Grot goal gives Leeds victory at Elland Road.
Professional Development League
Leeds United 1 (Grot 65) Huddersfield Town 0
A seond half Jay-Roy Grot goal was enough for the Whites to defeat Huddersfield Town at Elland Road.
It was the visitors who had the first chance of the game, but Olly Dyson could only wide from the edge of the box.
Leeds had their first foray into the opponents half when the lively Oliver Sarkic had a shot blocked from 20 yards before the hosts were caught offside from the rebound.
It was then the turn of the Terriers to attack the Leeds goal, but Harry Spratt’s header lacked any real conviction to trouble Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
It was Town who had the next chance and Rekeil Pyke was inches away from giving them the lead, but he just failed to convert Williams cross from the right.
Leeds had their best chance of the first period when Grot swapped passes with Alex Machuca but saw his shot saved by Joel Coleman at the second attempt.
Half time Leeds United 0 Huddersfield Town 0
It was Town who had the first chance of the second period but Peacock-Farrell got down well to deny Pyke at his near post.
The action swiftly moved to the other end of the pitch with Jamie Shackleton coming forward for Leeds, but his shot was gathered by Coleman.
Leeds had a golden chance to open the scoring after Grot was felled in the area, but Sarkic saw his penalty saved by Coleman.
Leeds came close again after great work from Jack Clarke, he saw his shot deflect into the path of Sarkic, but he failed to get any real conviction in his shot.
Leeds finally made the breakthrough in the 65th minute when Grot fired home from the edge of the area, following excellent approach work on the right hand side.
There was then action at both ends, first Lewis O'Brien has his shot saved by Peacock-Farrell, before Sarkic rounded the Town goalkeeper but his shot is cleared off the line.
Regan Booty then had a chance level for Terriers but his free kick floated just wide of Peacock-Farrell’s far post as Leeds held on for the three points.
Full time Leeds United 1 Huddersfield Town 0
Leeds: Peacock-Farrell, Hosannah (Pearce 90), Denton, Diaz, O’Connor, Vieira, Rey, Shackleton, Sarkic (Oduor 85), Machuca (Clarke 58), Grot. Subs not used: Male, Baloboa.
Referee: L Doughty
Venue: Elland Road