Banbury v Darlington preview

By Ray Simpson

Banbury v Darlington preview

Quakers looking for much-needed away win

Darlington are looking for their third away win of the season when they go to Banbury on Saturday.

Quakers are third from bottom, eight points behind safety, but they can pull Banbury, who are nine points ahead, closer to them with victory.

You can listen to the views of manager Josh Gowling here:




Team news:

  • Andrew Nelson is suspended – his third game of three
  • Ben Liddle is added to the squad after injury
  • Jake Lawlor is out injured with a shoulder injury
  • Mitchell Curry is out with an elbow injury
  • Jordan Windass is out with a hamstring injury
  • New signing Sonil Vasileiou is included in the squad.

Recent results

2nd December v Southport postponed – now re-arranged for 9th January

24th November v Rushall Olympic (home) drew 1-1 Griffiths

21st November v Warrington (home) drew 1-1 Rivers

18th November v Scunthorpe (Trophy) away lost 0-2

14th November v Chorley (away) lost 0-8

11th November v Chester (home) won 3-2 og, Ngandu, Salkeld

7th November v Peterborough Sports (away) lost 0-2

4th November v Farsley (away) won 2-1 Hatfield, Salkeld


Current League position:  22nd (Played 20, won 3, drawn 7, lost 10, goals for 17 against 43, points 16)

Away form 22nd in league (Played 9, won 2, lost 7, goals for 5 against 28, points 6)



Recent results:

25th November v Curzon Ashton (home) lost 0-1

21st November Bishop’s Stortford (home) drew 2-2 Yussuf, Fleming

18th November fA Trophy Nuneaton (home) lost 2-4 Feling, Yussuf

14th November Hereford (away) lost 1-4 Charles

11th November Tamworth (away) won 2-1 Yussuf, Maye

7th November Scunthorpe (home) lost 0-2




Current league position  19th (Played 19, won 7, drawn 4, lost 8, goals for 16 against 27, points 25)

Home form 24th in league (Played 9, won 2, drawn 3, lost 4, goals for 6 against 11, points 9)


Matches between the two teams:

March 2023 Banbury 0 Darlington 0

August 2022 Darlington 1 (Lambert) Banbury 2



You can follow the game on Darlo Fans Radio, Twitter and the official website