THREE points at Southend United tomorrow will surely ensure Division Three survival for Darlington following last Saturday's exciting 3-1 win over Bury at Feethams.

Two goals in the last three minutes helped Quakers chalk up their second successive victory over promotion-chasing opposition, with forgotten man Glenn Naylor adding to manager Mick Tait's sudden wealth of attacking options.

Darlington had responded well after Lee Connell had given the Shakers an early lead, with on-loan striker Jim Corbett equalising with his first goal for the club on 20 minutes.

With Barry Conlon missing through suspension, Corbett and Danny Mellanby combined well to cause the Bury defence plenty of problems.

But it was Naylor, returning to action after a three-month absence with a knee injury, who made the vital breakthrough after replacing Mellanby late on.

He was on hand to stab home from close range when the Bury keeper spilled a Simon Betts free kick three minutes from time.

Victory was assured when captain Craig Liddle converted a penalty in injury time after Corbett had been dragged down.

Quakers are still only seven points above the drop zone, but there are plenty of teams between them and the bottom two.

They will again be without Conlon at Roots Hall, while midfielder Clark Keltie also begins a two-match ban after picking up his tenth booking of the season during the 1-0 defeat at Boston United two weeks ago.

But, with confidence boosted by their last two results, they should fancy their chances against an inconsistent team with little to play for.

The Shrimpers are just one point above Darlington, but are unlikely to get dragged into the relegation battle.