farsley leedsLeeds United cruised to victory in their annual pre-season friendly against Farsley AFC (formerly Farsley Celtic).

Dom Poleon opened the scoring within the first four minutes before setting up Matt Smith to score the first of two headers.

A leisurely first half in the sweltering West Yorkshire sunshine left the Whites 3-0 up at the break, though it could have been more with both Michael Brown and Matt Smith hitting the woodwork.

First half – Paddy Kenny, Lee Peltier, Ross Killock, Jason Pearce, Danny Pugh, Michael Brown, Paul Green, Michael Tonge, Ross McCormack, Matt Smith, Dominic Poleon.

Second half – Alex Cairns, Lewis Turner, Tom Lees, Stephen Warnock, Adam Drury, David Norris, Zac Thompson, Simon Lenighan (Luke Murphy), Aidy White, Luke Varney, Noel Hunt.

As is standard protocol in early pre-season games, Brian McDermott made full use of his squad changing all eleven players at the break and it didn’t take long for his second half side to extend the lead, Noel Hunt heading home to make it 4-0.

Aidy White extended Leeds’ lead to five with a great individual effort. The versatile youngster took full advantage of an attacking midfield position at the tip of a 4-4-2 diamond formation, though it’s still unclear as to what McDermott considers his strongest position to be, or indeed, whether he’ll be a Leeds United player come opening day.

Sam Byram (slight injury) and Rodolph Austin (fitness) missed the game, though both were in attendance at the ground and are expected to travel to Slovenia for Leeds United’s pre-season tour.

El-Hadji Diouf won’t be taking the trip to Slovenia however as he receives treatment for an infected shin.

Meanwhile, Jamie Ashdown is still recovering from a broken toe he sustained at the end of last season, Ryan Hall is on paternity leave and Chris Dawson has confirmed that he’s still injured.

FT – Farsley AFC 0-5 Leeds United