Ray Simpson / 6th September 2019

Quakers looking for first away win

Quakers looking for first away win

First ever game at Evesham, Gloucester's ground

We’re looking for our first away win of the season when we go to Evesham in order to play Gloucester on Saturday.

It's our first ever visit to this ground -- Gloucester are groundsharing here. We previously played them at Cheltenham's ground three seasons ago.

We’ve collected all but one of our eleven points at Blackwell Meadows this season, our only away point so far coming in a 1-1 draw at Altrincham.

 

Here’s your stats pack for Saturday’s game

Darlington

League position:  14th

Away form:  played 4, drawn 1 lost 3, goals scored 3 against 9, points 1 (out of total of 11)

Our last eight games:

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

Team: Elliott, Atkinson (sub Holness 16), Watson, Wheatley, Laing, Galbraith, Rivers, Hatfield, Campbell, Thompson, O’Neill

Subs: Bell, Holliday, Morrison, Heaton

 

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

August 17th Southport (home) won 2-0 O’Neill, Campbell

August 12th Curzon Ashton (away) lost 1-3 O’Neill

August 10th Kettering (home) won 3-0 Thompson 2, Rivers

August 7th Gateshead (home) drew 1-1 Liddle

 

Leading scorers: 4 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 with a cruciate injury.

Defender Michael Liddle is out for another week with a ligament injury, defender David Atkinson is out with an ankle injury. Omar Holness could play at right back.

New signing Ben Hedley is added to the squad.

Osagi Bascome and Justin Donawa are unavailable, they’re on duty with Bermuda in the Concacaf Gold Cup

 

 

Gloucester

League position:  16th

Home form:  Played 4, won 1, drawn 1, lost 2, goals scored 6 goals against 6, points 4 (out of total of 10)

Last six results

3rd September Telford (away) lost 3-4 Russe, Hanks, Parker

Team: Jackson, Harrison, Russe, Bradley-Hurst, Thomas, Harper, Robert, Avery, Hanks, Knowles, Parker

 

31st August York City (home) lost 2-3 Jackson, Hanks

26th August Brackley (away) lost 0-3

24th August Boston (home) won 3-0 Parker 2, Hanks

17th August Chester (away) lost 0-4

13th August Kidderminster (away) won 3-2 Jackson, Hanks, Parker

 

Here's an interview from the Gloucester website with their midfielder, Joe Hanks

http://www.gloucestercityafc.com/joe-hanks-interview/

 

Manager: Mike Cook

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Josh Bradley-Hurst, Zach Jeacock, Tom King

Defenders: Ross Johnstone, Tom Harrison (signed on loan from Bristol City this week), Vincent Harper, Kieran Smith, Ioan Richards, Tom Handley, Jack Spark, Jamie Bremner, Spencer Hamilton, Sam Avery, James Unwin

Midfielders: Luke Russe, Josh Thomas, Alex Hainault, Jennison Myrie-Williams, Fabien Robert, Joe Hanks, Chris Knowles, Joe Parker

Forwards: Jake Jackson, Zack Kotwica, Marlon Jackson, James Spruce,

Our last meeting:  

14th January 2017

Darlington 2 Gloucester 0 Cartman, Turnbull (2 goals in last eight minutes)

Jameson, Hunter, Galbraith, Turnbull, Burgess, Brown, Syers (sub Thompson 61), Scott, Beck, Walker (sub Cartman 53), Gillies

Subs:  Wilczynski, Falkingham, Saunders

 

Gloucester play in Evesham – postcode for the ground is WR11 2LS. Travel advice, allow yourself at least four hours’ travel time, because the motorways are bound to be busy.

Admission prices: Adults £13, Students /Concessions £8, Under 16s £3, Under 11s accompanied free.

           

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