Darlington v Peterborough Sports preview

By Ray Simpson

Darlington v Peterborough Sports preview

Quakers looking for seventh win in nine games

Darlington are aiming to continue their remarkable revival at home to Peterborough Sports on Saturday.

Quakers have climbed out of the bottom four thanks to an amazing run of six wins in the last eight games that has lifted them up to fifth bottom place, two points above the relegation zone. They are now level on points with King’s Lynn and Blyth Spartans, and three behind Farsley.

Peterborough Sports have former Darlington players Jordan Nicholson and Kaine Felix in their squad.

Match sponsor is Paddy and Jim

Matchball sponsor is MSG Bike Gear


Substitution sponsor is Hendy's Cleaning Services



Team news:

  • Ben Liddle is out with a hamstring injury
  • Jonny Ngandu is out with a back injury
  • Andrew Nelson is doubtful with a hamstring injury
  • Cardo Siddik and Akwasi Asante are back in light training
  • Former Darlington players Kaine Felix and Jordan Nicholson are in the Peterborough squad


Recent results

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

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



Current League position: 20th (played 39, won 12, drawn 7, lost 20, goals scored 41, against 64, points 43 – two points clear of relegation zone)

Home form 17th best in league (played 19, won 5, drawn 7, lost 7, goals for 23 against 23, points 22)


Peterborough Sports are 12th in the table, and have better forms away from home this season than they do at home.


latest results

12th March v Buxton (home) lost 1-3 Jarvis

9th March v Gateshead (away) FA Trophy lost 2-3 McCammon, Gash

5th March v Hereford (home) lost 1-4 (og)

2nd March v Southport (away) drew 0-0

27th February v Banbury (away) won 3-0 Jarvis, Jones, Macauley

24th February v Rushall (home) won 4-0 Jarvis 2, McCammon 2

20th February v Curzon Ashton (away) won 2-1 Jarvis, Jones

17th February v Brackley (away) lost 1-3 Fox


Current league position  15th (Played 37, won 13, drawn 9, lost 15, goals for 47 against 53, points 48 )           

away form 11th best in the league (played 19, won 7, drawn 5, lost 7, goals for 23 against 24, points 26)


Recent games between the two clubs

November 2023 Peterborough Sports 2 Darlington 0

April 2023 Peterborough Sports 0 Darlington 1 (Hazel) at Kettering


September 2022 Darlington 2 (Beck 2) Peterborough Sports 0



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