Frickley took the lead after 8 minutes with a penalty by Zeph Thomas, after Tom Young committed a fo...Frickley took the lead after 8 minutes with a penalty by Zeph Thomas, after Tom Young committed a foul in the box, but Quakers levelled when David Dowson beat his marker on the edge of the area and beat Frickley keeper Peter Fotko with a right foot shot into the bottom corner.
The visitors went 2-1 up on 35 minutes when the Frickley defence failed to clear a corner, and the ball ran loose for Gary Brown to force home.
Brown then made it 3-1 five minutes before the break, when he challenged Fotko in the air for a corner, and the ball dropped loose for him to put into the net. The Frickley defence appealed for a foul, but after consulting his assistant, the referee gave a goal.
Quakers have fielded a mixture of youth and experience, with 16 year old Jonty Gray, son of manager Martin, on the bench.
Frickley: Fotko, Hornsey, Parkinson, Hinsley, Lucas, Ible, Dockerty, Armstrong, Hazel, Thomas, Davie.
Subs not used: Griffin, Grayson, Williams, Wood, Malkowski
Darlington: Provett, Marley, Callaghan, Brown, Nowakowski, Wheeler-Andrews, Kneeshaw, Young, Dowson, Gaskell, Walton
Subs not used: Gray, Padarain, Lee, Smith, Dowding.