Hartlepool United ran out 9-1 winners during their first pre-season game against Runcorn Linnets.
Pools started the first half with the following XI:
Killip, Sterry, Ogle, Liddle, Trialist, Ferguson, Featherstone, Shelton, Holohan, Trialist, Trialist
Despite an early opener from the hosts, goals from Holohan and two trialists saw Pools lead 3-1 at the break.
The second half team:
Trialist, MacDonald, Byrne, Trialist, Odusina, Trialist, Smith, Crawford, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist
Four goals from Trialist number 22 and two from trialist 21 saw Pools come out 9-1 winners.