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Stanley flattened as Leeds march on
Published : 15 Dec 2009 22:38:25
Winger Ephraim, on loan from QPR, fired much-changed Leeds ahead in the ninth minute with a 20-yard shot from the left which deflected off defender Phil Edwards into the far corner after neat passing by David Prutton and Mike Grella. Tresor Kandol wasted a clear chance for Leeds after 30 minutes when he ran clear only to shoot against the legs of Accrington's Sydney-born keeper Dean Bouzanis. Stanley had some bright ideas but Leeds' debutant goalkeeper David Martin, on loan from Liverpool, showed a safe pair of hands in dealing with shots and crosses. Ephraim proved a handful for Stanley's defence and it was his 50th-minute run and cross from the right that enabled Neil Kilkenny to head Leeds' second goal into the bottom right corner. John Miles saw his shot hit Martin and strike a post, fellow substitute Sean McConville blazed wide with only the keeper to beat and Bobby Grant also rattled a post as Leeds kept their two-goal lead intact to set up a two-legged Northern Section final with Carlisle, which now means they are two games away from a return to Wembley.