A much changed Leeds United took on a decent Darlington side in the "do dah" cup and held on to win.
A crowd of 7,891 attended, which is about double Darlo's normal gate.
It was a chance for United's new signings, Paul Huntington and David Lucas to impress and that they did. It was also a good opportunity for a look at some of the younger players. The defence looked solid and centre back Huntington headed the only goal of the game, from a corner, early in the second half.
With just over half an hour to go Portugese winger Filipe Da Costa came on for his first run out and impressed with his jinking runs.
The future is looking good for the men in white.
Darlington 0 Leeds United 1