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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 10th January 2020

Quakers looking for second National League scalp in three days

Quakers looking for second National League scalp in three days

Place in the last 16 up for grabs

We’re looking to beat our second National League side in the space of three days when Harrogate Town visit Blackwell Meadows on Saturday.

Confidence is high after beating Solihull courtesy of an Omar Holness goal, which means that we’ve lost only once in our last eight league and cup matches.


Here’s the stats file for Saturday’s game:


National League North position:  10th (30 places between the clubs)

Home league form:  played 13, won 8, drawn 2, lost 3, goals scored 19, goals against 11, points 26 (out of 36)

Our last seven games:

January 8th Solihull (home) won 1-0 Holness FA Trophy 1

Elliott, Hedley, Liddle, Holness, Laing, Storey, Rivers, Hatfield, Campbell, Donawa, Thompson (sub Galbraith 80)

Subs: Watson, Hall, Atkinson, Bascome, Bell, Lambert


January 4th Gloucester (home) won 2-1 Reid, Campbell

January 1st Spennymoor (away) lost 1-3 Donawa

December 28th Blyth (away) won 2-0 Donawa, Reid

December 26th Spennymoor (home) won 2-1 Campbell, Thompson

December 21st York City (away) won 1-0 Campbell

December 14th Solihull (away) drew 2-2 Hatfield, Lambert FA Trophy


Leading scorers: 10 Adam Campbell, 8 Justin Donawa, 7 Tyrone O’Neill,  6 Stephen Thompson


Team News: Right back Luke Trotman and striker Jamie Holmes are both ruled out

Sean Reid is ineligible, having already played for Morpeth.

David Atkinson is fit again and included in the squad.

Joe Wheatley is still struggling with an injury

Liam Connell is prevented from playing by his parent club South Shields.

Manager Alun Armstrong chats about the Solihull win and the Harrogate game here:



Harrogate Town

League position in National League 3rd


Away league form :   played 15 won 5, drawn 4, lost 6 goals scored 22, goals conceded 24 (conceded 4 at each of Dagenham, Eastleigh and Torquay) points 19 out of 52


Last six matches

4th January Maidenhead (home) won 1-0 Hall

1st January Hartlepool (away) won 1-0 Stead

28th December Chorley (away) won 2-0 Muldoon, Stead

26th December Hartlepool (home) won 4-1 Kerry, Muldoon 2, Falkingham

21st December Boreham Wood (away) lost 1-2 Bradley

14th December Hartlepool (home) FA Trophy won 3-2 Hall, Kiernan, Kioso og

Here are the highlights of that game:



Manager: Simon Weaver

Goalkeepers:  James Belshaw, Joe Cracknell

Defenders: Ryan Fallowfield, George Smith, Matt Taylor, Toby Lees, Connor Hall, Will Smith

Midfielders: Josh Falkingham, Warren Burrell, George Thomson, Jack Emmett, Brendan Kiernan, Alex Bradley, Lloyd Kerry, Scott Brown, Liam Agnew

Forwards: Mark Beck, Sam Jones, Jon Stead, Jack Muldoon, Jack Diamond


Last time we played Harrogate

November 25th 2017 FA Trophy Darlington 2 Harrogate 3





Admission prices:

Adults £12

Concessions £8

Under 18s £5

Under 11s: free (if accompanied)

£2 supplement for seats (under 11s free)


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