booked: Crowe.

Goals: Crowe 44, 90.

Leeds: Lucas, Hughes, Michalik, Telfer (Webb 76), Parker, Kilkenny, Prutton, Howson, Douglas, Beckford (Becchio 71), Christie (Showunmi 70).
Subs Not Used: Ankergren, Delph, Robinson, Snodgrass.

Booked: Michalik.

Goals: Beckford 13, Hughes 28 og, Parker 41, Beckford 45, 55.

Att: 3,960

Ref: Phil Crossley (Kent).



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see also
Leeds 1-1 Northampton
07 Nov 08 |  FA Cup
FA Cup second round draw
09 Nov 08 |  FA Cup


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