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TWO-GAME BAN: Alan White

TWO-GAME BAN: Alan White

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After waiting three months to move up from fourth position, Darlington can climb another place this evening when they face Cammell Laird at Heritage Park.

Their win over New Mills on Saturday took Quakers into third and they can go above second-placed Warrington on goal difference with a victory tonight in what is the first of three midweek games in March.

All three are at Heritage Park, with next week's match being the biggest of the season as the visitors will be top-of-the-table Curzon Ashton, who suffered a slight setback on Monday evening.

They were held 0-0 at home by Northwich Victoria - where Quakers travel to on Saturday - so now hold a ten-point lead over Darlington having played the same number of fixtures.

Martin Gray hopes to eat into that lead tonight against Birkenhead-based opposition, though the manager says his squad requires strengthening.

An injury to centre-back Chris Hunter combined with Alan White's suspension leaves Darlington short on numbers and Gray said: "I'll be speaking to the chairman because we might have to bring one or two players in. We're thin on the ground.

"I'll be speaking to a couple of people and we've already got one or two targets.

"We've got 17 players, that's all we have, and that includes two goalkeepers. That's the way we run our club.

"I'll be speaking to our chief scout and we'll have a talk about some players."

Hunter sustained an ankle injury on Saturday which will sideline him for a couple of weeks while centre-back partner White this evening begins a two-match ban for reaching ten cautions.

Gary Brown and Joe Tait, last season's successful centre-back pairing, are likely to revive their partnership with Stephen Harrison returning at right-back after being dropped on Saturday.

Tonight's game is one of eight this month, though Gray is confident his players can cope with the schedule.

"They're fit lads and they look after themselves," he said. "We said after Saturday's game that they need to look after themselves and start preparing for Wednesday.

"They can have a night out at the end of the season, but right now they need to focus on these games and to be fair they do.

"They're a good bunch, they're professional in their mentality."

Terry Galbraith got both of Quakers' goals on Saturday, and having scored a penalty in the win at Radcliffe Borough recently it means he has scored three of the team's last six goals.

Gray added: "Terry got himself into a good position, finding space at the back stick as a left-back, after a great cross by Stephen Thompson, scoring first-time.

"And we're always confident when he takes penalties so it's nice to see someone different scoring for a change."

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9:14am Wed 12 Mar 14

maw.si says...

since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.
since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map. maw.si
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10:02am Wed 12 Mar 14

behonest says...

"the manager says his squad requires strengthening" True. And even more so if Darlo do manage to get promoted this year.

Not too surprised that C.A. were held at home by N.V.- we lost at home to N.V. who, on their day, are a very good side. So we'll have to be really up for it this Saturday too. And depending on that result, Darlo's slight chance for the automatic promotion spot will be decided a week today, at our home game with Curzon Ashton.
"the manager says his squad requires strengthening" True. And even more so if Darlo do manage to get promoted this year. Not too surprised that C.A. were held at home by N.V.- we lost at home to N.V. who, on their day, are a very good side. So we'll have to be really up for it this Saturday too. And depending on that result, Darlo's slight chance for the automatic promotion spot will be decided a week today, at our home game with Curzon Ashton. behonest
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11:17am Wed 12 Mar 14

no1quaker says...

maw.si wrote:
since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.
it is...
http://www.pitchero.
com/clubs/cammelllai
rd/location/
[quote][p][bold]maw.si[/bold] wrote: since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.[/p][/quote]it is... http://www.pitchero. com/clubs/cammelllai rd/location/ no1quaker
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11:56am Wed 12 Mar 14

Count Jim Moriarty says...

no1quaker wrote:
maw.si wrote:
since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.
it is...
http://www.pitchero.

com/clubs/cammelllai

rd/location/
It's Birkenhead. That's NOT Liverpool.
[quote][p][bold]no1quaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maw.si[/bold] wrote: since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.[/p][/quote]it is... http://www.pitchero. com/clubs/cammelllai rd/location/[/p][/quote]It's Birkenhead. That's NOT Liverpool. Count Jim Moriarty
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1:21pm Wed 12 Mar 14

behonest says...

Count Jim Moriarty wrote:
no1quaker wrote:
maw.si wrote:
since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.
it is...
http://www.pitchero.


com/clubs/cammelllai


rd/location/
It's Birkenhead. That's NOT Liverpool.
Hadaway man, ya splitting hairs. Aal o'them taak daft ower roond the Mersey, any'ow.
[quote][p][bold]Count Jim Moriarty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no1quaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maw.si[/bold] wrote: since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.[/p][/quote]it is... http://www.pitchero. com/clubs/cammelllai rd/location/[/p][/quote]It's Birkenhead. That's NOT Liverpool.[/p][/quote]Hadaway man, ya splitting hairs. Aal o'them taak daft ower roond the Mersey, any'ow. behonest
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3:44pm Wed 12 Mar 14

no1quaker says...

behonest wrote:
Count Jim Moriarty wrote:
no1quaker wrote:
maw.si wrote:
since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.
it is...
http://www.pitchero.



com/clubs/cammelllai



rd/location/
It's Birkenhead. That's NOT Liverpool.
Hadaway man, ya splitting hairs. Aal o'them taak daft ower roond the Mersey, any'ow.
That's what i thought.
If the report said Birkenhead based club, readers might of thought " where the fecks that"?
but let them have their day, wouldn't want them spitting their dummy out!
[quote][p][bold]behonest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Count Jim Moriarty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no1quaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maw.si[/bold] wrote: since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.[/p][/quote]it is... http://www.pitchero. com/clubs/cammelllai rd/location/[/p][/quote]It's Birkenhead. That's NOT Liverpool.[/p][/quote]Hadaway man, ya splitting hairs. Aal o'them taak daft ower roond the Mersey, any'ow.[/p][/quote]That's what i thought. If the report said Birkenhead based club, readers might of thought " where the fecks that"? but let them have their day, wouldn't want them spitting their dummy out! no1quaker
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4:59pm Wed 12 Mar 14

maw.si says...

no1quaker wrote:
behonest wrote:
Count Jim Moriarty wrote:
no1quaker wrote:
maw.si wrote:
since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.
it is...
http://www.pitchero.




com/clubs/cammelllai




rd/location/
It's Birkenhead. That's NOT Liverpool.
Hadaway man, ya splitting hairs. Aal o'them taak daft ower roond the Mersey, any'ow.
That's what i thought.
If the report said Birkenhead based club, readers might of thought " where the fecks that"?
but let them have their day, wouldn't want them spitting their dummy out!
And just to clarify Birkenhead is in the Wirral.They just use Merseyside because its simplier,The postcode is CH which is a Cheshire postcode,Work that out,lol.
[quote][p][bold]no1quaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]behonest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Count Jim Moriarty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]no1quaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maw.si[/bold] wrote: since when has Cammell Laird been Liverpool based ?, Someone needs to check a map.[/p][/quote]it is... http://www.pitchero. com/clubs/cammelllai rd/location/[/p][/quote]It's Birkenhead. That's NOT Liverpool.[/p][/quote]Hadaway man, ya splitting hairs. Aal o'them taak daft ower roond the Mersey, any'ow.[/p][/quote]That's what i thought. If the report said Birkenhead based club, readers might of thought " where the fecks that"? but let them have their day, wouldn't want them spitting their dummy out![/p][/quote]And just to clarify Birkenhead is in the Wirral.They just use Merseyside because its simplier,The postcode is CH which is a Cheshire postcode,Work that out,lol. maw.si
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