Ray Simpson / 15th November 2019

Quakers looking for nine in a row unbeaten

Quakers looking for nine in a row unbeaten

Long journey to Northamptonshire

Quakers head to Brackley looking to stretch our unbeaten run to nine games in league and cup, and on a high after the dramatic 2-2 draw at Walsall in the FA Cup last Saturday.

We won 4-2 here last season, Reece Styche scoring a hat trick in the first 25 minutes.

Here are Alun's thoughts on today's game:

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/video-alun-expects-tough-test-at-brackley

Here’s your stats pack for Saturday’s game

Darlington

National League North position:  14th

Away league form: played 6, won 1, drawn 1, lost 4, goals scored 6, goals against 12

Away cup form: Played 3, won 3, goals scored 8, goals against 1

 

Our last seven games:

November 9th Walsall (away) drew 2-2

Darlington: Connell, Hedley, Storey, Galbraith, Liddle; Wheatley, Hatfield, Holness (sub Donawa 67); (sub Bascome 77) Rivers, Campbell (sub Laing 74), Thompson

Subs: Elliott, R Armstrong

 

November 2nd Hereford (home) drew 0-0

October 30th Kidderminster (home) won 1-0 Rivers

October 19th Tamworth (away) won 3-0 O’Neill 2, Holness FA Cup 4Q

October 12th Boston (home) won 2-1 O’Neill, Campbell

October 5th Leamington (away) FA Cup 3q  won 2-0 O’Neill, Donawa

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

Leading scorers: 7 Adam Campbell, 7 Tyrone O’Neill, 4 Stephen Thompson

 

Team News: Right back Luke Trotman, striker Jamie Holmes and defender David Atkinson are all ruled out because of injury.

Michael Liddle is struggling with a groin injury.

Ben Hedley is serving a one match suspension.

Osagi Bascome and Justin Donawa are both with Bermuda, and are unavailable.

New signing Jack Lambert from Scunthorpe is included in the squad

-- you can watch an interview with him here

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/jack-lambert

 

Brackley

League position 9th

Home league form played 8, won 4, drawn 4, goals for 16, against 3, pts 16 ( out of 23)

 

Last six matches:

5th November Spennymoor (home) drew 0-0

Team: Lewis, Myles, Franklin, Byrne, Audel, Dean, Lowe, Armson (Fairlamb 66), Ndlovu, York (Daire 86), Walker.   Subs unused: Worby, Holman, Murombedzi.

2nd November Chester (home) drew 1-1

19th October Hartlepool FA Cup 4q (away) lost 0-1

12th October Southport (away) lost 0-1

5th October Warrington FA Cup 3q (home) won 2-0 Audel, Myles

28th September Bradford pA (home) won 8-0 og, Lowe, Armson, Ndlovu 2, Byrne, Audel, Holman

 

Some matchday information about Brackley is here:

https://www.brackleytownfc.com/club/match-days/match-day-information

Manager: Kevin Wilkin

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Danny Lewis, Alastair Worby

Defenders: Gareth Dean, Ellis Myles, Shepherd Murombedzi, Connor Franklin, Thierry Audel, Kelvin Langmead,

Midfielders: James Armson, Matt Lowe, Glenn Walker, Shane Byrne, Carl Baker, Luke Fairlamb,

Forwards: Lee Ndlovu, Dan Holman, Tendai Daire

Admission prices:

  • Adults: £13
  • Concessions, over 60s & Students: £8
  • U18’s: £5
  • U10's: FREE
  • Family ticket 2 adults 3 children £30

 

Ground Address:

  • St James Park, Churchill Way,
  • Brackley,
  • NN13 7EJ

 

Following residents’ complaints of illegal and inconsiderate parking
around the ground police have been issuing tickets to vehicles causing
obstructions and parked illegally

Alternative supporters parking can be found in the Town Centre by the
Town Hall with a short 5 min walk past the Red Lion PH and down Old
Brewery Walk (D5) or in Hinton Road (C5) being 1st left after passing
the Tesco /Mercedes GP Roundabout as you enter Brackley off the A43 and
pass the Fire Station or St James Road (D6) which is right by the Fire Station as you enter Brackley from the S off the A43.

 

Last time we met:

Darlington (4-4-2) Maddison, Trotman, Collins, Burn, Galbraith, Henshall (sub Nicholson 67), Wheatley, Elliott, Thompson (sub Saunders 85); Styche (Hughes 79), Ainge

Subs: Syers, Vaulks

Brackley (4-4-2): Lewis, Lowe, Franklin, Byrne, Hall (sub Nti 79), Dean, G Walker (sub Fairlamb 59), Armson, Ndlovu, Murombedzi (sub Myles 69), A Walker

Subs: Graham, Smith

Referee: Amy Fearn

Goals: Styche (2 mins, 0-1), Armson (7 mins, 1-1) Styche (21 mins 1-2, 23 mins, 1-3) Ainge (26 mins, 1-4), Ndlovu (47 mins, 2-4)

 

 

 

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