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Ray Simpson / 22nd March 2019

Quakers looking to break Nuneaton duck

Quakers looking to break Nuneaton duck

Visit to bottom of the table club



We travel to Nuneaton on Saturday looking to end our five game winless run – and also break our duck against Nuneaton.

In our five meetings with Nuneaton since we won promotion to the National North we have yet to win. Since we fell to a 4-2 defeat at Hereford two weeks ago three new players have joined the squad, Omar Holness, Kit Elliott and Ben Jackson who will all be available for the game.


Bottom of the table Nuneaton Borough had positive news off the field this week with a consortium ready to step in to try and save the club.


On the field though it appears just a matter of time till relegation from the National North is confirmed. They sit 17 points off safety with just 24 points to play for. They have failed to win in their last fourteen league games picking up just two points in the process. Nuneaton's last victory, a 2-1 success at Blackwell Meadows in December. 



Saturday’s game will be covered live on Darlo Fans Radio, and the club’s official Twitter and website

Heads up to our travelling fans – there is a demonstration expected by HGVs on the M18 and M1, beginning at around 11.30am, and this will involve a go-slow. Fans are recommnded to plan their journey accordingly.

Stats pack


League position:  18th

Away form:    won 3, drawn 8, lost 6, goals for 27, goals against 37, points 17 out of 37

Team News:  Romal Palmer is expected to have recovered from a knee injury picked up at Hereford.

Joe Wheatley missed the game at Hereford but is now fit..

New players Ben Jackson, Omar Holness and Kit Elliott are all included in the squad.


Leading scorer:   Jordan Nicholson 9, Harvey Saunders 8, Andrew Nelson 6

Position in form table of last six matches:  18th

Last six matches

March 9th Hereford (away) lost 2-4 Elliott, Thompson

Darlington; Turner, Galbraith, Ainge, Smith, Trotman, Henshall (Kokolo 81), Elliott, Palmer (sub Glover 26), Kneeshaw, Nicholson (sub Saunders 70), Thompson.

Subs:  Maddison, Lingthep

March 5th Telford (away) lost 1-3 Saunders

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



League position 22nd

Home  form:  played 17, won 1, drawn 3, lost 13, goals for 13 against 41

Position in form table of last six league matches: 22nd (lost all six)

Last six matches:

March 9th Alfreton (home) lost 1-2 Edmunds (Barlone sent off)

C Belford, Obeng, Sharpe, Townsend (sub Allen 80), Addison, Calveley, Morrison-Derbyshire, Lussley, Barlone, Lundstram, Edmunds (sub Kelly-Evans 83).

Subs: T Belford, Birch, Baxendale,

March 2nd Kidderminster (away) lost 1-4 Townsend

February 26th Chorley (away) lost 0-2

February 23rd York City (away) lost 0-2

February 16th Spennymoor (home) lost 0-2

February 9th Boston (home) lost 1-5 Edmunds


Last time we met

8th December

Darlington 1 (Nicholson) Nuneaton 2 (Edmunds, Angus)

Darlington: Maddison, Trotman, O'Hanlon, Wheatley, Jonny Burn, Galbraith, Kokolo, Elliott, Saunders, Nicholson, Thompson

Glover, Aaron Burn, Lingthep, Lycett, Morrison

Booking: Jonny Burn, Wheatley


Nuneaton: Belford, Panayiotou, Kelly, Morrison, Addison, Calveley, Lyne, Edmunds (sub Leek 46), McGurk, Baker, Angus,

Subs: Kelly-Evans, Basso, Davies, Edobor

Booking: Panayiotou, Calveley, Kelly

Attendance 1064