Ray Simpson / 12th October 2018

Quakers on the road to FC United

Quakers on the road to FC United

Preview, stats pack and information for the away game at FC United

 

After two weeks without a game we look to get back on track when we travel to bottom of the table FC United of Manchester on Saturday

We have a better record away from home this season than at Blackwell Meadows, so far we have only lost once on the road in five away games, at Kidderminster Harriers.

FC United of Manchester have so far won just once in the league a 2-1 victory at Altrincham, but have not won in any of their last seven games in the National North.

Our four meetings so far have seen us win all four games including 3-2 and 2-1 victories at Broadhurst Park.

Player/Manager Tom Greaves stepped down early on this season with Dave Chadwick taking over in the hot seat.

For ourselves captain Reece Styche will not be available for the game as he has been called up for international duty again for Gibraltar.

 

Stats pack

Darlington

League position: 19th

Away record: Played 5, won 1, drawn 3, lost 1 , goals scored 10, against 11,   points 6, out of a total of 10

18th in form table of last 6 games

Team news:

Defender Jonny Burn is back in the squad after recovering from concussion, David Syers is fully fit.

Reece Styche is on international duty

Leading scorer:  Reece Styche 5

Last six matches

September 29th: Stockport County (home) lost 0-1

Darlington: Maddison, Trotman, Galbraith, Hughes, O'Hanlon; Elliott, Wheatley; Syers (sub Nicholson 64), Thompson, Saunders (sub Ainge 70); Styche,

Subs not used: Glover, Aaron Burn, Vaulks

 

September 22nd FA Cup 2q Bradford PA (home) lost 0-1

September 15th Southport (away) drew 0-0

September 8th Telford United (home) won 3-0 Nicholson, Saunders, Thompson

September 1st Alfreton (home) lost 0-1

August 27th Ashton United (away) drew 2-2 Thompson, Saunders

 

 

FC United of Manchester

League position:  22nd

Home form: Played 5, won 0, drawn 2 lost 3, goals scored 5 against 8

21st in form table of last six matches

Team news: They have three players suspended for red cards last Saturday in the FA Cup – Harry Winter, Kurt Willoughby, Elliot Inacio

Last six matches:

7th October Witton Albion (home) FA Cup 3q lost 1-2

29th September: Nuneaton (away) lost 0-1

22nd September Colne (home) FA Cup 2q won 2-0 Donohue, Willoughby

15th September Guiseley (away) lost 0-3

11th September Chester (away) drew 0-0

8th September Southport (home) drew 1-1 Willoughby

 

Last season

Darlington 3 (Cartman, Ferguson, Wheatley) FC United 0, FC United 1 Darlington 2 (Gillies, Styche)

 

Information for Darlington supporters

Broadhurst Park, 310 Lightbowne Road, Moston, M40 0FJ

ADMISSION PRICES:

 

Adults: £12

 

Over 60s: £7

 

Under 18s: £3

 

PARKING

 

On match day, there is limited car parking at the ground,

Supporters should not park on St Mary’s Road or Nuthurst Road and the streets off these 2 roads. There is secure parking for £3 at St Matthew’s RC High School, Nuthurst Road M40 0EW or on street parking is available on Lightbowne Road near to the ground entrance.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

 

For those travelling by public transport there is comprehensive information at: http://www.fc-utd.co.uk/travel_hub.php