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2:25pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Keep up to date with all of the action from the North-East's clubs this afternoon as it happens

Quakers seal play-off home advantage

5:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Darlington 3 Farsley 0

Delighted Gray to build on Thompson’s new deal

The Northern Echo: TOP MAN: Stephen Thompson

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Darlington intend to build a team around Stephen Thompson after the forward committed his future to the club by signing a new contract.

Momentum is vital for Darlington

The Northern Echo: ACHIEVING HIS GOALS: Martin Gray

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

With three league games to play, Darlington manager Martin Gray admits building momentum to take into the play-offs is crucial to Quakers' promotion hopes.

Gray happy to have Purewal back on form

The Northern Echo: MY BALL: Padiham centre-back Martin Parkes climbs above Quakers’ Stephen Thompson

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

After an 11-game drought, during which time a new striker was brought to the club, Darlington's Amar Purewal made a timely return to form by bagging a brace on Saturday.

North-East Football Live: Saturday, April 12

The Northern Echo:

5:53pm Friday 11th April 2014

The Northern Echo sportsdesk brings you live updates from all of Saturday's North-East matches. Get involved on Twitter by using the hashtag #echosport.

Purewal brace wins points for Quakers

The Northern Echo: GOAL HERO: Amar Purewal scored twice for Quakers

6:54pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Darlington 3 Padiham 0

Brown is keen to stay ahead

The Northern Echo: AIRBORNE: Quakers captain Gary Brown makes a full-blooded challenge on Radcliffe Borough left-back Danny Lambert

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

After starting the season on a stretcher, exceeding expectations could become Gary Brown's motto.

Quakers winger begins trial with League One side Brentford

The Northern Echo: STAR MAN: Darlington debutant Adam Mitchell, who enjoyed a fine game on the right-wing, takes on Prescot left-back Francis Foy

9:05am Thursday 10th April 2014

Darlington could be about to lose Adam Mitchell after the winger began a trial at a League One club.

Thompson wins a double Evo-Stik accolade

The Northern Echo: TOP MAN: Stephen Thompson

12:57pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

DARLINGTON may have four league games to play, plus the play-offs, but Stephen Thompson has already collected silverware having been named as a double-winner at the Evo- Stik League Player of the Year Awards.

Match report: Darlington 3 Radcliffe Borough 0

The Northern Echo: AHEAD: Nathan Fisher celebrates giving Darlington a 19thminute lead against Radcliffe Borough

9:00am Monday 7th April 2014

With only four games to go, it would take an almighty nosedive for Darlington to lose their place in the play-offs.

Quakers ace Thompson takes top prizes

The Northern Echo: Stephen Thompson celebrates scoring Darlington's second goal.

10:38pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Darlington’s Stephen Thompson was a double-winner this evening when he received two player of the year of the awards.

Quakers strengthen place in play-offs

7:45pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Darlington 3 Radcliffe Borough 0

Disc jockey Ward aims to be a hit with Quakers

The Northern Echo: GOOD FORM: Martin Gray’s Darlington team have won six games in a row

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Plumber, factory worker and fitness instructor are among the occupations represented in the Darlington dressing room, and now they have a goalscoring DJ in the mix.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, April 5

The Northern Echo:

5:49pm Friday 4th April 2014

The Northern Echo sportsdesk brings you live updates from all of Saturday's North-East matches. Get involved on Twitter by using the hashtag #echosport.

Walker to make home debut for Darlington

The Northern Echo: Darlington FC

9:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Darlington tomorrow begin a run of four successive Saturdays at Heritage Park and supporters have another new player to see in action.

Darlington’s place in play-offs is strengthened

The Northern Echo: DARLINGTON: Martin Gray wants another promotion

9:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Darlington's grip on a play-off place strengthened last night - despite not even playing.

Match Analysis: Ossett Town 1 Darlington 2

The Northern Echo: FALLING DOWN: Quakers’ Stephen Thompson tangles with an Ossett Town opponent

9:00am Monday 31st March 2014

Too far behind the leaders to make an impact, yet virtually assured of a place in the play-offs, Darlington have five league games in which to time their form to a crescendo.

North-East Football Live: Saturday, March 29

The Northern Echo:

6:19pm Friday 28th March 2014

The Northern Echo sportsdesk brings you live updates from all of Saturday's North-East matches. Get involved on Twitter by using the hashtag #echosport.

Darlington maintain play-off push

6:29pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Ossett Town 1 Darlington 2

Mitchell proves to be an instant hit with Quakers

The Northern Echo: STAR MAN: Darlington debutant Adam Mitchell, who enjoyed a fine game on the right-wing, takes on Prescot left-back Francis Foy

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Only two games into his Darlington career fleet-footed winger Adam Mitchell is already considered to be a first-choice, having slotted seamlessly into Quakers' promotion push.

Gray has selection headache for Ossett trip

The Northern Echo: NEW ARRIVAL: Former Durham City forward Ian Ward

9:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Only a couple of weeks since delving into the youth team for reinforcements, Darlington boss Martin Gray suddenly has a selection problem ahead of tomorrow's game at Ossett Town.

Thompson hits hat-trick in Quakers romp

The Northern Echo: CLOSE SHAVE: David Dowson misses a chance to score

9:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

Stephen Thompson starred as Darlington enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 win over Wakefield to move up to second in the table.

Mitchell makes home Darlington bow

7:44pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

New signing Adam Mitchell makes his first appearance at Heritage Park in the Darlington side that faces Wakefield this evening.

Must-win match for Quakers

The Northern Echo: STAR MAN: Darlington debutant Adam Mitchell, who enjoyed a fine game on the right-wing, takes on Prescot left-back Francis Foy

9:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Darlington this evening play what manager Martin Gray admits is a must-win game when they contest their first match since being given the green light to return to the town.

Rugby club agrees to groundshare with Quakers

The Northern Echo: MAKING PLANS: From left Tony Stowe, from Darlington Rugby Club, Peter Griffin, director of facilities for rugby club, John Tempest, from Darlington CIC, Michael Wilkinson, chairman of the rugby club, and Martin Jesper, director of Darlington FC.

9:40pm Monday 24th March 2014

DARLINGTON RFC has agreed to share its ground with the town’s football club.

Match Analysis: Prescot Cables 0 Darlington 0

The Northern Echo: STAR MAN: Darlington debutant Adam Mitchell, who enjoyed a fine game on the right-wing, takes on Prescot left-back Francis Foy

9:00am Monday 24th March 2014

Just over a week ago Darlington remained intent on reaching the top of the table, however fanciful that hope may have been. Three games without a win later and they're suddenly looking over their shoulder at the teams creeping up behind them.

North-East Football Live: Saturday, March 22

The Northern Echo:

3:08pm Friday 21st March 2014

The Northern Echo sportsdesk brings you live updates from all of Saturday's North-East matches. Get involved on Twitter by using the hashtag #echosport.

Darlington draw at Prescot

The Northern Echo: Darlington FC

5:56pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Prescot Cables 0 Darlington 0

Gray: play-offs the aim now

The Northern Echo: FRESH SQUAD: Quakers manager Martin Gray

9:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

With the title now out of Darlington's reach, the play-offs are Quakers' aim and ensuring key players return from injury is Martin Gray's immediate concern.

Ex-Quakers captain wants another Wembley win

The Northern Echo: TOP HONOUR: Ian Miller

9:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Former Darlington captain Ian Miller hopes to make it two out of three wins at Wembley this weekend when he plays in the FA Carlsberg Trophy final for Cambridge United.

Quakers sign Sunderland youngster

The Northern Echo: Darlington FC

11:57pm Friday 21st March 2014

New Darlington signing Adam Mitchell goes straight into the squad for today’s game at Prescot Cables.

Comedy night for Quakers

The Northern Echo: Darlington FC

9:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Tickets are on sale for a comedy night to be held at Blackwell Meadows, Darlington, next month in aid of the Back to Darlo fund.

Match Analysis: Darlington 0 Curzon Ashton 4

The Northern Echo: OPPORTUNITY MISSED: David Dowson, right, and Nathan Fisher rue a chance spurned by Darlington during last night's defeat to Curzon Ashton

9:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

Darlington suffered a chastening defeat to Curzon Ashton who effectively sealed automatic promotion with a 4-0 win at a wind-swept Heritage Park.

After reaching landmark goal, Thompson wants more

The Northern Echo: FREE ROLE: Quakers' Stephen Thompson

7:21pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

HAVING reached his landmark 20th league goal for the season, Darlington’s Stephen Thompson aims to maintain his scoring form with another strike in this evening’s crunch clash with Curzon Ashton.

Gray recalls White for Quakers

The Northern Echo: THREE TIMES A QUAKER: Darlington defender Alan White

7:16pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Alan White returns after suspension for Darlington’s game with Curzon Ashton this evening, meaning the team have a new centre-back pairing for the important game with the league leaders.

Gray calls for Spirit of Spennymoor

The Northern Echo: REPEAT SHOW: Darlington last season won a key game at Spennymoor, and Martin Gray wants a repeat this evening

10:32am Wednesday 19th March 2014

MARTIN GRAY has called for a bumper crowd and vociferous support for Darlington’s biggest game of the season this evening.

Gray hoping to make another signing

The Northern Echo: GOOD FORM: Martin Gray’s Darlington team have won six games in a row

9:41am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Darlington hope to have again added to their squad before tomorrow evening’s match with Curzon Ashton.

Match Analysis: Northwich Victoria 1 Darlington 1

The Northern Echo: HEAD FIRST: Quakers captain Gary Brown heads the ball away during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Northwich Victoria

9:00am Monday 17th March 2014

Advantage Curzon Ashton. While the title favourites were winning narrowly at Farsley, Darlington's inability to keep up the pace after drawing at Northwich Victoria means they have lost ground at a crucial stage.

Gray reacts to Curzon criticism

The Northern Echo: GOING FOR GOAL: Stephen Thompson on the attack for Quakers against Bamber Bridge last Saturday

9:00am Monday 17th March 2014

Martin Gray has branded criticism of Stephen Thompson by Curzon Ashton's manager John Flanagan disrespectful.

Darlington held to a draw

The Northern Echo: Darlington FC

6:11pm Saturday 15th March 2014

Northwich Victoria 1 Darlington 1

Crunch time for Quakers

The Northern Echo: DAVIS DELIVERS: Jonny Davis, left, celebrates his goal with Leon Scott after putting Darlington ahead in the first half on Saturday

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Darlington are in the midst of a fine run of results and need to maintain it today at Northwich Victoria if they are continue applying pressure on table-topping Curzon Ashton.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, March 15

The Northern Echo:

5:51pm Friday 14th March 2014

The Northern Echo sportsdesk brings you live updates from all of Saturday's North-East matches. Get involved on Twitter by using the hashtag #echosport.

Match Analysis: Darlington 3 Cammell Laird 1

The Northern Echo: David Dowson - missed chances

9:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

DARLINGTON'S promotion hopes were bolstered by a convincing 3-1 win over Cammell Laird last night which sees them move into second place on goal difference.

Brown and Tait back in tandem

7:37pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

The Gary Brown-Joe Tait centre-back pairing is reunited this evening in Darlington’s game with Cammell Laird.

Promotion-chasing Quakers are looking up

The Northern Echo: THREE TIMES A QUAKER: Darlington defender Alan White

9:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

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.

Galbraith brace takes Darlington up to third

The Northern Echo: STRIKE TWO: Terry Galbraith scores from the penalty spot to reocrd his second goal of the day

9:00am Monday 10th March 2014

IT HAS taken a fantastic run of 13 wins in 15 matches, but finally Darlington can be encouraged in their aim to achieve promotion, having moved up a place to third.

North-East Football Live: Saturday, March 8

5:07pm Friday 7th March 2014

The Northern Echo sportsdesk brings you live updates from all of Saturday's North-East matches. Get involved on Twitter by using the hashtag #echosport.

Galbraith brace gives Darlington victory

The Northern Echo: ON THE SPOT: Terry Galbraith puts Darlington ahead at Bedlington Terriers on Saturday

5:45pm Saturday 8th March 2014

Darlington 2 New Mills 0

Quakers facing a fight to the finish

The Northern Echo: GOAL: Nathan Fisher put Darlington ahead

9:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Darlington should know by the end of the month whether it is to be automatic promotion or the play-offs as their schedule is about to increase dramatically.



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