DARLINGTON head to Boston United tomorrow night looking to complete their first set of back-to-back victories this season.

On the six previous times that Quakers have won league games this term, under three different managers, they have failed to win their following match.

Their latest opportunity to put that right comes tomorrow, when they head to Boston's Jakemans Stadium on the back of Saturday's much-needed 4-0 win at South Shields.

The last time Darlington won back-to-back games was back in December 2022, when they beat Curzon Ashton 2-0 and Gloucester 6-2, both away from home.

Saturday’s win left Steve Watson's side seven points away from fifth-bottom Southport, having played the same number of matches,  and with the 50-point mark a reasonable safety target, Quakers need at least seven wins from their last 14 games.

Darlington assistant Terry Mitchell said: “We have to back up Saturday’s win by winning at Boston.

“The South Shields win has given all the players a massive boost to score four goals in a game, but Steve and I have told them that they’ve got to back it up with a win at Boston.

“The lads believe that they can escape relegation. After the Alfreton home defeat, many people thought that we couldn’t do it, but with 14 games to go, we’re fully believing that we can do it.

"Win at Boston, and we’ve got some momentum going. But we’ve got to put in performances like Saturday's.”

Cedric Main scored his first Darlington goal when he claimed Quakers' second at the weekend, and Mitchell said: “He’s been very good for us since he came to the club. His goal deflated Shields at the time, and gave everybody new confidence.”

Quakers are likely to be unchanged tomorrow, as goalkeeper Tommy Taylor is still injured, meaning 17-year-old Matty Young will continue to deputise after arriving on loan from Sunderland late on Friday.

Centre-half Jake Lawlor is also out still with a back injury, while striker Akwasi Asante has a groin injury.

Quakers will be up against their former striker, Jacob Hazel, tomorrow, who moved to Boston for an undisclosed fee in December. Boston are currently ninth in the table, unbeaten in their last five matches, in which Hazel has scored three times.

Spennymoor Town are also in National League North action tomorrow, hosting Warrington Town, with South Shields entertaining Scunthorpe United and Blyth Spartans heading to Farsley Celtic.