Darlington v Alfreton preview

By Ray Simpson

Darlington v Alfreton preview

Looking for third home win

Quakers are looking to do a double over Alfreton at Blackwell Meadows on Saturday.

Quakers won the reverse game 3-2 back in August with goals by Finlay Barnes (2) and Andrew Nelson, and they could do with the points now for their relegation fight.

Team news:

  • Blaine Rowe is on loan to Mickleover
  • Jassem Sukar is on loan to Scarborough
  • Scott Barrow will probably be included in the squad after illness
  • Akwasi Asante is missing because of illness


Recent results

3rd February v Brackley (away) 0-1


30th January v Banbury (away) lost 1-2 Curry

27th January v Hereford (home) won 2-0 Liddle, Cornish

23rd January v Scunthorpe (home) postponed, to be re-arranged

20th January v Curzon Ashton (away) postponed, re-arranged for 27th February

13th January v Tamworth (home) lost 0-1

9th January v Southport (away) lost 0-2

6th January v King’s Lynn (away)  won 1-0 Curry 


Current League position: 23rd (Played 30, won 6 drawn 7, lost 17, goals scored 22 against 54 points 25)

Home form 23rd in league (played 15, won 2, drawn 7, lost 6, goals scored 14 against 19, points 13)


Alfreton are tenth in the table, but in midweek they lost to ten man Curzon Ashton.

Latest results

6th February v Curzon Ashton (away) lost 1-2 Clackstone

3rd February v Tamworth (home) drew 0-0

30th January v Chorley (away) lost 2-3 og, Perritt

27th January v Southport (away) won 3-2 Waldock, Day, McDonagh

23rd January v Peterborough Sports (away) drew 1-1 Waldock

13th January v Warrington (away) drew 2-2 Waldock, Fewster

6th January v Chorley (home) won 2-0 Cantrill, Waldock


Current league position   10th (Played 30, won 13, drawn 8, lost 9, goals for 51 against 39, points 47)


Away form 11th best in the league (played 15, won 5, drawn 4, lost 6, goals for 23 against 24, points 19)


Recent games between the two clubs

August 2023 Alfreton 2 Darlington 3 (Barnes 2, Nelson)


March 2023 Alfreton 2 Darlington 2 (Hazel, Felix)

November 2022 Trophy Darlington 4 (Lambert 2, Hedley, Rivers) Alfreton 1

November 2022 Darlington 3 (Hazel, Leesley Felix) Alfreton 1


April 2022 Alfreton 0 Darlington 0 (Quakers missed two penalties)

August 2021 Darlington 2 (Hatfield 2) Alfreton 3

November 2020 Alfreton 0 Darlington 2 (Sousa, Campbell)

January 2020 Darlington 3 (Campbell 2, Donawa) Alfreton 0

September 2019 Alfreton 1 Darlington 2 (O’Neill, Donawa)

January 2019 Alfreton 0 Darlington 0

September 2018 Darlington 0 Alfreton 1


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