Congratulations go to 14-year-old Charlie Ibbotson...
Congratulations go to 14-year-old Charlie Ibbotson who is our club entry into the Football League Junior Reporter Competition.
The club received a number of excellent entries for the competition, but Charlie got the nod and his report will now be considered by the Football League national judges.
A Football League goodie bag is on its way to Charlie and he has also won the chance to be a guest of Leeds United in the press box at a home match next season.
Charlie's report for the 1-0 win against Southampton back in December is printed in full below...
"Leeds looked to put last week's disappointing away draw against Brentford out of their minds when they took on a strong Southampton side at Elland Road.
Simon Grayson made a number of changes to his side with Casper Ankregren, Jermaine Beckford, Luciano Becchio, Jonny Howson and Patrick Kisnorbo all returning to the starting line up after the midweek JPT clash with Accrington Stanley.
After putting great pressure on the Southampton defence, United finally broke through and Robert Snodgrass won Leeds a corner when Radhi Jaidi deflected his shot wide. Leeds had a further chance to go ahead when a Luciano Becchio header went just wide of the post. Southampton looked strong on the counter and Adam Lallana came close to putting Rickie Lambert through on goal but Leigh Bromby did well to intercept the pass.
Leeds continued to push for an opener and Becchio once again headed just wide of the mark when Snodgrass fed in a well-timed cross. Dean Hammond fired just wide for the visitors but it was Leeds who looked the stronger at the half way mark.
The second half began with Leeds once again looking to press forward for an opening goal and Jonny Howson forced Saints keeper Barotsz Bialkowski into making a difficult save. After 58 minutes Lambert and Kisnorbo lost their temper in an on-field confrontation. Both players received a yellow card for their actions. Howson once again came close to putting Leeds ahead when his long-ranged strike skimmed just wide of the mark.
Leeds' attacking play finally found a way through the Saint's defence in the 76th minute when Robert Snodgrass cut in from the left to deliver a top class curling finish into the top right hand corner. Southampton changed to an attacking style of play and Leeds were forced onto the back foot for the remainder of the game.
Four minutes of injury time were added and Southampton came close to equalising when a Rickie Lambert shot narrowly evaded Casper Ankregren's net. But Leeds held firm and came out deserved 1-0 victors increasing the distance at the top of League 1."