Darlington fans were treated to a nostalgic trip down memory lane on Saturday when some of the 1966 promotion-winning team paid a visit to Feethams.

Manager Lol Morgan's side, regarded by many as the greatest Quakers team, took to the field before the Third Division fixture with Kidderminster.

For some players it was the first time they had met for more than 30 years.

And former Quaker Eric Johnstone, who played for the club from 1965 to 1967, was overwhelmed at seeing so many old friends after such a long time.

"It was so good to see so many old faces. At first I didn't recognise most of them," joked Johnstone.

It was Morgan who emerged first from the players' tunnel to warm applause from Quakers fans, many of whom were not born when Quakers sealed promotion for the first time in 40 years.

Assistant, Jack Watson, was next out followed by Johnstone, John Peverell, Alan Sproates, Brian Keeble Tony Moor, Bobby Cum-mings, Norman Cardew, Bill Hopper and Ron Greener.

"It was a fantastic day and the club could not do enough for us," said Johnstone.

"What made it all the more remarkable for me was that somebody asked me for my autograph before the game and they passed me a book which I had signed next to my old pen picture over 30 years ago. It was absolutely unbelievable."

In the 37 years that have passed, Quakers may not have made much progress as far as league status goes, but Johnstone revealed one or two luxuries have been added since then.

"When were all sitting eating our posh dinners before the game I remembered back to when we all used to go to the Feethams bar for mince pies after training," said Johnstone.

And with a new stadium on the horizon, former teammate Cardew is hoping the club can finish the season on a high.

"I've been past the new stadium and it looks very impressive," said Cardew.

"I really do hope everything works out for the club.

"We have been made so welcome by everyone today, the fans, the chairman, the media, you name it.

"Let's just hope the team can get a few more good results and do well in their last season here."

Darlington Supporters' Trust chairman Peter Ashmore said: "It was a privilege for the supporters' trust to help with the 1966 promotion team reunion.

"Many past friendships have also been renewed and that has made a special day even more so."

The boys of '66 . . . where are they now?

Lol Morgan (manager): Despite leading the team of 1966 to promotion, Lol was shown the door as the Quakers were relegated after only one season in Division Three. He took over as manager of Norwich City for four years, before taking up a scouting role for Tottenham Hotspur. He went on to work for a brewery before retiring. Now living in Rotherham.

Jack Watson (assistant manager): Currently working as a scout for Sheffield Wednesday, Jack spent 28 years at Feethams in various roles including five spells as caretaker manager.

John Peverell: After joining Quakers from Ferryhill, John went on to play more than 400 games for the club. He has been working in financial services for 25 years.

Alan Sproates: Now living in San Francisco, Alan joined the club from Swindon Town in the season that Quakers were promoted. He later went on to play for Scunthorpe United before leaving to coach in the US where he has lived for the past 25 years.

Brian Keeble: Having spent just over four years at Feethams, Brian left the club to play for Boston. He later went in to the shipping industry before retiring to Cleethorpes.

Ron Greener: After 13 years with the club, Ron joined Stockton before a knee injury eventually forced him to quit the game. He went on to work for several car dealerships before retiring in 1997.

Tony Moor: Goalkeeper Tony spent five seasons with Quakers before quitting football to open a number of sports shops around the Scarborough area. He sold up in 1984 and worked as a cricket coach at Scarborough College until 1996. He retired last year.

Bobby Cummings: After helping Quakers to promotion with 23 goals in one season Bobby, born in Ashington, went on to play for Hartlepool United. He also enjoyed a ten-month spell in South Africa with Port Elizabeth. After football he worked for a textile company for 20 years before retiring in 1993.

Eric Johnstone: Eric, born in Newcastle, quit Quakers soon after Lol Morgan left. He went on to work for a couple of engineering companies and is currently employed by the Department of Social Security, in Longbenton.

Norman Cardew: Norman made only a handful of appearances for Quakers and was the club's only part-time player. He returned to play for his home town club South Shields before moving into education where he worked at Durham University.

Bill Hopper: Another of the squad to play only a minor role in the promotion-winning team from 1966. Bill made six appearances for Quakers after joining the club from Workington. Now living on Merseyside.