TERRY GALBRAITH and Michael Liddle made their first appearances of pre-season as a Darlington XI played against Darlington Town last night.

Both of the defenders were unavailable for the weekend’s match with Motherwell, but last night were part of a team otherwise made up of academy players and trialists with the friendly ending 2-2.

Played on an artificial surface at Eastbourne Sports Complex, the match was watched by healthy crowd numbering 371 and they saw Town take a 2-0 half-time lead, the first goal coming after a mistake in Quakers’ defence after five minutes.

Bush capitalised to keep his cool and beat goalkeeper Cameron Hall when one-on-one, and the tall No. 9 added the second with a header after the Hall had parried Liam Jarvie’s effort.

Hall enjoyed a good game and made a handful of smart saves, including one just before half-time to deny Jarvie.

At the break left-back Liddle, a recent signing from Blyth Spartans, was withdrawn, while Galbraith was replaced midway through the second half.

Liddle and Galbraith will both be involved on Friday when Darlington play at Harrogate Town.

Quakers pulled a goal back on 52 minutes, scored by substitute Brad Povey with a low finish in off the post, and the equaliser was the highlight of the night with Bermudan midfielder Osagi Bascome scoring a terrific free-kick.

He had won it himself, drawing a foul after nutmegging an opponent, and then firing the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.

Another on-trial Bermudan, Tevahn Tyrell, who is a former Hucknall Town striker, played the full match, out-of-favour defender Jonny Burn was given the first 45 minutes and ex-Sunderland winger Lucas Bell also had a run-out.

Darlington: Hall, Holliday, Liddle, Stansfield, Burn, Galbraith, Bell, Bascome, Morrison, Tyrell, Lingthep. Subs: Lycett, Soakell, Wright, Povey, Metcalfe, Alderson