Whites victorious in first pre-season friendly TSS July 13, 2011 Match reviews 13 Comments Leeds United ran out 2-0 winners in their first pre-season friendly against a makeshift Falkirk side in Scotland. Leading 1-0 through an own goal at half-time, Robert Snodgrass added the second after the break with a close range header. The highlight of the evening was an announcement over the PA system midway through the second half that the pies in the stands had been reduced to half price – thus awaking the masses and leading to a mass exodus. Incidentally, a search for Billy Paynter soon followed. Like most pre-season friendlies, the game offered little in terms of entertainment but did give Simon Grayson a chance to assess the fitness of his players and give some of the younger lads a game. Crucially for Leeds, long-term injury victims Patrick Kisnorbo and Ben Parker managed 60 and 45 minutes respectively with no reported problems. Aidy White also got a run out replacing Parker at half time. New signings Michael Brown and Paul Rachubka made their first appearances for the Whites, whilst Ramon Nunez also started the game providing the cross that the first goal was deflected in off. With just short of half an hour remaining, Simon Grayson introduced youngsters Lewis and Nathan Turner, Zac Thompson and Alex Cairns. Unfortunately, none of the younger players had the chance to make much of an impact.