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Darlington Football Club

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Ray Simpson / 6th December 2019

Quakers looking for positive reaction

Quakers looking for positive reaction

Third placed Chester visit this weekend

We are looking to bounce back from two league defeats in four days when Chester come to Blackwell Meadows on Saturday.

We have lost our last two league games against Telford and Leamington, and manager Alun Armstrong will be looking for a big improvement at home to Chester on Saturday.

Liam Connell, Louis Laing and Michael Liddle all return to the squad, but Terry Galbraith and Jordan Watson are both doubtful.

Here’s your stats pack for Saturday’s game


National League North position:    16th

Home league form:  played 10 won 5, drawn 2, lost 3 goals for 13 against 9, points 17 (out of 21)

Our last seven games:

December 3rd Leamington (away) lost 0-3

Elliott, Hedley, Storey, Galbraith, Watson, Wheatley (sub Bascome 71), Hatfield (sub Lambert 71), Holness (sub Donawa 62), Rivers, Campbell, Thompson

November 30th Telford (home) lost 2-3 Storey, Donawa

November 23rd FA Trophy 3QR Gainsborough (home) won 2-1 Lambert, Donawa

November 20th FA Cup 1RR Walsall (home) lost 0-1

November 16th Brackley (away) lost 1-5 Thompson

November 9th FA Cup 1R Walsall (away) drew 2-2

November 2nd Hereford (home) drew 0-0

Leading scorers: 7 Adam Campbell, 7 Tyrone O’Neill, 5 Stephen Thompson, Justin Donawa


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

Keeper Liam Connell and defenders Louis Laing and Michael Liddle all return, but two other defenders Terry Galbraith and Jordan Watson are both doubtful.



League position 3rd

Away league form :   played 3, drawn 5, lost 1 goals scored 15 against 11, points 14 (out of 34) (only away defeat at Spennymoor


Last six results:

30/11/19 Bradford PA (H) Won 2-1 Dudley, Asante

Chester: Griffiths, Morgan, Taylor, Stopforth, Livesey, Grand (c), Jackson, Glendon, Asante (Waring 84), Ngwatala (Elliott 76), Dudley (Hughes 84). Substitutes: Waters, Burton.

23/11/19 Brackley Town (A) FA Trophy Won 1-0  Dudley

09/11/19 Alfreton Town (H) Won 3-0 Livesey 2, Elliott

02/11/19 Brackley Town (A) Drew 1-1 Jackson

23/10/19 York City (H) Lost 1-0

19/10/19 Blyth Spartans (A) Drew 2-2 Elliott, Hughes



Managers: Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley

Goalkeepers: Russ Griffiths, Theo Roberts, Joel Taylor

Defenders: James Jones, Jamie Morgan, Kevin Roberts, Matthew Thomson, Simon Grand, Danny Livesey, Matty Waters

Midfielders: Cain Noble, Gary Roberts, George Glendon, Craig Mahon, Scott Burton, Gary Stopforth Bradley Jackson, Elton Ngwatala

Forwards: Matty Hughes, Iwan Murray, Danny Elliott, Anthony Dudley, Akwasi Asante, George Waring


Here's what Chester Live are saying about the game:



Last time we met

27th March 2019

Darlington 0 Chester 1 (Grand)

Darlington:  Turner, Trotman, Galbraith, T Elliott, Ainge, Holness, Nicholson, Palmer, Saunders, Kneeshaw, Thompson. Subs: Bascome, Maddison, Henshall, Jackson, K Elliott

Chester: Shenton, Jackson, Waters, McAllister, Livesey, Grand, McKenna (sub Mooney 78), Roberts, Asante (sub Waring 71), Dudley, Mahon (sub Murray 78). Subs: Howson, Marsh-Hughes





Admission prices: Adults £14 , Concessions £10, under 18s £5, Under 11s free (if accompanied)


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