Darlington head to Guisborough Town tomorrow evening looking to extend their winning start to the season.
Quakers have played four times in Northern League Division 1 and have secured maximum points. A packed September schedule gives Darlington a chance to add more points to their early season tally. During the month Martin Gray’s men face seven games.
While the run may be a hectic one it gives Darlington ample opportunity to put extra pressure on the likes of West Auckland, Spennymoor Town and Bedlington Terriers who have also started the season well.
Guisborough Town meanwhile will be hoping to try and double their points total for the season on Wednesday night. The Priorymen have suffered an indifferent start to the season. An opening day win against Hebburn Town was followed up by a 6-0 hammering by Spennymoor Town.
Another 6-0 defeat at the hands of Shildon last week also saw Guisborough knocked out of the FA Cup. The hosts though got a morale boosting 2-1 win against Crook in the FA Vase in their last game.
Quakers will go into this fixture without skipper Gary Brown. The defender is currently away on holiday. Darlington though welcomed Matthew Grieve into their squad ahead of their last match and he is expected to slot into the heart of defence.
Elsewhere Darlington will also be without Danny Mellanby and Jamie Clarke after the pair left the club last week. David Dowson though should be back in contention. The forward has missed the last two games due to work but is now available for selection again. He faces a tough job to regain his place thanks to the good form of fellow forwards Steve Johnson and, in particular, Sean Reay.
The match at Guisborough Town will kick-off at 7.45pm.Remove adverts from this post, click here to register a free account!