Darlington v Buxton preview

By Ray Simpson

Darlington v Buxton preview

Another big game for Quakers

Darlington return to Blackwell Meadows after two away trips when Buxton come to town on Saturday.

Quakers have won just twice at home this season, and they badly need the three points on Saturday to have a chance of reducing the seven point gap on the fifth bottom club.


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Team news:

-- Cardo Siddik has a hamstring injury and misses the game

-- Jake Lawlor has a back injury and will have a fitness test.

-- Akwasi Asante has a groin injury and is out

-- Tommy Taylor has bruised ribs and misses the game

-- Tom Platt will have a fitness test on a dead leg


Recent results

20th February v Boston (away) lost 0-2


17th February v South Shields (away) won 4-0 Hatfield, Main, Griffiths, Curry


10th February v Alfreton (home) lost 0-2

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


Current League position: 23rd (Played 33, won 7, drawn 7, lost 19, goals for 26 against 58 points 28)

Home form 23rd in the league (Played 16, won 2, drawn 7, lost 7, goals for 14 against 21, points 13)


Buxton won the reverse game by 5-0 earlier in the season at Silverlands


Latest results

20th February Gloucester (home) won 2-0 Wright, Andreucci

17th February Banbury (home) won 3-1 Kirby 2, Wright

3rd February v Curzon Ashton (away) won 3-0 Osborne 2, McCourt

27th January v Brackley (home) drew 0-0

23rd January v Warrington (home) lost 0-6

16th January v Chester (away) won 1-0 Osborne

Current league position  13th (played 33, won 12, drawn 8, lost 13, goals for 48 against 42, points 44)           

Away form 16th in the league (played 15, won 6, drawn 1, lost 8 goals for 21, against 18, points 19)


Recent games between the two clubs

September 2023 Buxton 5 Darlington 0


February 2023 Darlington 1 (Liddle) Buxton 1

November 2022 Buxton 2 Darlington 1 (Sukar)

February 2016 Darlington 3 (Gaskell, Cartman, Galbraith) Buxton 1

August 2015 Buxton 2 Darlington 0

October 2013 Trophy Buxton 1 Darlington 1 (Thompson)

Replay Darlington 3 (Thompson 2, Dowson) Buxton 3 Buxton won on penalties

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