IT has been a long time since we have had the chance to play our old foes Leeds in a competitive match and so it was with great anticipation I travelled with 5,100 fellow Town fans in the hope of causing what would be an upset in the Carling Cup.
What a pity the game had to be spoilt by a referee who was clearly incapable of seeing the two clear cases of handball by Leeds defenders which should both have resulted in penalties.
Add to these a blatant push on Boothy in the box and it is easy to understand the frustration felt by travelling fans.
Fourteen months ago Town were almost out of existence and here I am now bemoaning the fact that we have lost to a team who at the same time were in the Premiership.
This shows how far we have come in such a short time.
The start to the season has not been as good as we hoped but the players showed last night just how they can compete when required and this is the level we have to maintain throughout what will be a hard season of consolidation.
At the back we look solid enough and Andy Holdsworth gets better with every game.
In midfield we have a good mix of tackling and passing ability. However, up front, Jacko has a problem and four games without a goal is a very worrying statistic.
We did not create many chances even though we put them under a lot of pressure.
I am disappointed at this result but not downhearted.
The players showed a tremendous spirit with not a little skill and I left Elland Road proud to wear the blue and white shirt.
Only two men stood in the way of a Town victory. Neil Sullivan, a very competent goalkeeper, and Eddie Ilderton, a very incompetent referee.