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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 5th August 2022

Quakers looking for opening day win

Quakers looking for opening day win

Gloucester are the visitors to Blackwell Meadows

Quakers start the new National League North season with a home game against Gloucester City.

Manager Alun Armstrong has signed several new players during the summer, and virtually all of them will figure in Saturday’s game.

This will be the seventh meeting between the teams, Quakers have won two and drawn one of the three meetings at Blackwell Meadows.

 

League position last season: 13th

Team News: Danny Rose will have a fitness test

New signings Jassem Sukar, Alfie Hughes, Jacob Hazel, Marcus Maddison and Mark Beck are all included in the squad.

 

Here's an interview with Alun which he did on Tuesday night:

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/alun-looks-ahead-to-new-season

 

Don't forget about your 50/50 tickets

https://yourclub.darlingtonfc.co.uk/virtual-5050-draw

 

Recent history

The clubs have played each other six times:

2016-17 Gloucester 1 Darlington 2 (Thompson, Beck), Darlington 2 (Cartman, Turnbull) Gloucester 0.

2019-20 Gloucester 2 Darlington 1 (Campbell), Darlington 2 Gloucester 1 (Campbell, Reid)

2021-22 Darlington 2 Gloucester 2 (og, Purver),

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96eZCvZNwCo

Gloucester 2 Darlington 2 (Ellis, O’Neill)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRwcQpnmKLc

 

We’d like to thank Saddington Taylor

https://www.saddingtontaylor.co.uk/

for being our match sponsors this afternoon,

and DAFTS 

https://dafts1883.wordpress.com/

for being the matchball sponsors

 

Gloucester:

Last season's finishing position: 17th

Manager Lee Maskell has added several new signings to his squad in the last fortnight.

 

We'd like to thank EBAC https://www.ebac.com/

and Cleveland Containers for their support

https://www.clevelandcontainers.co.uk/