Darlington and Blyth face Sunday showdown

REPLAY WIN: Graeme Armstrong celebrates scoring in Darlington's FA Cup win over West Auckland on Wednesday

REPLAY WIN: Graeme Armstrong celebrates scoring in Darlington's FA Cup win over West Auckland on Wednesday

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The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Sports Editor

Darlington's FA Cup tie with Blyth Spartans at Heritage Park has been arranged for Sunday, September 14.

The first round qualifyng tie, which shall kick-off at 3pm, cannot be played on the Saturday as landlords Bishop Auckland have an FA Cup game with Spennymoor Town.

Playing on the Sunday means Quakers face three Heritage Park matches in 11 days: Farsley on Wednesday, September 10; Blyth on Sunday, September 14 and Salford on Saturday, September 20.

Darlington defeated West Auckland Town 3-1 in a preliminary round replay on Wednesday evening, clinching the club £1,925 in prize money. Winners of the game on September 14 will receive £3,000.

Tickets will be £9 adults, £6 concessions and £4 children. Season tickets are not valid for this game.

Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for a donation to the club. 

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