Opponents are just below Quakers in table
We travel to Hereford looking to bounce back following our defeat at Telford United on Tuesday night. Harvey Saunders late goal was just a consolation as we lost 3-1. It left us still in 16th place, seven points ahead of third bottom Ashton United.
Like ourselves Hereford remain in a relegation battle, sitting two places and a point below us. They have only lost once in the league since New Year’s Day, but have drawn all of their last three games against others near the bottom.
It is Hereford’s first season at this level following three straight promotions and despite an encouraging opening month to this campaign they have struggled for most of it.
Our meeting earlier this season saw us draw 2-2 at Blackwell Meadows as we came from 2-0 down to grab a point.
Our last visit to Edgar Street was back in 2009 when Hereford beat us 2-1 in a League Two game.
Manager Tommy Wright said; “This is a big game between two teams who don’t want to be in their respective positions in the table.”
Advice for Darlington fans: Edgar Street (HR4 9JU) is situated on the main A49 road running through Hereford. The main stand and major entry points are on the opposite side of the ground to the A49, accessed via the Merton Meadow Car Park from Blackfriars Street or Widemarsh Street.
We are informed that car parking next to the ground is £5
Away supporters are to be placed in Block E of the Len Weston Stand and the terrace underneath with associated catering and toilet facilities in easy reach. Away supporters are welcome in bars around the ground.
If you’re not going to the game, then follow it on Darlo Fans Radio (Rob Purdie is the guest summariser), the official website and the official Darlo Twitter feed
League position: 16th
Away form: Played 16, won 3, drawn 8, lost 5, goals for 25, against 33, points 17 (out of total 37)
Team News: Joe Wheatley has suffered a recurrence of his groin injury and will have a fitness test. Liam Hughes has left the club by mutual consent.
Leading scorer: Jordan Nicholson 9, Harvey Saunders 8, Andrew Nelson 6
Position in form table of last six matches: 15th won 1, drawn 3, lost 2, goals for 4, against 7
Last six matches
March 5th Telford (away) lost 1-3 Saunders
Turner, Trotman, Galbraith, Wheatley (sub Glover 68), Ainge, Smith, Elliott, Palmer, Saunders, Kneeshaw (sub Nicholson 46), Thompson.
Subs: Maddison, Henshall, Kokolo
March 2nd Chorley (home) drew 1-1 Kneeshaw
February 20th Brackley (home) lost 0-2
February 16th Southport (home) drew 0-0
February 9th Blyth (away) won 1-0 Thompson pen
January 26th Curzon Ashton (away) drew 1-1 (Elliott)
League position : 18th
Home form: played 15, won 5, drawn 4, lost 6, goals for 18, goals against 22, points 19 out of 36
Position in form table of last six league matches: 10th. Won 2 drawn 3, lost 1, goals for 10 against 9
Last six matches:
March 2nd FC United (away) drew 2-2 Symons, Richards
February 16th Ashton united (away) drew 0-0
February 9th Leamington (away) drew 2-2 Waite, Owen-Evans
February 5th York City (away) won 2-1 Greenslade, Waite
February 2nd Curzon Ashton (home) lost 1-2 Greenslade
January 26th Blyth (away) won 3-2 Owen-Evans, Oates, Lloyd
Last time we met:
Darlington 2 Hereford 2
Goals: Owen-Evans (15 mins, 0-1, 49 mins, 0-2)) Syers (52 mins, 1-2), Nicholson (83 mins 2-2)
Darlington: Hemming, Trotman, O’Hanlon, Elliott, Hughes, Galbraith, Nicholson, Wheatley, Saunders (sub Ainge 73), Syers, Thompson
Subs: Glover, Maddison, Henshall, Burn
Hereford: Yates, Thomas, Greenslade, McGrath, Cullinane-Liburd, Smith, Murphy (sub O’Sullivan 59), Owen-Evans, Roberts, Lloyd (sub Finn 31), Symons
Subs: Green, Richards, Horsell