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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 20th September 2019

Quakers look to progress in the FA Cup

Quakers look to progress in the FA Cup

Away to Trafford

Quakers are hoping to progress in the FA Cup when we travel to Trafford in Manchester on Saturday.

We are overdue some FA Cup success, but this will be a tricky game against a team that plays two levels below us, and has won twice at home already in the competition this season.

Here’s your stats pack for Saturday’s game


National League North League position:  17th

 Away form: Played 5 won 0, drawn 1, lost 4. Goals scored 4, conceded 11, points 1 (out of a total of 11)

Our last six games:

September 14th York City (home) lost 0-2

Elliott, Hedley, Watson, Wheatley, Laing (sub Liddle 56), Galbraith, Rivers, Hatfield, Campbell, Thompson, Holness (sub Donawa 68)

Subs: Bell, Bascome,  Holliday

September 7th Gloucester (away) lost 1-2 Campbell

September 4th Blyth Spartans (home) won 2-1 Campbell, Thompson

August 31st King’s Lynn (away) lost 0-2

August 26th Bradford PA (home) lost 0-1

August 24th Altrincham (away) drew 1-1 Campbell


Leading scorers: 5 Adam Campbell, 3 Stephen Thompson, 2 Tyrone O’Neill


Team News: Right back Luke Trotman is ruled out for the season with an achilles problem, while striker Jamie Holmes is out for some months with a cruciate injury. Defender David Atkinson is out for at least two months with an ankle injury.

Defender Louis Laing will have a fitness test on a hamstring injury.

Striker Tyrone O’Neill has been cleared to play by his parent club Middlesbrough.

Defender Michael Liddle suffered no reaction to his injury last week when he came on as sub against York, so he’ll probably start.

Midfielder Will Hatfield talks about the game here:



Here's an audio interview from earlier in the week with Jarrett Rivers




BetVictor North West League position:  13th

Home league form:  Played  3, won 0, drawn 1, lost 2 goals scored 1, goals conceded 4, points 1 out of a total of 7

FA Cup results so far:

1QR Bamber Bridge (home) won 3-0 Kenny, Salmon, Babidon

Prelim: Burscough (home) won 2-0 Grimshaw, Palma


Last game: Marske United (home) drew 1-1 (last minute equaliser) Salmon

Team: Cooper, Kenny, Amado, Schofield, Egerton, O’Brien, Mustapha, Davidson, Johnson, Grimshaw, Palma

Subs: Palmer, Salmon, Miller, Rooney, Gabidon

Lewis Salmon, who is on loan from Altrincham, is their top scorer with 6 this season, he scored a hat trick in the 7-2 away league win at Kendal on 3rd September



Manager:  Tom Baker – former player at Barnsley, Altrincham, Gainsborough, Halifax and Droylsden.

Now in his fifth year of management having retired from playing because of injury. Guided Trafford to the Integro League Cup last season.

Goalkeepers: Matt Cooper, Jonathan McIlwane

Defenders:  Joel Amado, Sam Baird, Sam Egerton, Jack Leigh, Keil O’Brien, Adam Rooney, Harry Sheridan

Midfielders: Ross Davidson, Michael Jones, Darius Palma, Declan Rydings, Tom Schofield, Jordan Wynne

Forwards: Dontai Gabidon, Sam Grimshaw, Jordan Johnson, Lewis Salmon, Laurence Taylor



Admission prices: Adults £8, Concessions £5, Under 18s £2

If you’re not going to the game, follow the match on Darlo Fans Radio, the official website and official Twitter!


If the game ends in a draw, then the replay will be staged at Blackwell Meadows on Wednesday, kick off 7.45pm