Town boss Neil Aspin said the Shaymen’s physical game at North Ferriby was just what his side needed a week ahead of the new season.
Three goals from hitman Lee Gregory sealed a seventh win in eight pre-season games.
And with the Shaymen set to visit Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday for the eagerly anticipated curtain raiser, Aspin was glad his side had been given a tough workout.
“I felt it was poor in parts,” said Aspin of Town’s win in East Yorkshire.
“It was difficult with the conditions, but also because Ferriby worked very hard to close us down.
“The game didn’t flow and it was very scrappy, but it was great preparation for the season because that’s what it’s going to be like. I’m really pleased we’ve had this game.
“We’ve had games at home where it has been nice to pass the ball around, but today it was about what non-league football can be like - where there are tackles are flying in, it’s aggressive , there isn’t a lot of space and you get the wind making conditions not ideal for playing football,” he said.
“You need to be able to play but you also need to be able to scrap and we did that today.
“Credit to Ferriby, they’ve made it difficult and hopefully they’ll have a good season,” he added.