NEW boys Danny Cadamarteri and Malvin Kamara impressed again as Town cantered to a 6-1 win at Bridlington Town.
Both netted twice while Luke Beckett and Mitchell Bailey were also on target against the UniBond League First Division North side.
Given the level of the opposition, nobody will be getting carried away at the comfort of this victory.
But it was still good to see Andy Ritchie’s men build on Wednesday’s 3-0 win at AFC Emley in a second pre-season run-out which was played over three half hours.
Ritchie requested that format in order to make player exchanges less disruptive to the flow of the game, and the manager certainly used his bench!
Andy Booth, still nursing a cut head sustained at Emley, was the only member of the 23-strong senior squad not to feature at Queensgate, where a pitch left saturated by heavy rain on the East coast stood up well.
The only disappointing aspect of Saturday’s display was the failure to keep a clean sheet.
Striker Liam Berry bagged Brid’s 70th-minute consolation after a slip by goalkeeper Simon Eastwood, who overstretched in a bid to collect a cross and was unable to hold onto the ball.
Frank Sinclair cleared an initial home effort, but only as far as Berry, who slotted home.
Eastwood’s 30-minute involvement proved even more painful when he was twice left needing treatment after being clattered by home players.
There was never any chance of Brid getting back into the game, however.
Realistically, it was over by the first ‘half-time’ interval, with a strong Town XI leading 3-0.
Kamara had already had one shot blocked when, on 14 minutes, he beat keeper Mick Clarke all ends up with a neat right-foot shot after slick approach work by Beckett.
Town twice hit the woodwork – Cadamarteri heading against a post and Michael Collins shooting against the bar from the edge of the area – before the second arrived.
This time, Chris Brandon and Beckett combined on 24 minutes, with the latter producing some deft footwork to pick out Cadamarteri, who had time and space to plant a header beyond keeper Clarke’s reach.
Four minutes later, Kamara rifled home Town’s third from 20 yards when Andy Holdsworth, playing in midfield, touched a free-kick to the pacy winger.
Ritchie made just one change at the first break, Danny Schofield replacing Brandon, and Town were soon attacking, and scoring, again.
There were 38 minutes on the clock when Cadamarteri, a penalty scorer at Emley, notched his second of the game with a well-placed shot from Collins’ lay-off.
Beckett claimed his second goal in as many games with a neat shot from Jon Worthington’s 51st-minute pass (he also had a 58th-minute effort ruled out for offside).
And Town’s sixth came from Mitchell Bailey, who crowned another confident central midfield display by rolling the ball home after a poor kick clear by the home keeper.