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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 18th December 2020

Preview: Quakers looking for revenge in Trophy

Preview: Quakers looking for revenge in Trophy

Place in last 32 at stake

We take on Telford on Saturday looking to progress to the last 32 of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

We’re also looking for revenge, after losing by 2-1 at home to Telford in the league last month.

Both clubs won in midweek: we defeated City of Liverpool 2-0, while Telford set a club record by winning 10-1 at Coleshill.

This will be the third time the clubs have met in the Trophy: We won 3-0 in our Wembley run in 2011, they beat us at Blackwell Meadows two years ago.

The winner of today’s game will go into the fourth round draw on Monday. The ties for the next round are due to be played on 16th January.

Saturday's game is being generously sponsored by Sunshine Holidays:



Team News:

Michael Liddle will have a fitness test, otherwise there are no injuries.

Quakers form (League and cup): WLLWWWWLWWLLW

Leading scorers in all comps: Adam Campbell 5, Luke Charman 5, Jarrett Rivers 3, Erico Sousa 3

League position in National League North 21stno club has played fewer games than Quakers. We have as many as seven games in hand on some of the clubs above us

played 7, won 3, lost 4, goals scored 11 conceded 8, points 9


Recent matches

16th December v City of Liverpool Trophy (home) won 2-0 Charman, Sousa

Team: Minter, McMahon, Laing, Hunt, Watson, Hatfield, Wheatley, Campbell (sub o’Neill 62), Rivers, Sousa (sub Hudson 81), Charman (sub Maguire 62)

Subs: Saltmer,  Holness, Atkinson, Reid




29TH November v Bristol Rovers FA Cup 2 (away) lost 0-6

Team: Saltmer, McMahon, Hunt, Atkinson, Watson, Hatfield (sub Hudson 87), Reid (sub O’Neill 46), Wheatley, Campbell, Charman (sub Holness 63), Rivers. Subs: Laing, Hedley, Maguire, Minter

24th November v Bradford PA (home) lost 0-1

21st November v Alfreton (away) won 2-0 Sousa, Campbell

17th November v Guiseley (away) won 4-1 Sousa, Maguire 2, Campbell

14TH November v Telford (home) lost 1-2 Sousa

10th November v Boston United (home) abandoned after 86 minutes – re-arranged for 16th February.

7th November v Swindon Town (Away) FA Cup 1 won 2-1 Campbell 2


Here's our half time advert roll on Quaker TV:



AFC Telford United

Manager: Gavin Cowan

League position in National League North – 6th

Played 13, won 5, drawn 3, lost 5, goals scored 15. Against 15, points 18


Recent results:

15th December v Coleshill (away) won 10-1 McHale 3, Williams 3, Vaughan, Hardy, Byrne, Jones

12th December v Kettering (home) drew 0-0

5th December v Farsley (away) lost 0-2

28th November v Guiseley (home) won 2-0 Lilly, Davies


Leading scorers: Dom McHale, Aaron Williams 7


Previous meetings:

This season:

14th November 2020 Darlington 1 (Sousa) Telford 2  (Oswell, McHale)

Darlington: Saltmer, Hedley, Laing, Storey, Liddle, Hatfield, Atkinson (sub Holness 74), Reid, Rivers, Sousa, Campbell (sub Maguire 64), Subs: Minter, Hudson, McMahon

Telford; Griffiths, Vaughan, Streete, Sutton (sub White 73), Jones, Walker, Lilly, McHale (sub Hardy 79), Oswell, Davies, Bond Subs: Rawlins, Williams, Barnes-Homer

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


7th March 2020 Telford 1 Darlington 2 (Campbell, Hatfield)

Darlington: Elliott, Hedley (sub Watson 89), Laing, Galbraith, Liddle, Wheatley, Hatfield, Rivers, Holness (sub Atkinson 71), Thompson (sub Donawa 74), Campbell

Subs not used: Reid, Martin. Booking: Holness



30th November 2019 Darlington 2 (Storey, Donawa) Telford 3.

We were 2-0 up at half time, Telford sub Marcus Dinanga scored a hat trick

Connell, Hedley, Liddle, Wheatley, Storey, Laing, Donawa, Hatfield, Campbell (sub Rivers 65), Lambert, Thompson. Subs:  Elliott, Holliday, Holness, Bascome Booking: Wheatley





Darlington 3 (Nicholson, Saunders, Thompson) Telford 0 , Telford 3 Darlington 1 (Saunders)

FA Trophy: Darlington 0 Telford 2

Highlights of the trophy game:




Darlington 0 Telford 1, Telford 0 Darlington 0


Some Connections between the two clubs:

Everton signed Darlington keeper Fred Barber after manager Howard Kendall had seen the keeper play for Quakers against Telford in the FA Cup in 1985 (we lost that game 3-0)

We beat Telford 3-0 in the third round of the FA Trophy in 2011, they beat us 2-0 in the third qualifying round two seasons ago.



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