U23 Report: Leeds United 5-0 Hull City

U23 Report: Leeds United 5-0 Hull City

Five star Leeds defeat Tigers.

Professional Development League

Leeds United 5 (Jenkins 13, Edmondson 45+1, 73, McCarron 68, McCalmont 80)

Hull City 0

Leeds: Miazek, Hosannah, Struijk, Cresswell, McCalmont, Kenneh (Davis 61), Jenkins, Shackleton (Bogusz 30) (Stevens 61), Huggins, McCarron, Edmondson. Subs not used: Male, McKinstry.


Venue: Thorp Arch


Leeds United’s Under-23s produced a five star performance to dismantle Hull City at Thorp Arch.

Leeds had a great chance to take the lead inside six minutes.  Liam McCarron's cross was met by Ryan Edmondson, but his first time strike hit the crossbar.   From the rebound, Jack Jenkins saw his attempt blocked on the line by some last ditch Hull defending.

James Berry fired over for the visitors, before Jenkins again went close, this time he was denied from close range as the ball fell kindly to him in the Hull box.

Leeds made the breakthrough in the 13th minute.  Niall Huggins, who got a lot of joy down the right flank picked out Jenkins in the box with a low cross and he converted with a neat first time finish.

Seven minutes later Leeds almost got a second.  Bryce Hosannah drove forwards, before firing just inches wide from the edge of the box.

Hull almost levelled the scores when Will Jarvis drove up the pitch and weaved his way into the Leeds box, but was denied by a good save from Kamil Miazek.

Callum Jones then saw a strike deflect just wide from the edge of the box as the Tigers again threatened an equaliser.

Ahmed Salam went close with a free kick from 20 yards, seeing an effort curl just wide, but it was the Whites who extended the lead just before the break when Edmondson converted a lovely Pascal Struijk cross from close range.

Half time: Leeds United 2-0 Hull City

Leeds almost made a fine start to the second period.  Liam McCarron did really well down the left and teed up Mateusz Bogusz on the edge of the box, who saw his strike deflect just over the crossbar.

Some lovely build up play then saw Edmondson send Jenkins to the byline and his cross was vitally intercepted by David Robson, with Liam McCarron ready to pounce.

At the other end, Jarvis found Elliot Bonds in the Leeds box, but he could only fire over when well placed.

Leeds added a third goal in the 68th minute, Hosannah delivered a lovely cross from the right flank and McCarron couldn’t miss, heading home from close range.

Jenkins saw a shot blocked after being teed up by Huggins, but there was no preventing Edmondson from getting his second, when Huggins floated in a cross from the right and the forward fired home his second of the game from close range.

With 10 minutes remaining, Leeds made it five.  Captain Alfie McCalmont played a neat one-two to make room for a shot in the Hull box and fired low past Robson with a fine finish.

Edmondson had the chance to complete his hat-trick late on, but fired over whilst Jones saw a free kick saved for the Tigers, as Leeds’s unbeaten run continued with a fine performance.

Full time: Leeds United 5-0 Hull City