Town manager Carl Adams reflected on an encouraging performance from his side against the Northern Premier League outfit. “It was a good workout for us and I felt that we were the better side in the second-half,” he said.

“We had the chances to win the match and it was disappointing that we couldn’t take them. Losing Joe was a big blow, and we have to hope that his injury isn’t as bad as it looked at the time.

“You have to remember that this was our fourth match in a week. Certainly no-one has worked harder than us this pre-season, and we now look forward to another stern test at Loughborough University on Tuesday evening.”

That game kicks off at 7.30pm.

Town have rearranged their final warm-up game before the start of the season. Next Saturday’s scheduled match at Ilfracombe Town will not now take place and instead a home game against a Leamington U21s team replaces it, kick-off 3pm.