IN PICTURES: How Harrogate Town new boys performed in pre-season opener

All seven of Harrogate Town's summer signings featured in Tuesday's 7-0 pre-season victory over Knaresborough Town.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 9:12 pm
Sam Jones shoots at goal. Pictures: Matt Kirkham

It's hard to draw too many firm conclusions based on one showing in what was a non-competitive setting, but here's an assessment of how the new recruits fared on debut. PICTURES: MATT KIRKHAM

CONNOR HALL: Looks a real athlete. Sound defensively, confident in possession. The fact that he has played much of his football as a midfielder was evident from the way he carried the ball out of defence.
GEORGE SMITH:The former Chesterfield left-back was probably Towns man of the match. Looked tidy enough defensively and very assured on the ball. Always willing to overlap down the left and provided a fine assist for the second goal.
SCOTT BROWN: Didnt have things all his own way in the centre of the park, however he demonstrated his range of passing with a couple of nice bits of play towards the end of the opening 45.
SAM JONES: A very encouraging start from Harrogates most recent arrival. Was everywhere in the final third, fared very well in the air and came close to scoring on three occasions.
JON STEAD: Grew into the match and finished the half strongly. His cute back-heel near the halfway line set Joe Leesley away down the left to tee up George Thomson for Towns third of the night.
BRENDAN KIERNAN: A half-time arrival, his display will have whet the appetite of Harrogates supporters. Carries the ball at rapid speed and does it effortlessly. His pace and skill caused a tiring Knaresborough plenty of problems.
WILL SMITH: The young central defender barely put a foot wrong in what was a solid and composed first showing.