In a game that followed a remarkably similar trend to other Premiership clashes on Sunday, it was the home team that scored first and then still ended up losing.
In fact, all Bristol had to offer were four Felipe Contepomi penalties – scored in the eighth, 32nd, 40th and 47th minutes.
Leeds took a while to get going, but they eventually got into the home team's territory and applied enough pressure to force a penalty try after 28 minutes. Former Springbok flyhalf Braam van Straaten added the conversion for a 7-3 lead.
Following two more Contepomi penalties, which gave the lead back to the home team, Isaac Feaunati scored Leeds' second try. Van Straaten's conversion made it 14-9, which was also the score at the break.
In a very tight second half only six points were scored. Contepomi gave his team some hope with a penalty in the 48th minute, before Gordon Ross sealed the win for the visitors with a 69th minute dropped goal.
For Bristol Shoguns: Felipe Contepomi kicked four penalties.
For Leeds Tykes: Tries by Isaac Feaunati and a penalty try. Braam van Straaten kicked two conversions. Gordon Ross kicked one drop-goal.