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Ray Simpson / 10th June 2021

Programmes from the 1957-58 season -- part 1

Programmes from the 1957-58 season -- part 1

More from Karl's collection

Darlo fan Karl Alexander has got an extensive collection of Darlington Fc programmes, going back 80 years.

Here, we look back at the 1957-58 season, hoping to improve on 18th placing from the previous season.

We started the season with a 2-1 home win over Wrexham, Bill Tulip scoring both goals:

 

The following Monday, we went to Hartlepool and lost 5-1 in front of a 15,175 crowd

 

We didn't fare any better at Scunthorpe a few days later, going down 5-0

 

After losing at home to Hartlepool but beating Tranmere, we lost 5-4 at Rochdale on 11th September

 

and we let in more goals in a 4-2 defeat at Mansfield

 

We lost 1-0 at Halifax on 23rd September to put us 19th in the table, having conceded 29 goals in ten matches -- the worst defensive record in the league.