Quaker Women win at South Moor

By Ray Simpson

Quaker Women win at South Moor

Second in the table

Darlington Women are second in the league table after a 4-1 win at South Moor on Sunday.
Goals from Hattie Raine (2), Lily Wilkinson and Nicole Graham gave Quakers the points and put them four points behind leaders Chester-le-Street Amazons but having played two games more.
Darlington started the game well, trying to play football on a difficult grass pitch. The starting 11 wasted no time getting in front and Hattie Raine was on the scoresheet in the first 5 minutes with a defence splitting pass from Emily Taylor over the top for Hattie to finish well. Just over 10 minutes later and Darlington added a second with some good football, Chloe Ryan the provider with a lovely pass for Lily Wilkinson to drive at goal and finish well for her 2nd goal of the season. 
Darlington continued to attack in numbers and came close again with Hattie Raine going down in the box, but the referee waved play on despite the penalty claims. Chloe Ryan also came close, with her shot beating the keeper, only to rebound back of the post. A third goal for Darlington came from a long ball from the back from Chloe Tinkler which Hattie Raine latched onto and finished for her 20th league goal of the season. 
It was 3-0 at half time and with the pitch cutting up it was going to be difficult to play much football in the second half. Having said that, Darlington continued to try and play and got their 4th goal just before the hour mark with Nicole Graham latching onto a loose ball in midfield and finishing superbly from outside the box to make it 4-0. South Moor kept battling and had a few attacks of their own with Evie Whitaker staying strong in goal. However on the 68th minute South Moor had 1 back with a good finish over the keepers head. 
It was all applause on the 75th minute as Lily Large made her return to the pitch after 14 months out, her first game back since suffering an ACL injury last year. It was great to see Lily back on the pitch after all her hard work and effort to get back fit.
Player of the match went to Nicole Graham (sponsored by Stuart Shanks Painting and Decorating) for another assured performance in the middle of the park, breaking up play, linking play and also getting on the scoresheet with a fantastic finish. 
Thanks to South Moor Ladies AFC for the game and good luck for the rest of the season. 
Thanks for the travelling support today, 
we really do appreciate everyone’s support. We are back in action next Sunday as the Quaker Women travel to Gateshead to take on Leam Rangers on Sunday 24th March. 

Here's the league table



Thanks to our kit sponsors:

We'd like to thank the following kit sponsors:

Evie Whittaker: 

Home: Steve Halliday

Away: Vacant 


Emma Carter:

Home: Direct Flooring 



Lou Brown:

Home: Saddington Taylor LTD

Away: vacant


Millie Garnett:

Home: Eco Hair Salon

Away: Phil's Fine Finishes


Lily Large:

Home: The Unknown Creative

Away: Lineside Fencing


Millie Soderman: 

Home: Corporate Personal Well Being 

Away: Kia


Chloe Tinkler: 

Home: Steve Halliday

Away: Brinkburn Pub


Chloe Bright: 

Home: Jordan Hanratty Personal Training 

Away: SR Entertainments 



Emily Taylor 

Home: Northern Renewables 

Away: Northern Renewables 


Aimee Dagnall 

Home: Durham Blinds

Away: Andrew Scullion


Hattie Raine: 

Home: CNA Electronics

Away: CNA Electronics 


Katie Sheridan: 

Home: Darl Knight

Away: Vacant 


Lacey Baldwin: 

Home: Lineside Fencing NE Ltd 

Away: Vacant 


Chloe Ryan: 

Home: Sign Lead

Away: vacant


Sara Waites: 

Home: Teesside University 

Away: Teesside University  


Nicole Graham

Home: Stuart Shanks Painting and Decorating

Away: Stuart Shanks Painting and Decorating


Leanne Clennett:

Home: Stockton Town Rugby Club

Away: Stockton Town Rugby Club 


Lucy Hart:

Home: Top Spec Boots

Away: D&G Trophies 


Lily Wilkinson:

Home: The Tuns at Sadberge 

Away: The Tuns at Sadberge 


Lucy Charlton

Home and away vacant


Management team:

Shaun Mackenzie training kit: John Vickerman


Stu Burkin training kit:Vacant 


Dan Lupu training kit: Vacant


Chris Barrett training kit: Vacant