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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 4th September 2019

Quakers looking for first win in four

Quakers looking for first win in four

Manager Alun Armstrong faces old club

We’re looking to end a run of three games without a win when Blyth Spartans visit Blackwell Meadows tonight in the Vanarama National League North.

We’ve dropped down to 18th in the table, while opponents Blyth, are bottom of the table.

Manager Alun Armstrong will be facing the club he left during the summer, as are assistant Darren Holloway and several players.


Here’s your stats pack for Wednesday’s game -- which is sponsored by My Property Box


League position: 18th

Home form: Played 4 won 2, drawn 1, lost 1 goals scored 6 conceded 2, points 7 (out of 8)

Our last eight games:

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

Elliott: Atkinson (sub Donawa 64), Watson, Bascome (sub Wheatley 71), Laing, Heaton, Rivers, Hatfield, Campbell, Thompson, O’Neill

Subs: Holness, Bell,Galbraith

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

August 3rd Farsley (away) lost 1-3 Campbell


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


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, defenders Terry Galbraith and David Atkinson will have fitness tests.

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

Here's an interview with Jarrett Rivers ahead of the game:



Blyth will include two former Darlington players – Michael Sweet and Scott Fenwick -- 

– while they will probably give a debut to midfielder Lewis Hawkins, signed last week from Northern League club Guisborough. They have also recently signed winger Callum Roberts, who was released by Newcastle during the summer.


League position: 22nd

Away form:  played 3, drawn 1, lost 2 goals scored 0, against 5 Points 1 (out of a total of 1)

Last six results

31/08/19 Leamington (A) lost 2-0

Team: Foden, Evans, Scott, Devitt, Ritson (Orrell, 83), Mason, Wrightson (Fenwick, 66), Robson, Mouanda, Roberts, Dale (Sweet, 66). Subs not used: Horner, Harker.

26/08/19 Guiseley (H) Lost 4-1 Dale

24/08/19 Bradford PA (A) Drew 0-0

17/08/19 Hereford (H) Lost 1-0

13/08/19 York City (H) Lost 3-0

10/08/19 Alfreton Town (A) Lost 3-0



Our last meeting:  

February 9th Blyth 0 Darlington 1 (Thompson, penalty)

Darlington:  Maddison, Smith, Hughes, Galbraith; Trotman, Elliott, Palmer, Muggleton (sub O’Hanlon 90+2), Ainge, Thompson (sub Wheatley 75), J Nicholson (sub Saunders 75), 

Subs not used:  Henshall, Kneeshaw

Blyth: Jameson, A Nicholson, Laing, Watson, Liddle (sub Buddle 66); Green (sub Fewster 72), Wrightson (sub Holmes 62), Oliver, Dale; Maguire, Reid

Subs: Mullen, Horner

Admission prices: Adults £14, Concessions £10, Under 18s £5, Under 11s free.

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