A contrast of performances.

Saturday saw a battling 10-man Town performance after Keith Southern was red carded at Charlton, in what seemed a harsh decision.

Ex-Sheffield United and Leeds man Rob Hulse gave the Addicks the lead but Adam Clayton rescued a well deserved point with two minutes remaining – with a coolly-taken spot kick after skipper Peter Clarke was upended in the box.

Not such a good performance or result on Tuesday night, however, when we went down 3-0 to Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

The absence of strikers Beckford and Vaughan – as well as suspended midfielders Clayton and Southern – didn’t help matters, and their replacements looked devoid of ideas, and a lack of willingness to show passion and commitment were elements which contributed to Town’s downfall.

This Saturday is the one all Town fans have been waiting for since the fixture list came out!

It’s our neighbours from down the M62. Leeds visit the John Smith’s Stadium for the 12.30 clash in what promises to be a full-blooded West Yorkshire derby.

While we go into the game having not won in three, Leeds go into it on the back of two straight wins over Crystal Palace and Leicester respectively.

But, as we all know, form counts for nothing in derbies and more of the same from Town is what is required – after our recent victories over our neighbours.

So, let’s make the stadium a cauldron of noise and help the lads to three points – COME ON TOWN!

This week’s teaser question is: Who scored Town’s goal against Leeds in the 1-0 win at home in February 2009?Š

The first person to email the answer at competitions@htsa-online.co.uk is the winner, and this will be announced on the HTSA website and in next week’s Examiner.

The answer to last week’s question – who scored Town’s goal against Charlton in the 1-0 win at the Valley in the 1999-2000 season? – was Clyde Wijnhard, and winner was Dave Beaumont.

We regret to inform fans that the open evening with Simon Grayson on Thursday December 13 at the Barclays club in Dewsbury has now been cancelled.