Back in January Chorley went to Blackwell Meadows, home of Darlington FC, and beat the league leaders 0-3. It has been one of the best away victories this year for the Magpies and signalled an unhappy period for the Quakers as they eventually slipped to tenth at the season's close. It's fair to say that this season hasn't gone to plan so far either. Having spent a long period on the bottom of the table, recent victories away at Farsley Celtic and at home to Chester have pushed them up to 22nd. Victory for Chorley at the weekend at home to Peterborough Sports was much needed but the Magpies must be mindful that a rejuvenated Quakers could pose some problems in this evening's fixture.
Darlington’s playing record in the National League North for 2022/23 was:
10th. Played: 46. Won: 18. Draw: 13. Lost: 15. Goals For: 72. Goals Against: 64. Points: 67.
Head 2 Head:
13th August 2022 –Chorley 1-1 Darlington
7th January 2023 –Darlington 0-3 Chorley
Harvey Kelly – 20 years old, goalkeeper. Previously with Otley Town.
Tom Platt – 30 years old, midfielder. Previously with Boston United.
Jordan Mustoe – 32 years old, left back. Previously with Warrington Rylands.
Toby Lees – 26 years old, defender. Previously with Blyth Spartans.
Cameron Salkeld – 24 years old, midfielder. Previously with Clyde.
Mitchell Curry – 24 years old, striker. Played most of his club football in America.
Jordan Windass – 23 years old, right back. On loan from Oldham Athletic.
Kenzie Harker – 17 years old, striker. Previously with Newcastle United’s academy.
Will Hatfield – 32 years old, midfielder. Signed from Fylde.
Jim Simms – 19 years old, striker. On loan from Hull City.
Charlie Winfield – 21 years old, defender. On loan from Barnsley.
Kieran Burton – 20 years old, defender. On loan from Hartlepool United.
Hayden Lindley – 21 years old, midfielder. Previously with Golcar United.
Blaine Rowe – 21 years old, right back. Signed from Barwell.
Jonny Ngandu – 22 years old, midfielder. Previously with Stratford Town.
Stats and information compiled by Martin Ramsbotham are correct at the time of publishing.
Trust Matchday Information:
We are looking forward to welcoming the fans of Darlington, and we hope they have a pleasant trip to Victory Park.
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