Tadcaster Albion 1 Leeds United 5 - player ratings, talking points and standout moments

Leeds United ran out 5-1 winners over Tadcaster Albion on Wednesday evening at the i2i stadium - but what were the key things to pick out?

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 12:31 am
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Here, we rate a few performances, pick out some standout moments and take a look at the key talking points as pre-season rumbles on.

Following the earlier run out in Australia against Manchester United the rest of the Whites squad were handed minutes at Tadcaster. Costa, White, Klich, Alioski and Clarke all saw much needed action in the rout.
Ben White 7/10. A second run out and another strong showing from the defender. A number of mazy run and crossfield balls got the pulse racing. Looks every bit of the ball-playing centre-back Leeds promised.
Ryan Edmondson made his presence felt as he bagged a hat-trick on Wednesday night. The 18-year-old showed a real poacher instinct as he was tasked with leading the line.

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Peacock-Farrell, Roberts, Ayling, McCalmont and Shackleton were among those absent in Tadcaster. Knocks and niggles were the reasons given but as pre-season rumbles on minutes will become harder to come by.
Ryan Edmondson 8/10. A top quality performance from the young striker. Three goals that displayed his poacher instinct as he started where he left off last season. Hard not to see a big season ahead for him.
A player who came on leaps and bounds last season. Gotts provided a lovely moment as he picked out the far corner of the net with a neat finish from inside the box using the post to his advantage. Another one to keep an eye on.
Jack Clarke 8/10. The winger bagged a couple of assists and a goal on an impressive night. A lovely finish capped an evening where he ran Albion ragged in the final third.
There was a surprise in the line-up as Leeds named a Trialist in goal. The stopper was named as Michael Johnstone - brother of West Brom goalkeeper Sam. Josh Rae also made an appearance on the bench despite his release.
A left field one... but Tadcaster's floodlights cut out as the game entered the final 10 minutes much to the amusement of the crowd. The game, though, finished on time as the referee played on through the coming darkness. Phew!
For a second time in pre-season the Whites bagged five goals. Edmondson found the back of the net three times with goals from Clarke and Gotts securing the emphatic victory. United also bagged five at York last week.