DARLINGTON Mowden Park will be hoping to make it seven home wins in a row on Saturday when they welcome Canterbury to The Northern Echo Arena for the first time (3pm kick-off).

Saturday's visitors currently sit at the bottom of the National One table, having won just one of their games so far. Their sole win came at home to Cinderford in December (19-17), however they have run a number of sides close in picking up five losing bonus points.

The only previous contest between the two sides ended in a 13-17 win for Mowden Park at the Marine Travel Ground earlier this season.

Head Coach Garry Law has named just one change to the starting 15 who lost out narrowly to Old Elthamians last week. Stirling loanee Aaron Thomson will slot in to make his first start at hooker, with Joe Duffy switching to the replacements. There's also a return for dual-registered back row Tom Marshall who takes his place on the bench.

Law said: “We’re currently experiencing a dose of déjà vu after another frustrating away performance last week v Old Elthamians where we contrived to gift them enough points to win the game we see ourselves itching to get back out there on our own pitch and make amends.”

“Canterbury are no mugs and may feel unlucky to be in the position they are. They have just came up short in a lot of games which tells a story about their competitiveness.”

“Not to disrespect Canterbury in any way but we are more focusing on ourselves and what we need to be doing in order to put out more complete and consistent performances. The attitudes of the lads this week has been brilliant and I'm sure this will reflect in the performance this weekend.”

“A very similar selection this week with only 1 change, Stirling loanee Aaron Thomson gets a chance to show what he can do from the Hooker shirt.”