Whitby Town drew 1-1 in their latest pre-season encounter against Middlesbrough Under-23s at their Rockliffe Park training ground on a wet Tuesday evening.
Aaron Wearmouth opened the scoring for Whitby after twisting and turning on the edge of the box before Boro equalised with a tidy effort to ensure the pre-season contest ended all-square.
Blues boss Chris Hardy said: “I thought it was a good game, there was some good quality on show and there was a good tempo about the game.
“I think the result was probably a fair reflection on the game too.”
The Blues will take on Marske United on Saturday as they continue their pre-season preparations.
Hardy knows a number of the United players well, with a host of ex-Blues in their line-up, including Jack Norton and Kev Burgess.
“We’re ramping things up now as we approach the new season,” added Hardy.
“Hopefully it’ll be a competitive game, and a game that we’ll be looking to win.
“There’s a lot of familiarity there with a few lads we know well, so hopefully it’ll be a good pre-season encounter.”