Captain fantastic revives Leeds

Leeds captain Richard Naylor netted a brace as United revived their hopes for a top-two finish in League One with a 2-1 win at Yeovil.

Last Updated: 05/04/10 at 18:48 Post Comment

Naylor (top right): Scored both goals for Leeds

Naylor (top right): Scored both goals for Leeds

The Leeds' hero at Huish Park on Monday was skipper Naylor, who moved up from the back to head them in front in the 29th minute - the Yorkshire club's first goal for almost seven hours.

The central defender also got his head on the end of a Neil Kilkenny corner to head in a brilliant second goal five minutes later.

It looked all over for Yeovil, especially as Leeds dominated the second half, with Naylor almost completing a hat-trick when a header in the 57th minute was cleared off the goalline by Scott Davies.

But Yeovil refused to lie down and in the 66th minute Dean Bowditch picked up a pass from Gavin Williams and held off a defender to slide the ball past visiting goalkeeper Shane Higgs and in off the far post.

Leeds held off a late Yeovil revival to earn three crucial points in their bid for promotion.

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