Jermaine Beckford scored twice for a Leicester City XI against Nuneaton Town, as the Foxes' preparations for the 2012/13 campaign continued with a 3-1 win at the Triton Showers Community Stadium.
The Foxes frontman struck twice early in the second half - the second a fabulous back-heel -to go with a late finish from Marko Futacs, as City boss Nigel Pearson continued to share the pre-season minutes throughout his first team squad.
As well as Beckford and Futacs, Neil Danns and Danny Drinkwater added further minutes to their preparations, Martyn Waghorn completed the 90 minutes and new boy Anthony Knockaert gave an exciting exhibition of his attacking talents.
And there was further match time for young pros such as Cian Bolger and Tom Parkes, who continue to look a promising combination at the heart of the defence.
New boy Knockaert looked eager to get involved and showed lovely feet on the halfway line after just six minutes before releasing Futacs in the inside-left channel, but the Hungarian to dragged wide.
Nuneaton, preparing for a Conference opener against Ebbsfleet on Saturday, looked hungry to prove themselves and responded with three decent chances in 16 minutes.
Tom James had the first of them, intercepting a Bolger pass before shooting wildly over, before Conrad Logan came to the rescue to deny first Adam Walker, then Andy Brown - both having got on the end of a searching cross from the other.
Knockaert continued to look bright - producing a low cross from the right that Futacs jabbed just wide on the half-hour, and a through-ball that Beckford couldn't quite bring under his spell soon after.
But a neat combination between the same two players would pay dividends five minutes after the break, as Beckford reeled in the Frenchman's ball from the left, evaded the offside flag and slotted into the corner.
It was a tidy finish from the City striker, but a simple one compared with his brilliant second five minutes later.
Breaking down the left onto a Knockaert pass, substitute George Taft pulled a low centre in the direction of Futacs, who scuffed his shot through the six-yard box. No matter, as Beckford audaciously stepped over the ball before firmly back-heeling past Ben McNamara from six yards.
It was a brilliant piece of finishing from the Foxes frontman, but Nuneaton would not be overrun and hit back within a minute as a long ball downfield was judged superbly by James, nudging the ball round the outrushing Logan to net from a tight angle.
Match fitness levels would begin to show as the second half reached its halfway stage, and Pearson will have been impressed at the staying power of his first team squad members, who continued to force the tempo.
But they had Logan to thank for keeping them in front on 68 minutes, as the Irishman brilliantly blocked a shot from substitute Robbie Thompson-Brown, after a corner had only been partially dealt with.
It proved only a minor scare as City resumed control and they conjured a deserved third 10 minutes from the end when Drinkwater's dribble into the box fell nicely for Futacs to sweep into the corner.
City (4-2-3-1): Logan; Sesay (Byrne 60), Bolger, Parkes, Kennedy (Taft 46); Danns, Drinkwater; Waghorn, Knockaert, Beckford (Panayiotou 80); Futacs.
Unused subs: Jones, Brennan.