Darlington gave their hopes of Division Three survival a massive boost with an unexpected 2-0 win at promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town last Saturday.

Neil Maddison's goal, which gave Quakers a two-goal cushion early in the second half, may have had more than an element of luck about it, but the victory was fully deserved.

Terriers manager Peter Jackson admitted as much after watching his side's run of six straight wins brought to an end.

The three points weren't enough to lift David Hodgson's men out of the bottom two as Southend also won, but several more teams have now been dragged into the scramble to avoid relegation.

Darlington again looked solid at the back as they went in search of their first away win of the season, while loan signing Neil Teggart made his Quakers debut to increase their attacking options.

Neil Wainwright was handed a deeper role behind main strikers Teggart and Barry Conlon and it was his run which led to the opening goal in the 21st minute.

The former Sunderland man was tripped in the box and Ian Clark, revelling in his recall to the starting line-up, confidently put away the penalty.

Both sides then missed chances before the game was effectively settled by one of the most bizarre goals of the season nine minutes into the second half.

Maddison, standing on the edge of the area, hoisted the ball high into the air and it somehow dropped over the Huddersfield keeper's head as he stood on the line.

Quakers will now travel to take on Bristol Rovers tomorrow with renewed confidence and the chance to secure a third successive victory.