DARLINGTON'S planned pre-season friendly against Gateshead has been postponed.

The game between the two North-East sides was due to take place at Blackwell Meadows next Tuesday (July 19).

However, after Gateshead requested that the match was called off, Darlington have agreed to a postponement.

A Darlington statement said: "The Quakers' friendly against Gateshead FC on Tuesday 19th July has had to be called off on the request of our visitors.

"The club will be in contact via email to anyone who has bought a ticket in advance."