HARROGATE Town drew their final pre-season fixture at home to Darlington 1-1.
Darlo’ sarted brightly and nearly took the lead through ex- Guiseley man James Walshaw who saw his shot blocked by Mark Cook.
Town took the lead when Adam Nowakowski powered home a header from a Craig Radcliffe corner.
Paul Brayson nearly made it 2-0 soon after as Simon Weaver’s took control.
In the second period Town continued to cause problems but it was Darlo’ who scored next ten minutes from time through Tommy Wright.
Town weathered Darlo’s late storm and new boy Luis Audrade even forced Russell to make a save at the foot of the post as the game ended in stalemate.