I think the expression is, the result and performance doesn’t matter its all about getting a game in the players legs. Job done then…… it wasn’t pretty, the Anchors were much changed and had no recognised striker available but battled away on a rock hard bobbly pitch against a game and organised looking Northallerton team. The only surprise was that both teams managed to score, something that looked unlikely for most of the 90 minutes. A Trialist grabbed a goal for Northallerton after an hour latching onto a mistake and Jimmy Ward turned in the box and found the corner to equalise 15 minutes later. Lads will be pleased to have a had a kick of the ball after some intense pre season stuff and there’ll be some stiff legs today. Onto next week and a tough one against Sunderland U23s, hopefully have a bigger squad to choose from for that.