Darlington v Workington preview

By Ray Simpson

Darlington v Workington preview

FA Cup campaign starts tonight

Quakers take a break from the league and hope that they can start an FA Cup run at home to Workington on Friday night.

Quakers go into the game looking for their first home win of the season, with the caretaker trio of Will Hatfield, Jake Lawlor and Tom Platt in charge.

All three will probably be playing tonight, so that means goalkeeping coach Jim Provett and physio Danny O’Connor will be looking after the technical area.

Team news: Jake Lawlor returns from suspension

York won’t allow Finlay Barnes to play


Here's what caretaker manager Will Hatfield had to say:


Advice to supporters



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Recent results

9th September v Bishop’s Stortford (away) lost 0-1

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI3PShqsnIc

5th September v Boston (home) drew 0-0

2nd September v Buxton (away) lost 0-5

28th August v South Shields (home) drew 2-2 Curry, Nelson

26th August v Alfreton (away) won 3-2 Barnes 2, Nelson

19th August v Brackley (home) drew 1-1 Hatfield


Current League position: NLN 24th (played 9, won 1, drawn 3, lost 5, goals for 7 against 19, points 6)

We're looking for a physio




They won promotion from the NPL West to the NPL Premier last season – the NPL Premier is the league below us

Recent results

9th September v Basford United (home) won 5-3 Hubbold, Symington 2, Moore 2

2nd September v Prestwich Heys (home, FA Cup 1q) 6-0 Reilly 2, Allison 3, Leslie,

28th August v Bamber Bridge (away) lost 0-3

26th August v Stafford Rangers (home) won 2-1 Symington 2



Current league position:  15th (played 7, won 3, drawn 4, goals scored 14 against 20, points 9)

Previous games between the clubs

2015-16 Workington 2 Darlington 1 (Armstrong), Darlington 4 (Gaskell 2, Cartman, Scott) Workington 0

1976-77 Darlington 3 (Rowles, Nattress, Noble) Workington 2, Workington 2 Darlington 3 (Rowles, Craig, og)

1974-75 FA Cup Darlington 1 (Sinclair) Workington 0


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