Our U23s were undone by an early goal blitz from Leeds United at Rockliffe.

The visitors caught Boro well and truly cold in the freezing conditions, and were 4-0 up inside half-an-hour.

The second half saw Graeme Lee's side rejuvenated, though, and while two Cain Sykes goal brought respectability to the scoreline, both Hayden Coulson and Ashley Fletcher were also denied opportunities to reduce the arrears further.