The Blues started very quickly against their higher league opposition and were ahead within just six minutes as Frannie Collin scored his first goal for the club with a superb drive from 20 yards which nestled in the top corner to give the ‘Gate an early advantage.
The visitors continued to keep up their high tempo and thought they were two ahead in the dying minutes of the first half as Liam Friend rose highest at the back post to head goalwards only for the home keeper to pull off an amazing save to deny the former Folkestone defender his first goal for the club.
The start of the second half brought no changes for the Blues but did bring a very heavy shower of rain as both sides restarted in more like December conditions than mid-July. The rain was hampering Margate though as they continued to press Concord with Smith firing well wide after setting off on a mazy run from the half way line.
As always in pre-season the second half lost a lot of momentum due to the amount of substitutes that took place, however it game Manager Watt the opportunity to see some more of his Development team in action against an established National League South side.
Margate wrapped up the victory in the 88th minute as substitute Matt Bodkin was hauled down in the box allowing Jack Evans the opportunity to double the lead from the spot which he duly obliged to confirm an excellent afternoon for Steve Watt and his men.
MARGATE: Wells, Sessegnon (McFarlane), Mills, Rogers (Bodkin), Wynter, Friend, Smith (Stannard), Prescott, Flisher (Swift), Collin (Evans), Martin (O’Halloran)