Scunthorpe v Darlington preview

By Ray Simpson

Scunthorpe v Darlington preview

FA Trophy second round tie

The FA Trophy begins for Quakers on Saturday with a tough away trip to Scunthorpe in the second round.

The two sides have already met in the league this season, with the Iron coming out on top by 4-0, while Quakers go to Glanford Park determined to do better than their 8-0 thumping at Chorley in midweek.

Quakers, of course, won the competition in 2011, and reached the quarter finals three years ago.

Here are Josh's thoughts on the game:


Team news:

  • Jake Lawlor is struggling with a shoulder injury
  • Jarrett Rivers will have a fitness test on a groin injury
  • Kieran Burton has returned to Hartlepool after the end of his loan
  • Mitch Curry is out because of an arm injury
  • Midfielder Ben Liddle is out because of a hamstring  injury
  • Defender Jordan Windass is out with a hamstring injury

Recent results

14th November v Chorley (away) lost 0-8


11th November v Chester (home) won 3-2 (og, Salkeld, Ngunda)

7th November v Peterborough Sports (away) lost 0-2

4th November v Farsley (away) won 2-1 Hatfield, Salkeld

28th October v Spennymoor (home) lost 1-2 Hazel

24th October v Blyth (home) drew 0-0

21st October v Banbury postponed

14th October v King’s Lynn (home) lost 1-2 Hazel


Current League position:  22nd

Away form: played 9, won 2, lost 7, goals scored 5 against 28 points 6


Ticket pricing:

Adult Seating £12.00
Seating Concessions £6.00
Seating Under 18 £2.00
Terrace Adults £10.00
Terrace Concessions £5.00
Terrace Under 18 £2.00



Recent form

14th November Kings Lynn (away) lost 1-3 Boyce

11th November Gloucester (home) won 2-0 Butterfield, Whitehall

7th November Banbury (away) won 2-0 Butterfield, Smith

4th November Boston (away) drew 1-1 Smith

28th October Bishop’s Stortford (home) won 6-1 Smith, Ogle, Evans, Denton, Whitehall 2

24th October Spennymoor (home) won 6-0 Smith 2, Denton, Law, Butterfield, Whitehall


Current league position   3rd

Home form Played 9, won 7, drawn 1, lost 1, goals for 27 against 7, points 22


Recent games between the two clubs

August 2023 Scunthorpe 4 (Whitehall 2, Beestin, Sembie-Ferris) Darlington 0

Jan 2005 Scunthorpe 0 Darlington 1 (Armstrong)

Sept 2004 Darlington 0 Scunthorpe 0

May 2004 Scunthorpe 0 Darlington 1 (Conlon)

Nov 2003 Darlington 2 (Conlon, Wainwright) Scunthorpe 2

Mar 2003 Scunthorpe 0 Darlington 1 (Keltie)

Oct 2002 Darlington 1 (Clark) Scunthorpe 1



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