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Darlo Diary: Lack of goals means we can’t kill teams off

Darlo Diary: Lack of goals means we can’t kill teams off

HAVING missed the decent draws away from home at Kidderminster and Hereford, it felt like an eternity since I had last seen us play at home to Guiseley on the first day of February. Sporting a dodgy ankle, my usual spot in the Tin Shed was sacrificed for a seat in the main stand.

Darlington 2 Alfreton Town 0. Picture: ANDY FUTERS

DARLO DIARY: Consistency crucial if we’re to gatecrash the playoffs

CAN you hear that sound? The sound of pistons going up and down. High pressure steam being released through an escape valve. Coal being shovelled into a roaring hot fire. Whisper it quietly; you can almost hear the unmistakable sound of the Darlo steamroller being fired up after having been mothballed for a couple of years.

Will Hatfield on the ball on Saturday. Picture: ANDY FUTERS

Darlo Diary: Darlington looking good going into 2020

IT’S great getting back on the winning trail after our blip on New Year’s Day at Spennymoor Town. There’s nothing better than getting right back on it after defeat and, fortunately, the way the schedule works at this time of year you’re never too far away from the next game.

York City 0 Darlington 1. Picture: RYAN JONES

Darlo Diary: You can’t help but buzz from the result and performance at York

AFTER years and years of heading to Bootham Crescent and coming away with anything but a win, wouldn’t you just know it that our final visit to one of the grand old grounds would see us finally come away with the three points. Of all the memories from heading down the A19, victories formed no part of the highlights reel until Saturday’s 1-0 win.

Darlington 2 AFC Telford United 3. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Darlo Diary: Times are tough so we need to get behind the lads

TWO-NIL up at half time and cruising. Darlington looking confident. Telford looking jaded. The game had five goals written all over it and it wouldn’t have been unreasonable to think Darlo would have scored them all as the players walked off at the break.

Darlington 2 Gainsborough Trinity 1. Picture: ANDY FUTERS

Darlo Diary: Saturday's win was no classic but it was progression

THE FA Cup journey has finally come to an end. Fortunately, the FA Trophy journey is just beginning. Saturday’s win at home to Gainsborough Trinity may not have had the razzmatazz or the crowd of last Wednesday’s replay with Walsall, but in the context of our season it was just as important.