AFTER seeing his side turn over promotion-chasing Swansea last night, Darlington manager David Hodgson praised his players' fighting spirit.

But Hodgson's verbal jousting could see the Football Association hit him with a touchline ban, after being sent from the dugout for the third time this season.

Quakers' ran out 2-1 winners at the Williamson Motors Stadium to move to within four points of sixth-placed Lincoln.

"I wanted some questions answered and I wanted the lads to show some character," said Hodgson after the win secured by goals from Matt Clarke and Neil Wainwright.

"The work-rate and determination to get the ball was there tonight.

"They worked very hard and did very well to get themselves back in front.

"It was disappointing to concede so soon after scoring, but I thought we showed a lot of character to regain the lead."

And after the pitch was deemed playable following a 10am inspection, Hodgson paid tribute to those who helped make sure the game went ahead.

"We have to give credit to the staff for getting the game on," said Hodgson. "The conditions were always going to be difficult to deal with, but I thought we did very well and deserved the win."

Quakers travel to London at the weekend when they take on Leyton Orient and Hodgson has set his sights on strengthening their place in the top seven.

He said: "Hopefully we can get another good win down at Orient. There have been days gone by where I would say 'Yes, we will go down there and beat them' but I cannot say that until I am satisfied we can perform like we did tonight on a more consistent basis."

Hodgson ended the game with the home supporters after arguing with officials over an apparent handball in the Swansea box.

"I was having a bit of crack with the fans I was sat next to so I didn't get to see our goal," he joked. "From what I gather it was Wainy so well done to him."

* At the top of League Two, Yeovil were triumphant in the top-of-the-table clash with Scunthorpe as they won 4-3 in a Huish Park thriller.

Bartosz Tarachulski, Lee Johnson, Rory Fallon and Arron Davies were the goalscorers for Gary Johnson's men, who extend their lead at summit to five points. At the bottom basement side Cambridge defeated Cheltenham.

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