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:
Here’s your stats pack for Saturday’s game
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
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:
Manager: Kevin Wilkin
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
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!