Ray Simpson / 8th January 2020

Quakers seek second round FA Trophy place

Quakers seek second round FA Trophy place

Place against Harrogate at stake

Quakers are hoping to complete an FA Trophy shock when Solihull Moors come to Blackwell Meadows tonight.

The two sides drew 2-2 before Christmas with Quakers scoring a late equaliser to earn a replay, and now we’re hoping to defeat a team that is going well in the National League.

Here’s the stats file for Wednesday night’s game:


National League North position:  9th

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

Team: Elliott, Hedley, Liddle, Hatfield, Laing, Storey, Donawa, Lambert (sub Galbraith 73), Campbell (sub Thompson 82), Reid (sub Holness 90), Rivers. Subs: Watson, Bascome

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

Elliott, Hedley, Liddle, Wheatley (sub Bascome 75), Laing, Storey, Holness (sub Lambert 75), Hatfield, Campbell, Thompson (sub Rivers 66), Donawa. Subs: Watson, Holliday, Bell,

Here are the highlights of the first game in December:


December 7th Chester (home) won 2-0 Donawa, Holness

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


Team News: Right back Luke Trotman, striker Jamie Holmes and defender David Atkinson are all ruled out because of injury. Atkinson might be back in mid January

Terry Galbraith is fully fit again and is added to the squad.

Sean Reid is ineligible, having already played for Morpeth.

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

Here's what Darlington assistant manager Darren Holloway has to say about the game:




League position in National League 6th (27 places between the teams)


Away league form :   played 15, won 3, drawn 3, lost 6 goals scored: 18, goals against 18, points 15 out of 45


Last six matches

4th January Yeovil (away) drew 0-0

Boot (GK), Williams, Storer ©, Gudger, McCallum (Wright 74), Carline, Gunning, Vaughan (Reckord 90), Howe, Ball (Osborne 83), Beesley.

Subs not used: Hawkridge, Blissett.

1st January Chesterfield (home) won 3-0 Beesley 2, McCallum

28th December Notts County (home) lost 0-1

26th December Chesterfield (away) drew 2-2 Ball, Wright

14th December Darlington (home) drew 2-2 Jones, Beesley

Rowley (GK), Williams, Gudger, Osborne, McCallum (Beesley 36), Blissett (Yussuf 84), Wright, Vaughan, Howe ©, Ball, Jones (Gunning 64).

7th December Wrexham (away) lost 0-2


Here's what Solihull manager Tim Flowers is saying about the game:



Manager: Tim Flowers

Goalkeepers:  Ryan Boot, Shaun Rowley

Defenders: Harry Flowers, Alex Gudger, Gavin Gunning, Callum How, Jamie Reckord, Lee Vaughan, Tyrone Williams

Midfielders: James Bell, Gael Bigirimana, George Carline, Darren Carter, Callum Coyle, Mitch Hancox, Terry Hawkridge, Sam Jones, Luke Maxwell, Jordan Murphy, Ryan Nesbitt, Jamey Osborne, Kyle Storer, Daniel Sweeney, Ben Usher-Shipway

Forwards:  Jake Beesley, Nathan Blissett, Paul McCallum, Josh Neufville, Alex Nicholls, Matty Stenson, Danny Wright, Adi Yussuf



Admission prices:

Adults £12

Concessions £8

Under 18s £5

Under 11s: free (if accompanied)

£2 supplement for seats (under 11s free)

Last time we played at Darlington

FA Cup first round

November 15th 1997

Darlington 1 (Naylor) Solihull 1 (Cross)

Preece (sub Turnbull 90), Shaw, Barnard, Brydon, Crosby, Hope (sub Shutt 65), Oliver, Atkinson, Roberts, Dorner (sub Robinson 69), Naylor

Subs not used: Brumwell, Papaconstantinou


Solihull: Phillips, Abell, Wolsey, Bradley (sub Rowe 65),Brown, Brogan, Mitchell, Myers, Cross, Dowling, Byrne

Subs not used: Beagin Randell, Pippard, Adey

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