Rushall Olympic v Darlington preview

By Ray Simpson

Rushall Olympic v Darlington preview

Big game in the bottom five

Darlington go to the West Midlands on Saturday looking for three extremely vital points.

Quakers are fifth bottom, five points clear of Rushall Olympic having played a game more, so victory will increase their advantage with five games remaining.

Reminder to fans if you're going to the game: To avoid congestion at the turnstiles, please arrive early. Remember that it is ticket only for Darlington fans, you can buy them here:


Team news:

  • Ben Liddle will have a fitness test on a hamstring injury
  • Jonny Ngandu is out with a back injury
  • Andrew Nelson is doubtful with a hamstring injury
  • Cardo Siddik and Akwasi Asante are back in light training
  • Matty Young is on England duty, so Tommy Taylor deputises

New signing: Aidan Rutledge is included in the squad:


Recent results

16th March v Peterborough Sports (home) won 1-0 Salkeld

12th March v Blyth (away) won 2-1 Cornish, Salkeld

9th March v Spennymoor (away) lost 1-2 Cornish

5th March v Scunthorpe (home) won 4-0 Salkeld 2, Cornish, Main

2nd March v Banbury (home) won 3-1 Cornish, Nelson, Salkeld

27th February v Curzon Ashton (away) won 3-1 Hatfield, Lees, Nelson

24th February v Buxton (home)  won 2-1 Curry, Nelson



Current League position: 20th (Played 40, won 13, drawn 7, lost 20, goals for 42 against 64, points 46)

Away form 21st best in the league (played 20, won 7, lost 13, goals for 18 against 41, points 21)


Quakers remaining games:

Home -- Chorley, Southport, Farsley

Away -- Rushall, Warrington, Chester


Rushall Olympic

latest results

16th March King’s Lynn (away) lost 1-2 Fletcher

12th March Brackley (home) lost 0-2

9th March Buxton (home) lost 0-3

5th March Banbury (away) won 2-1 (Maher, Oseni)

2nd March Chorley (away) lost 1-2 (Dearnley og)

27th February Farsley (away) won 4-1 Oseni 2, Brown, Farmer

24th February Peterborough Sports (away) lost 0-4


Current league position  21st (Played 39, won 11, drawn 8, lost 20, goals for 51 against 66, points 41)           

home form 21st best in the league (Played 19, won 5, drawn 5, lost 9, goals 29 against 34, points 20)

Rushall's remaining games:

Home: Darlington, Boston, Bishop's Stortford, Warrington

Away: Alfreton, Blyth, Southport


Recent games between the two clubs

November 2023 Darlington 1 (Griffiths) Rushall Olympic 1

March 2016 Darlington 1 (Burgess) Rushall Olympic 0

April 2016 Rushall Olympic 1 Darlington 0


You can follow today’s game on National League TV, Darlo Fans Radio, Twitter and the official website