Preview | Darlington (a)

July 26, 2023
Preview | Darlington (a)
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Words Alex Birch | Pictures Stefan Willoughby

A first road trip of 2023 takes the Magpies (9th, 34pts) to league leaders Darlington (1st, 47pts) later with another important three points up for grabs.

Both teams split their festive derby fixtures with away wins and home defeats – Andy Preece’s side against AFC Fylde and the Quakers against fellow promotion hopefuls Scarborough Athletic.

It’s another really tough game against one of the best sides we’ve played against this season. We’re looking to start the second half of the season well and push on towards the playoff spots  Andy Preece

Our Opponents

  • Club Darlington FC (The Quakers)
  • Founded 1883
  • Manager Alun Armstrong (4th season)
  • This season 1st in Vanarama National League North (47pts from 25 games)

Earlier in 2022/23

Connor Hall celebrates his opener in August

A back-and-forth game on a delightful August afternoon as we opened our home schedule with a 1-1 draw.

Connor Hall put the Magpies in front early in the second half before Mark Beck swept home Darlington’s equaliser with five minutes remaining. A crowd of 1,296 saw it.

Hope + Glory Away Kit

Buy from our online store right here (thanks to Hope + Glory Sportswear) or head for the club shop.

This afternoon

  • Venue Blackwell Meadows (DL1 5NR)
  • Kick-off 3pm
  • Website
  • Seating Adults £17 | Concessions £13 | u18s £7 | u12s FREE
  • Standing Adults £15 | Concessions £11 | u18s £5 | u12s FREE
  • Tickets Buy online here | Buy at the Blackwell Meadows
  • Distance from HQ 2 hours in the car (113 miles)

See you there!!!

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