Leeds go goal crazy against Italian minnows

Matt Smith scored six second-half goals in Leeds' opening pre-season match

Matt Smith scored six second-half goals in Leeds' opening pre-season match

First published in Leeds

Leeds United began their pre-season schedule with a comprehensive 16-0 thumping of Italian amateurs FC Gherdeina.

Matt Smith scored six goals and Noel Hunt completed a hat-trick as new head coach David Hockaday watched his side produce a record-breaking display.

The victory in northern Italy was United’s biggest ever in a pre-season fixture, eclipsing a 15-0 rout of Swedish club Byske back in 1999.

Hunt’s treble, backed up by Steve Morison (2), Lewis Walters and David Norris made it 7-0 at the interval, before Hockaday made wholesale changes for the second half.

Smith then dominated the scoring with his double hat-trick as Dominic Poleon (2) and Luke Murphy completed the tally.

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10:15am Fri 11 Jul 14

Oakenshaw white says...

Bit wasteful travelling all the way to Italy to play a pub team when Bradford are just down the road.
Bit wasteful travelling all the way to Italy to play a pub team when Bradford are just down the road. Oakenshaw white
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4:25pm Fri 11 Jul 14

nowt fresh says...

Bet the rest of the Championship are shaking in their boots !!! come on Matt Smith with a double hat-trick, he won't score 6 all season in the Championship, MOT laughable really to even report this non contest, who's next for a spanking the "Hare & Hounds" ;-)).
Bet the rest of the Championship are shaking in their boots !!! come on Matt Smith with a double hat-trick, he won't score 6 all season in the Championship, MOT laughable really to even report this non contest, who's next for a spanking the "Hare & Hounds" ;-)). nowt fresh
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6:25pm Fri 11 Jul 14

citygent7 says...

What's this doing in bradford paper.
What's this doing in bradford paper. citygent7
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6:42pm Fri 11 Jul 14

ollie59 says...

citygent7 wrote:
What's this doing in bradford paper.
For people like you to read it
[quote][p][bold]citygent7[/bold] wrote: What's this doing in bradford paper.[/p][/quote]For people like you to read it ollie59
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