A FIRST-HALF goal by skipper Will Hatfield put Darlington into the last 16 of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

Quakers were the more enterprising of the two sides in the first half, with Erico Sousa a handful on the left.

Alex Storey clipped the top of the bar with a header, and Dan Maguire had a shot charged down on the six-yard line after he was set up by Sousa.

Quakers took a deserved lead just on half-time when Hatfield picked the ball up in midfield, ran into the area, and as the defence stood back, he beat keeper Gerard Benfield with a low right-foot shot.

In the second half, Jarrett Rivers had a low right-foot shot blocked, and Dan Maguire’s follow-up header was cleared off the line.

After that, Quakers defended well, hardly allowing any chances to the home side, and sub Adam Campbell nearly broke away and made it two in stoppage time, but his right foot shot went just wide.

The draw for the last 16 is on Monday, with ties to be played on February 6.