Bristol Rovers boss Paul Trollope was satisfied with his side's performance against Bath City, despite watching them lose out 2-0 to the Conference side.
Lee Phillips drilled home with just 42 seconds on the clock and substitute Yan Klukowski powered home a second seven minutes from time.
But Trollope was not too disappointed and he told the club's official website: "We were pleased with a lot of things, though obviously we would like to have won the game because we want a winning mentality from the start.
"However we didn't come with winning as the main objective. The players came into the game off the back of two, full, intensive, days training so we knew there would have been a little bit of stiffness in the legs.
"Consequently, we were looking at the physical state of the players, trying to bed down a new system, and look at options within that system and we go away thinking it was a fantastic workout."