GOALS from new signing Clayton Donaldson and trialist Mason Fawns either side of half-time gave near neighbours Bradford City a 2-0 win in Guiseley's pre-season opener at Nethermoor on Saturday.

The Lions fielded two different sides in each half as joint managers Russ O’Neill and Marcus Bignot ran the rule over several trialists.

George Cantrill, Scott Garner, Hamza Bencherif, Gabriel Johnson, Jamie Spencer, Kaine Felix and Aaron Martin and four trialists featured in the Lions first half line-up, while Will Thornton, Kennedy Digie, Aleks Starcenko, Tabish Hussain, Paul Clayton and Scott Smith played alongside five trialists in the second half.

Donaldson scored a first half header in the 31st minute and Fawns' strike came 10 minutes into the second half as City sealed a 2-0 win.

Guiseley did have chances, as they nearly levelled in the 34th minute from a corner, but Richard O'Donnell managed to claw back Hamza Bencherif's flick from the top corner. O'Donnell also denied another first half opportunity by Kaine Felix.

Guiseley's joint manager, Russ O'Neill, said: "First and foremost, the goals that we conceded were poor.

"In the first half, we created quite a number of chances without really testing the goalkeeper."

However, O'Neill was pleased with Aaron Martin and Gabriel Johnson, Guiseley's new signings from Brighouse Town, .

"They both did well in the first 45 minutes," said O'Neill. "You can see they've got a connection between each other. Hopefully, they keep improving and we'll see the benefits as we go on."

The many trialists who were given a run-out produced a mixed set of results.

"Some of the trialists did really well and put a real claim in," added O'Neill. "Others have not done so well, but they integrated with us and by the end of next week we'll know where we are with some of them. We'll give them an opportunity to stake their claim."

Guiseley will host Leeds United in a friendly on Thursday, followed by Scunthorpe United at home on Saturday before travelling to Harrogate Town next Tuesday evening.

"Looking at our friendlies, it's a real tough set of pre-season friendlies," he added. "We were tested on Saturday and we'll probably be tested even more this week. It's really good for us and we're looking forward to it."