Words: Liam Kealey; Pictures: Stefan Willoughby
The Magpies scored twice in the first half to take a second pre-season victory in a game where more trialists were out to impressed, surrounded by most of the first team squad.
Spencer Bibby’s fifth minute own goal was added to by Trialist (4) close to half time, and despite a Marcus Carver penalty miss and North West Counties hotshot Carl Grimshaw reducing the arrears late in proceedings, Jamie Vermiglio’s side took the win.
Magpies squad: Urwin, Eccles, Trialist, Blakeman, Trialist, Trialist, Leather, Agbozo, Cottrell, E.Newby, Trialist, R.Moore, C.Moore, Greenfield, Brickell, A.Newby, Hooper, Trialist, Trialist, Carver, Trialist
Referee: Peter Shacklady
Assistants: Keith Martin & Daniel Chadwick
Coming up: We head to the Skuna Stadium on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) for our third friendly of pre-season. This time we take on Atherton Collieries; £5 adults & £3 concessions.