Daisy Hill lost the latest of their pre-season friendly matches, going down 4-3 to West Lancashire League side Tempest United at their Tempest Road ground.
On a warm and sunny evening in Lostock, Tempest were the better side in the opening 45 minutes, but an improved performance from Daisy in the second half and the opportunity to give more players game time made the evening a worthwhile exercise.
Tempest United raced into a two goal lead by the half hour, courtesy of two goals from Tom Booth.
He opened the scoring on five minutes, with a well struck low shot from the edge of the box, and doubled his side's lead when he finished off a sweeping move by burying a shot from a Kurtis Farlow left wing cut back into the box.
Daisy reduced the arrears with a Jamie Ramwell penalty on the stroke of half time, and were level two minutes after the restart.
A move down the left led to the ball being laid infield to Jacob Ridings, and he took a touch before curling a great shot into the top corner from 20 yards.
However, Tempest restored their lead midway through the second half, with a dinked finish from Nathan Manson, and six minutes from the end it was 4-2 when Matt Carter shrugged off a challenge before finishing with an angled drive under the keeper.
But in the last action of the game, Daisy pulled a goal back when Alex Spencer seized on a pass through the Tempest defence and advanced in on goal before placing the ball into the net.