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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 18th October 2019

Quakers looking to reach the FA Cup first round at Tamworth

Quakers looking to reach the FA Cup first round at Tamworth

First time as a fan owned club

We head to Tamworth looking to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time as a fan-owned club.

The last time we played at this stage of the competition was when we played Hinckley in season 2011-12, and we lost in a replay. The rest, as they say, is history. The season before that, we won at Mossley.

Quakers have won twice away in the competition so far this season, while opponents Tamworth won at Hereford on penalties in a replay in the last round.


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National League North position:  12th

Away league form: played 6, won 1, drawn 1, lost 4, goals scored 6, goals conceded 12.

Away cup form – 3-1 win at Trafford, 2-0 win at Leamington

Our last six games:

October 12th Boston (home) won 2-1 O’Neill, Campbell

Team: Connell, Liddle, Watson, Wheatley, Storey, Galbraith, Rivers, Hatfield, Campbell, Holness (sub Laing 80), O’Neill (sub Bell 89)

Subs: Elliott, Holliday, Armstrong

October 5th Leamington (away) FA Cup 3q  won 2-0 O’Neill, Donawa

September 28th Alfreton (away) won 2-1 O’Neill, Donawa

September 21st Trafford (away) FA Cup 2q won 3-1 Thompson, Campbell, Donawa

September 14th York City (home) lost 0-2

September 7th Gloucester (away) lost 1-2 Campbell

Leading scorers: 7 Adam Campbell, 6 Tyrone O’Neill, 4 Stephen Thompson


Team News: Right back Luke Trotman is ruled out for the season with an achilles problem, while striker Jamie Holmes is out for some months with a cruciate injury – he could have an operation soon. Defender David Atkinson is out for at least another month with an ankle injury.

Stephen Thompson is 50/50 with a groin injury

Defender Ben Hedley returns after a one-match ban

Justin Donawa and Osagi Bascome both return from international duty with Bermuda.



BetVictor Southern League Central League position:  2nd

Home league form:  Played 5, won 3, lost 2 goals scored 10, against 5


Last seven matches:

October 15th Rushden (home) won 3-0 Gough, Waite, Beswick

Singh, Frances, Gough (Wilder 67’), Beswick (C), Magunda, Rowe-Turner, Obeng (Cox 79’), Forde, Waite, Yafai, Kaziboni (Hoenes 67’) Subs not used: Fry, Creaney

October 12th Biggleswade (home) lost 1-2 Yafai

October 8th Hereford FA Cup 3q (away) drew 0-0 won 3-1 on pens

October 5th Hereford FA Cup 3q (home) drew 0-0

October 1st Coalville League Cup (home) lost 1-3

September 28th Royston (away) won 2-1 Waite, Forder

September 21st Loughborough FA Cup 2q  (away) won 3-0 Beswick 2,Hoenes

Earlier in the month

September 7th Nuneaton FA Cup 1q   (home) won 3-1 Beswick, Obeng, Yafai




Managers Gary Smith and Andrew Danylyszyn


Goalkeepers, Aidan Jeynes, Richard Walton


Defenders: Kyle Ambris, Steven Beejer, Jamie Chisholm, Chris Cox, Rashaan Francis, Jordan Gough, Joe Magunda, Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, Tareq Shihab, Henri Wilder

Midfielders: Ryan Beswick, Jordan Clement, Coden Duncan, Aaron Forde, James Fry, Alex Howes, Revarnelle James, Greg Kaziboni , Charlie Rowe, Zee Sibanda, Chris Spencer, Bilal Yafal

Forwards: Dan Creaney, Rgys Hoenes, Ahmed Obeng, Tyrell Waite, Kai Williams



Admission prices:   Adult £12, Concessions £8, Youth 16 and 17 £4 Junior Under 16 £2. Under 5s free.

Connections: Mark Cooper has been manager of both clubs. Amar Verma, who played for Darlington in the 2011 Trophy final, has also played for Tamworth.

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