Trialist Patrick Dimbala netted twice in an impressive display as Preston beat Northwich 2-0 at the Victoria Stadium.
Dimbala opened the scoring in the sixth minute before doubling Preston's lead with a cool finish four minutes before half-time.
Coach David Unsworth told the club`s official website: "It was a good work-out, it is 90 minutes for most of the young professionals and we got the chance to see Patrick [Dimbala]
"Patrick took his goals well, he could have had four or five but he got a little tired which is normal because he hasn't had much training in him.
"The main thing is though that it is another 90 minutes for the boys` fitness. There are no injuries which is another big plus so we're happy with that."