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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 26th July 2021

Armstrong v Armstrong on Tuesday night

Armstrong v Armstrong on Tuesday night

Father v son in Harrogate friendly

It’s Armstrong v Armstrong when Harrogate Town visit Blackwell Meadows on Tuesday night!

Darlo boss Alun will be facing his eldest son Luke, who joined Harrogate during the summer after moving from Salford. He played the second half of the season on loan to Hartlepool, whom he helped to promotion.

Alun spoke about the prospect of his son being in our opponents line up in his after match interview on Saturday here:


Team news: Keeper Tommy Taylor received a knock in the chest against Newcastle and received treatment from physio Danny, but he should be fine.

Defender Kallum Griffiths didn’t play on Saturday because of a slight groin injury, and hopes to be fit.

Harrogate are about to start their second season as a Football League club after winning the National League play offs in 2020. They also won the delayed 2020 FA Trophy final at Wembley by beating Concord Rangers.

It’s only four years ago that they were in our division, and who can forget our great 4-1 victory at their place in October 2016?



The Harrogate squad includes former Darlo players Josh Falkingham and Will Smith, while they’ve just loaned out Mark Beck to York City.

1 Mark Oxley

2 Ryan Fallowfield

3 Lewis Page

4 Josh Falkingham

5 Will Smith

6 Warren Burrell

7 George Thomson

10 Aaron Martin

11 Danilo Orsi

13 Joe Cracknell

14 Nathan Sheron

16 Alex Pattison

17 Lloyd Kerry

18 Jack Muldoon

20 Connor Hall

23 Rory McArdle

29 Luke Armstrong

30 Simon Power


The match kicks off at 7.30, online tickets are available here:



We're accepting cash and contactless admission at the turnstiles

Prices are: 

Adults £10

Young adults, concessions £8

Junior £5

Under 11s free if accompanied by an adult

Wearing a facemask in the ground will be entirely optional for spectators, it will be one of personal choice. If you feel comfortable wearing one, especially near other people, then by all means, please do so. Similarly, if you want to stay socially distant from others, then again, feel free to do so. Everyone must respect each other during this phase of the pandemic.

If you are entering the main building through the front entrance on Saturday, we request that you wear your mask while you’re inside. We will still be operating the Track and Trace system, and request that you log in using the QR barcode. There will be gels and sanitisers available for you to use.

If you are in the ground and intend using the clubhouse bar facilities at any time, then please wear a mask when you go inside.

Of course, if you are displaying symptoms of Covid, then please do not attend the game and self-isolate. Please then follow medical advice.

We know that there are different views regarding the use of facemasks, but we urge all supporters to respect one another, and safely celebrate the return of football in front of fans. We’ve all missed football, which is why we should now enjoy games and each other’s company all the more.


You can buy tickets in advance for Tuesday’s game below:



Once again, we would like to welcome everyone back to Blackwell Meadows.