Ray Simpson / 4th October 2019

Quakers looking for hat trick of away wins at Leamington

Quakers looking for hat trick of away wins at Leamington

Place in last qualifying round of the FA Cup at stake

Quakers head to Leamington looking to progress to the last qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time in the fan-owned era.

We won our first FA Cup tie in five seasons in the last round at Trafford, and confidence is high after following up the FA Cup win with a 2-1 away league victory at Alfreton.

Here’s your stats pack for Saturday’s game

Darlington

National League North position:  15th

 Away league form: Played 6 won 1, drawn 1, lost 4. Goals scored 6, conceded 12, points 4 (out of a total of 14) – plus won in FA Cup at Trafford

Our last six games:

September 28th Alfreton (away) won 2-1 O’Neill, Donawa

Team: Elliott, Hedley, Liddle, Wheatley, Storey, Galbraith, Holness (sub Rivers 59), Hatfield, Campbell (Bascome 89), Thompson (sub Donawa 65), O’Neill. Subs: Bell, Holliday.

September 21st Trafford (away) FA Cup 2q won 3-1 Thompson, Campbell, Donawa

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

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

Leading scorers: 6 Adam Campbell, 4 Stephen Thompson (who scored a hat trick v Leamington two seasons ago), 3 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 – he could have an operation soon. Defender David Atkinson is out for at least two months with an ankle injury.

Jordan Watson returns to the squad after being unavailable last Saturday, Louis Laing is fit again after injury.

Stephen Thompson will have a fitness test on a groin injury, and is rated as 50/50

 

Here's Alex Storey, who made his debut at Alfreton, chatting about his career so far

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/video-i-just-enjoyed-the-whole-experience

 

 

Leamington:

League position:  13th

Home league form:  played 6, won 3, drawn 1 lost 2 goals scored 8, goals against 7 points 10 (out of 15) plus 2-2 home draw with Chasetown

 

Last five matches:

October 1st Hereford (home) lost 0-2

Weaver, English, Morley, Gittings (sub Lane 90), Hood, Mace, Dunbar (sub Shamsi 71), Flanagan (sub Keane 79), March, Edwards, Anderson

Subs not used: Newey, Taylor

September 28th Chester (away) drew 3-3 Anderson, March, Edwards

September 24th Chasetown (away) won 2-1 FA Cup 2QR Replay March, Lane

September 21st Chasetown (home) drew 2-2 March 2 FA Cup 2Q

September 14 Farsley (home) lost 0-3

 

Last meeting:  27th April 2019

Darlington 1 (Nicholson 43) Leamington 1 (Bishop 78)

Turner, Trotman, Jackson, Holness, Ainge, Galbraith (sub K Elliott 48), T Elliott, Wheatley (sub Stansfield 88), Saunders (sub Lingthep 90+1), Nicholson, Thompson

Subs: Hall, Morrison

 Leamington:

Breeden, English, Hood (sub Flanagan 66), Clarke, Mace, Lane, Murphy, Wilding, Bishop, Edwards, Taylor (sub Hodge 67)

Subs: Parker, Obeng

 

Last time at Leamington

Leamington 2 (Bishop, Edwards) Darlington 2 (Ainge, Saunders)

28th October 2018

Darlington: Maddison, Trotman, Hughes, Galbraith, Elliott (sub Syers 60); Henshall (sub J Burn 73), Wheatley, Nicholson, Thompson, Ainge, Saunders Subs not used: Glover, Hall, Lingthep

 Leamington: Breeden, English, Gudger (sub Bowen 60), Clarke (sub Flanagan 60), Mace, Lane, Dunbar, Gittings, Dwyer, Edwards, Obeng (sub Bishop 46) Subs: Taylor,  James

 

 

Admission prices:   £13 adults, £9 over 60s, £6 student, £3 under 18s and free for accompanied Under 12s.

 

If the game ends in a draw, then the replay will be at Blackwell Meadows on Wednesday 9th October, kick off 7.45

 

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