FAC: Histon 1-0 Leeds United

BY foxsports • November 30, 2008

Blue Square Premier promotion chasers Histon won the biggest match in their history with a 1-0 FA Cup second-round victory over Leeds.

Matthew Langston, who works as a postman, scored the only goal of the game on Sunday in the 39th minute at a wet and wild Glassworld Stadium when he headed in Gareth Gwillim's cross.

Histon dominated the first half and could have gone into the break further ahead, but they had to withstand a barrage of pressure in the second half.

Lubomir Michalik twice came within a whisker of equalising for Leeds, first seeing his shot cannon back off a post then a fierce drive headed off the line by Jack Midson late on.

Leeds' best chance in the first period fell to Luciano Becchio, but the Argentinian striker was unable to keep his half-volley below the crossbar.

The result means Leeds have been knocked out of the FA Cup by a non-league side for the first time in their illustrious history.


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