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Chester City 2-5 Leeds United

Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford hit a hat-trick in his side's Carling Cup first round hammering of Chester.

Leeds went two up through Beckford's close-range opener and Robert Snodgrass but Ryan Lowe pulled one back when his shot deflected in off Rui Marques.

Andy Robinson then scored in between Beckford's left-foot 20-yard stunner and a superb chip as Leeds raced out of reach inside the first 35 minutes.

Chester were soundly beaten but Lowe grabbed a second with a penalty.


Chester: Danby, J Vaughan, Linwood, Butler (Kelly 46), Wilson, Partridge (Harris 46), Barry, Lowe, Ellison, Mannix, Mozika.
Subs Not Used: Dinning, S Vaughan, McManus, Taylor, Roberts.

Booked: Mozika, J Vaughan.

Goals: Lowe 15, 75 pen.

Leeds: Ankergren, Richardson, Huntington, Marques, Sheehan, Snodgrass, Howson (Douglas 52), Delph, Robinson (Johnson 52), Becchio, Beckford (Showunmi 52).
Subs Not Used: Lucas, Michalik, Telfer, Elliott.

Booked: Delph, Richardson, Johnson.

Goals: Beckford 3, Snodgrass 10, Beckford 25, Robinson 31, Beckford 35.

Att: 3,644

Ref: Graham Salisbury (Lancashire).

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see also
Scunthorpe 1-2 Leeds
09 Aug 08 |  League One
Dag & Red 6-0 Chester
09 Aug 08 |  League Two


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