Darlington v Alfreton Town

Darlington v Alfreton Town

Friday Aug 11, 2017

Alfreton make their first visit this Saturday to Blackwell Meadows the new home of Darlington for their third game in the Vanarama National League North. The Reds will be looking to improve on Tuesday night's disappointing 3-1 reversal at Boston United.

Last season saw us gain an excellent 4-3 win in a thrilling encounter at their previous ground at Bishop Auckland. The Red's goals coming from Craig Westcarr, Andy Monkhouse and a brace from Liam Hearn. The Quakers soundly beat us 3-0 in the return game at the Impact Arena.

Darlington have started the new season well. They began with a fine 2-0 win at much fancied Salford City. The Quaker's goals both coming from David Ferguson. This was followed up by a  an exciting 4-3 win   at home to Gainsborough Trinity on Wednesday evening. Darlington's goals on this occaision scored by by Mark Beck, David Syers and Terry Galbraith, with the winning goal coming as a result of a fine strike from Josh Gillies on 73 minutes.

Bill Draper's anecdote of the week : This will be our third visit to Darlington, on what will be three different grounds, all in the month of August and so far we are unbeaten. Let's hope this continues.

Darlington's team on Wednesday evening was : Adam Barlett, Chris Hunter, Terry Galbraith, Phil Turnbull, Dominic Collins, Gary Brown, David Syers, Mark Beck, James Caton and David Ferguson.

Subs : Leon Scott, Edward Wilczinski, Stephen Thompson, Harvey Saunders, Scott Fenwick 


The Supporter's Association coach  leaves at 9 am from the Impact Arena . There are still places available. Anyone interested please ring Mark Thorpe on  07587 558401

Admission charges for the game  are : Adults £14  Concessions ( Over 60, Armed Forces personnel, Registered Disabled, Students with a card ) £10

5-16 years old £5, Under 5's Free 

Official Programme : £2-50 

On visiting the ground on Wednesday evening there appearred  to be  no seating for visiting supporters.

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