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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 24th August 2018

Quakers looking for first home win

Quakers looking for first home win

After a thrilling 1-1 draw with Blyth, can Quakers go one better?

We are looking for our first home win of the season at home to Altrincham on Saturday.

We were so unlucky not to record that first win at home to Blyth Spartans when we played some terrific football, but were denied by two disallowed goals, the woodwork and some good goalkeeping.

Since then, we lost 5-2 at Kidderminster, but midfielder Joe Wheatley was dismissed when the scores were goalless, and manager Tommy Wright had to reshuffle the side, and Kidderminster took advantage.

Altrincham are currently one place above us, but haven’t won in their last three matches.

Quakers will be without midfielder Joe Wheatley, who was sent off last week at Kidderminster and is suspended for three matches.

 

Form guide

Darlington:

League position: 14th

Quakers’ first five matches

August 18th Kidderminster (away) lost 2-5 Ainge, Nicholson

Maddison, Trotman, Collins (sub O’Hanlon 38), Burn, Galbraith, Henshall (sub Hughes 17), Wheatley, Elliott, Thompson; Styche, Ainge (sub Nicholson 65)

Subs not used: Saunders, Syers

August 15th Blyth Spartans (home) drew 1-1 Styche

August 11th Brackley (away) won 4-2 Styche 3, Ainge

August 7th Spennymoor (away) drew 2-2 Styche, Thompson

August 4th Curzon Ashton (home) lost 1-2 Ainge

 

Leading scorers: Reece Styche 5,  Simon Ainge 3

 

Altrincham:

League position: 13th

Altrincham’s first five matches

18/08/2018 Boston United (H) Lost 2-0

Team: Altrincham: Thompson, White, Hampson, Hannigan, Goulding, Moult, Johnston, Harrop, Hulme, Richman, Hancock

Subs: Peers, Daniels, Jones, Williams, Wynne

14/08/2018 FC United of Manchester (H) Lost 2-1 (Hulme)

11/08/2018 Spennymoor Town (A) Drew 4-4 (Hancock 2, White, Jones)

07/08/2018 Southport (A) Won 3-1 (Goulding, Johnston, Hulme)

04/08/2018 Leamington (H) Drew 2-2 (Hulme 2)

 

Leading scorers: Jordan Hulme 4, Josh Hancock 2

The game will be covered of the club's official Twitter, website, facebook and of course Darlo Fans' Radio -- coverage begins at around 2.45