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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 24th September 2021

Darlington v York preview

Darlington v York preview

First home derby of the season

Darlington v York City

Quakers are looking for a derby win when York City come to Blackwell Meadows on Saturday.

Quakers come into the game against Steve Watson’s side on the back of an FA cup exit at Chester, but there were still plenty of positive signs in the defeat – as assistant manager Darren Holloway points out:



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Team news:

Jarrett Rivers is expected to have recovered from illness.

There were one or two knocks at Chester, but the players concerned should have recovered.

Darlington striker Jake Cassidy is up against his previous club, as he pointed out post match at Chester:



League position: 17th (won 1, drawn 1, lost 3)

Latest results:

September 21st Chester FA Cup lost 0-1




September 17th Chester FA Cup drew 0-0

September 14th Brackley (away) won 3-1 Charman, Cassidy, Hatfield

September 11th Blyth (away) drew 2-2 Charman, Nelson

September 4th Bradford PA (home) lost 1-2 Charman

August 30th Curzon Ashton (away) lost 1-2 Cassidy

August 28th v Alfreton (home) lost 2-3 Hatfield 2


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York City

City will include former Darlington players Peter Jameson and Mark Beck in their squad

League position:  12th (played 5, won 2, lost 3, scored 9 conceded 11)


Latest results:

18th September FA Cup v Hebburn (home) won 3-0 Donaldson 2, Woods

4th September Farsley (home) won 4-2 Willoughby, Beck, Woods, Donaldson

30th August Spennymoor (away) won 3-1 Willoughby, Donaldson, Beck

28th August Brackley (home) lost 1-2 Wright

21st August Gloucester (away) lost 0-4

14th August Kidderminster (home) lost 1-2 Heaney


Recent meetings

Dec 2019 York 0 Darlington 1 (Campbell)



Sept 2019 Darlington 0 York 2

Jan 2019 York 4 Darlington 0

Dec 2018 Darlington 5 (Hughes, Nelson 2, Saunders, Nicholson) York 1



Jan 2018 Darlington 1 York 2

August 2017 York 0 Darlington 0


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