Football is a strange game and you need only ask Jay-Roy Grot. A player who is almost certainly not going to be getting many games in the first-team anytime soon scored a worldie as Leeds beat the Myanmar national team 0-2 to end the post-season tour.
Leeds trip to Burma hasn’t gone down well, initially anyway but since the team arrived in Asia not as much has been said. Videos and pictures have been coming through of the players visiting football camps for children and handing out kit at the games and it looks very much like the tour has gone down very well in that part of the world if not back home. The heat has certainly played a factor in the games but it was never about the results, we knew that. A loss to the Myanmar League All Stars on Wednesday meant a win would do nicely today because the players won’t have wanted to lose both games. As it was a stronger team was fielded today and they scored two second half goals.
Jay-Roy Grot bagged the second, a glorious curling effort that beat the keeper and dropped into the corner after Ryan Edmondson scored the opener. A run a strike for Ronaldo Vieira was fumbled and Edmondson did what we know he can, nipped it around the keeper and slotted in his first goal for Leeds, even if it was a friendly. Edmondson impressed on Wednesday when he came on and in all honesty he looks more active and threatening than our strikers have at times this season. one thing we know is that he won’t struggle physically, he’s a monster of a 16-year-old and I think a player who we will see more of in the coming summer.