Darlington v Farsley preview

By Ray Simpson

Darlington v Farsley preview

Another big game

Darlington will clinch safety if they beat Farsley at Blackwell Meadows on Saturday.

With two games remaining, Quakers will complete a remarkable escape from relegation if they beat Farsley, who are two places and two places below them.

If Quakers win and Blyth Spartans lose at Scunthorpe, then they will also finish above Spartans.

There's sure to be one of the biggest crowds of the season inside Blackwell Meadows, so make sure you arrive in plenty of time.

We'd like to thank our match sponsors, Glenwoods:


and our matchball sponsors, Cadec



Team news:

-- Jassem Sukar has recovered from illness and is back in training

-- all other players are fit and training


Recent results

6th April v Southport (home) won 2-0 Main, Cornish


1st April v Warrington (away) won 3-1 Salkeld 2, Rutledge


29th March v Chorley (home) lost 0-3

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



Current League position: 19th (Played 44, .won 15, drawn 7, lost 22, goals for 49 against 71, points 52)

home form 17th best in the league (Played 22, won 7, drawn 7, lost 8, goals for 26, goals against 26, 28)


Farsley include former Darlington players Danny Ellis and Chris Atkinson in their squad

latest results

9th April Peterborough Sports (away) lost 0-1

6th April Peterborough Sports (home) won 1-0 Coulson

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbcRxpRzOg8

1st April Spennymoor (away) lost 1-3 B Atkinson

29th March Southport (home) drew 0-0

23rd March Hereford (away) lost 1-4 Watson

16th March Boston (away) lost 0-3

12th March Warrington (home) lost 0-2


Current league position  21st (Played 44, won 12, drawn 14, lost 18, goals for 37 against 56, points 50)           

away form 21st in the league (played 22, won 6, drawn 3, lost 12, goals for 15 against 30, points 15)




Recent matches between the two clubs

November 2023 Farsley 1 Darlington 2 (Salkeld, Hatfield)


March 2023 Farsley 3 Darlington 1 (Purver)


August 2022 Darlington 1 (Lambert) Farsley 0


May 2022 Darlington 1 (O’Neill) Farsley 1

January 2022 Farsley 0 Darlington 6 (Lambert 3, Rivers, O’Neill, Dos Santos)

January 2021 Farsley 1 Darlington 0

March 2020 Darlington 2 (Holness, Campbell) Farsley 4

August 2019 Farsley 3  Darlington 1 (Campbell)

Feb 2015 Farsley 3 Darlington 2 Cartman, Galbraith)

September 2014 Darlington 1 (Galbraith) Farsley 1

April 2014 Darlington 3 (Purewal, Scott, Ward) Farsley 0



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