Our Under-17s kicked off their PL Cup campaign with a clinical win against Leeds United.

The youngsters rattled six past Leeds in a dominant second period that ended with a thumping 7-2 victory in the first group game.

Midfielder Luke Woolston opened the scoring before half-time, but Leeds levelled just eight minutes into the second half.

Sonny Finch restored Boro's advantage within two minutes, and the floodgates opened with the home side scoring three more in just four minutes.

Louie Evans made it 3-1, Finch grabbed his second, and Fenton John made it swiftly made 5-1 as Leeds were hit by a whirlwind.

John grabbed his second and Boro's sixth 15 minutes from time and although Leeds pulled a goal back, there was still time for Max Howells to add a seventh in stoppage time.

Our U17s have further group games against Newcastle United and Sunderland.

We reached the final of the competition last season, beating Everton and Blackburn in the knockout stages before eventually losing to Brighton at the Riverside.