Date: Wednesday, 20th August 1968.
Town 2 Leeds
United: Belfitt, O’Grady, Hibbitt. Ipswich
Town: Crawford, O’Rourke.
Ipswich Town: Bugg;
Carroll, Houghton; Morris (Spearitt), Baxter, Jefferson;
Hegan, Viljoen, Crawford,
Leeds United: Sprake;
Reaney, Cooper; Bremner,
Charlton, Hunter; O’Grady, Belfitt, Jones, Gray, Hibbitt.
Referee: R.A. Paine
were freshly promoted from the Second Division and had made a steady start
considering they had lost their regular keeper Ken Hancock in the first game.
For their home game with United the young untried Alec Bugg,
who had coped well in his first two games, was between the sticks. United were
missing Paul Madeley, Peter Lorimer
and Johnny Giles, but they had their reliable youngsters Rod Belfitt and Terry Hibbitt to fall
back on and Eddie Gray was available in midfield.
For their part United too had started well and had already
won the first leg of their Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final and added the scalps of
Southampton (a) 3-1, Queens Park Rangers (h) 4-1 and Stoke
City (h) 2-0 to remain unbeaten
with a 100 % record.
Both Rod Belfitt and Terry Hibbitt figured on the scoresheet, scoring the first and
third Leeds goals, while Mike O’Grady got their second.
Ray Crawford and John O’Rourke replied for Ipswich and
United maintained their perfect record.
Peter Morris Eddie
Spearritt Billy Baxter
Derek Jefferson Danny
Ray Crawford John
Rod Belfitt Terry Hibbitt