Abbott puts celebrations on hold
Veteran midfielder Graham Kavanagh put the Cumbrians in front against Leeds at Elland Road and although they were pegged back by Jason Crowe, Joe Anyinsah's late strike secured Abbott's side a 2-1 first leg win and put them on course for Wembley. Abbott was proud of his team, but warned: "The second leg will be even harder than this one because Leeds know they have a lot to do. "Graham Kavanagh's goal was as good as you will see, but I think the ball hit Joe Anyinsah's head and went in for our second. He's not the best header of a ball but when he came off the bench his pace helped us to get in behind Leeds' defence. "This is a really tough place to come. The result will give us a lot of confidence which we have to take into our league games. "Leeds are going through a difficult patch after beating Manchester United, but they have a lot of quality players and will bounce back."
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