DARLINGTON have ended their five-match run without a win by taking three points at AFC Telford United.

The result lifts Alun Armstrong’s men up to ninth, four points off the play-offs.

Armstrong made two changes to his starting XI, Stephen Thompson and Terry Galbraith replacing Justin Donawa and Alex Storey, who has an injury.

His team twice took the lead, Will Hatfield putting Quakers ahead on 12 minutes, and it was almost 2-0 when Omar Holness hit the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area.

But Marcus Dinanga levelled before the break. When the teams met in November at Blackwell Meadows, Dinanga scored a hat-trick as Darlington lost 3-2 despite leading 2-0 at half-time, but there was no repeat of that collapse today.

Adam Campbell grabbed the winner with his 15th goal of the season on 59 minutes to secure the points on what was a heavily-sanded playing surface.

Quakers’ next game in in seven days’ time at Blackwell against Farsley, who are three points behind in 11th.

Darlington: Elliott, Hedley (Watson 89), Liddle, Wheatley, Laing, Galbraith, Rivers, Hatfield, Campbell, Holness (Atkinson 71), Thompson (Donawa 75). Subs (not used): Reid, Martin