Farsley Celtic 0 - 2 Town Res (Friendly). TOWN duo Nat Brown and Jon Worthington made successful first appearances of pre-season as the Reserves scored a 2-0 win at Farsley Celtic.
While Paul Scott and substitute John McAliskey grabbed goals in each half, Brown played the whole game as a striker and Worthington had 69 minutes in midfield.
Brown had been out until the Throstle Nest clash with Lee Sinnott's UniBond First Division side because of a knee injury, while Worthington has been working his way back from summer surgery.
The win was a bright start to John Dungworth's tenure as Reserve coach and he was very satisfied with a performance marred only by an ankle injury to Scott.
"The attitude of the players was very good and it was a solid workout for us," said Dungworth, whose young side were captained by Chris Holland.
"The lads played some good football and we had a lot of youngsters on the pitch at the end, which was pleasing."
While Andy Holdsworth - who has impressed as a substitute in the first-team friendlies - caught the eye at right-back, David Mirfin and John McCombe were comfortable in central defence and the midfield industriously created chances for McAliskey and Brown.
Holdsworth was involved in the build-up to the opening goal, Scott stabbing the ball home after a shot by Brown had been deflected.
Brown went close on three occasions, but it wasn't until Scott had gone off that McAliskey extended the lead in spectacular fashion - flicking the ball over an onrushing defender before unleashing an unstoppable volley.
"It was a beneficial run-out for Jon Worthington, because he had trained for only a couple of days in the week, while Nat showed a lot of commitment and persevered and could have had a couple of goals," added Dungworth, whose side play at Guiseley on Wednesday (7.30).
"Andy Holdsworth is very versatile and will be a good asset this season while John McAliskey took his goal very well, he is very composed and he's got good technical ability."
On his appointment as Reserves coach, Dungworth explained: "Peter approached me last week and I was delighted to take it on. It's a natural progression for the players I have worked with in the Academy and, hopefully, that will be beneficial to their education."
Town - Senior, Holdsworth, Lloyd (Tunnacliffe HT), Holland, Mirfin (Young HT), McCombe, Worthington (Collins 69), Scott (Hardy 58), Brown, Kenworthy (McAliskey 58), Admed. Sub not used: Giles.