Early Doors

Leeds play Leeds after opposition no-show

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Leeds' pre-season preparations descended into farce on Sunday after their scheduled friendly opponents failed to turn up.

The Whites had been due to play Romanian side Viitorul Constanta in Santa Cristina, Italy.

But after the no-show boss Dave Hockaday was forced to pit two Leeds XIs against each other.

The club confirmed the game was off via Twitter, laying the blame with their opposition.

Hockaday was at least able to celebrate a second Leeds victory of the tour - they won their opening match 16-0 against minnows FC Gherdeina on Thursday.

This time goals from Steve Morison, Rudy Austin and Noel Hunt secured a 3-1 win for the first Leeds XI. Matt Smith pulled one back for the second Leeds XI, who included new signing Tommaso Bianchi.

PA Sport

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