Margate goalkeeper, Louis Lawlor, was called into action to make two great saves in the first half, while the live wire James O'Halloran had a series of mazy runs and efforts at goal at the other end, as the game ebbed and flowed. Liam Friend had a header just go over from a corner and just before half time Gate should of taken the lead when Guy Taylor rattled the crossbar after being put clean through from O'Halloran.
The game really could of gone either way and in the second half Blair had an effort that clipped the bar on it's way over and ballooned a guilt edge chance from 10 yards over the bar from good cut back shortly after.
Jack Bray had an effort whistle just from 25 yards out, but Gate failed to create any real clear cut chances in second half but largely contained their more experienced counterparts.
For 0-0 it was an entertaining and valuable pre-season friendly and another step forward in our preparation for 22nd August.
Lawlor (Mitchell 55'), Laws, Baker (Dockwray 65'), Friend, Dowling, O'Halloran, Fenton, Bray, Rai, Ghali, Taylor