Leeds United 5 – 0 Farsley
Leeds United played their first friendly of pre season today by traveling over to Farsley and securing a comfortable 5-0 win. Brian McDermott named a different side for each half with Kenny, Peltier, Killock, Pearce, Pugh, Brown, Green, Tonge, McCormack, Smith and Poleon starting the game.
Leeds managed to get an early goal when Dom Poleon put United ahead after just 4 minutes. United were 3 up before the game was 30 minutes old when Leeds new boy Matt Smith bagged a brace on his first appearance in a Leeds shirt. Leeds dominated the first half and Smith was denied twice by the goalkeeper and Michael Brown smashed the post from 25 yards out.
McDermott changed his line up at half time and Cairns, Lewis Turner, Lees, Warnock, Drury, Norris, Thompson, Lenighan, White, Varney and Hunt came out to play the second half.
After 50 minutes it was another of the new boys who scored when Noel Hunt headed home from Luke Varney’s cross. Aidy White completed the scoring on 62 minutes when he finished the game off with a fantastic solo effort.
Luke Murphy was handed his first appearance when he came on for the last 15 minutes replacing Simon Lenighan.
All in all it was exactly what the doctor ordered with the vast majority of the squad getting 45 minutes under their belts, Leeds now head off to Slovenia on Monday for their pre season training camp and 3 friendlies against a Slovenian XI on Wednesday, FC Domzale on Saturday and finishing the tour of on Tuesday week against Ferencvaros.