Darlington v Chorley preview

By Ray Simpson

Darlington v Chorley preview

Big win needed for Quakers

Darlington are looking for revenge against Chorley at Blackwell Meadows on Friday.

Quakers suffered a dreadful 8-0 defeat back in November at Chorley, and Quakers are determined to make up for that result and also collect three big points in the fight against relegation.

Fourth bottom Rushall, who are two points behind Quakers, are away to Alfreton, while Farsley who are level on points but with a better goal difference, are at home to Southport.

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Team news:


  • Ben Liddle has recovered from a hamstring injury
  • Jonny Ngandu is out with a back injury
  • Andrew Nelson, Cardo Siddik and Akwasi Asante are back in full training
  • Jassem Sukar is out because of illness
  • Goalkeeper Matty Young returns after England Under 18 duty


Recent results

23rd March v Rushall Olympic (away) lost 2-3 Main 2


16th March v Peterborough Sports (home) won 1-0 Salkeld

12th March v Blyth (away) won 2-1 Cornish, Salkeld

9th March v Spennymoor (away) lost 1-2 Cornish

5th March v Scunthorpe (home) won 4-0 Salkeld 2, Cornish, Main

2nd March v Banbury (home) won 3-1 Cornish, Nelson, Salkeld

27th February v Curzon Ashton (away) won 3-1 Hatfield, Lees, Nelson

24th February v Buxton (home)  won 2-1 Curry, Nelson

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

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



Current League position:  20th (played 41, won 13, drawn 7, lost 21,goals for 44 against 67, points 46)

Home form 16th best in the league (played 20, won 6, drawn 7, lost 7, goals for 24 against 23, points 25)


Chorley will include former Darlington player Justin Donawa in their squad

latest results

23rd March Boston (home) lost 0-3

16th March Scarborough (home) won 3-0 Haslehurst, Ubaezuonu, Calveley

12th March South Shields (away) lost 1-2 Ubaezuonu

9th March Hereford (away) won 1-0 Haslehurst

5th March Bishop’s Stortford (away) won 4-1 Henley, Ellis, Johnson, Calveley

2nd March Rushall (home) won 2-1 Haslehurst, Ellis

27th February v Brackley (away) lost 0-1


Current league position  4th  (played 40, won 21, drawn 8, lost 11, goals for 69 against 45, points 71)

Away form 12th best in the league (Played 19, won 7, drawn 5, lost 7, goals for 24 against 24, points 26)


Recent games between the two clubs

November 2023 

Chorley 8 Darlington 0 (A tough watch!)


January 2023 Darlington 0 Chorley 3

August 2022 Chorley 1 Darlington 1 (Beck)

February 2022 Darlington 3 Chorley 0 (O’Neill, Rivers, Hatfield)


October 2021 Chorley 2 Darlington 1 (Charman)

March 2019 Darlington 1 Chorley 1 (Kneeshaw)

December 2018 Chorley 3 Darlington 2 (Nelson 2)

January 2018 Darlington 2 Chorley 2 (Styche, Thompson)

September 2017 Chorley 4 Darlington 1 (Saunders)



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