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Darlington denied at the death by Clitheroe

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:59pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Darlington 1 Clitheroe 1

Darlington sign defender from Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:26pm Friday 21st November 2014

Darlington have made an addition to their squad, bringing in a defender from Hartlepool United.

Gordon savours return despite loss

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:20am Thursday 20th November 2014

Craig Gordon's first touch on his Scotland return was to pick Wayne Rooney's header out of the net in a 3-1 defeat by England but he was still delighted to end four years in the international wilderness.

Gray keen to give kids a chance

Darlington and Stockton Times: DEBUT: Matty Lovegreen made his first start on Saturday for Darlington. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:10am Thursday 20th November 2014

While maintaining Darlington’s promotion push remains Martin Gray’s top priority, giving local youngsters a chance to perform at first-team level is also high in the manager’s thinking.

Wolff hopes for fair title-decider

8:57am Thursday 20th November 2014

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff fears a "personal nightmare" in Abu Dhabi on Sunday should Lewis Hamilton's Formula One world title dream be blown apart by a mechanical failure.

Almajid: I'll always be in fear

8:39am Thursday 20th November 2014

A whistleblower who made corruption allegations against the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid claims she will live the rest of her life in fear after receiving threats against her and her children.

Samoa: We faced World Cup ban

8:39am Thursday 20th November 2014

Samoa's senior players only agreed to call off boycotting Saturday's England match after claiming to be threatened with expulsion from next year's World Cup.

Dickinson prefers to play on grass

8:28am Thursday 20th November 2014

Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson does not believe the grass will be greener for international rugby if more Tests are played on artificial surfaces.

Hodgson supportive of Southgate's U21 selection

Darlington and Stockton Times: CALL-UP: Raheem Sterling, says Roy Hodgson, could play at the European Under-21 Championship next summer

8:13am Thursday 20th November 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson will not stand in Gareth Southgate's way if he wants to select the likes of Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley or Jack Wilshere for the European Under-21 Championship next summer.

FA to meet with fans

7:39am Thursday 20th November 2014

The Football Association plans to meet with England supporters to try to stamp out the inflammatory chanting that tainted Tuesday's match against Scotland at Celtic Park.

Gray wants to strengthen Darlington's defence

Darlington and Stockton Times: BANNED: Liam Hatch. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:09am Wednesday 19th November 2014

DARLINGTON are looking to bring players in to fill the holes in their defence after two red cards in as many games left them light on numbers.

Showdown talks with Ecclestone

7:12am Wednesday 19th November 2014

Formula One's band of small teams are demanding showdown talks with supremo Bernie Ecclestone in Abu Dhabi this weekend after suggesting a "questionable cartel" is being created within the sport.

Doha to host 2019 World Championships

6:04am Wednesday 19th November 2014

Doha has been awarded the right to host the 2019 World Championships after beating off competition from Eugene and Barcelona.

Gray blasts Hatch for costly dismissal

Darlington and Stockton Times: EFFORT: Darlington’s Stephen Thompson fires a shot at goal Picture: Tim Hickman

9:09am Monday 17th November 2014

DARLINGTON felt a mixture of pride and frustration after seeing their undefeated run come to an end, losing 3-1 in the FA Trophy at St Neots Town.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: St Neots Town 3 Darlington 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:24pm Sunday 16th November 2014

St Neots Town 3 Darlington 1

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Spennymoor Town 3 Leek Town 3

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:46pm Saturday 15th November 2014

Spennymoor Town were thankful for a late, late goal by Paul Johnson which rescued a draw at home to Leek Town in the FA Trophy.

Ten-man Darlington knocked out of FA Trophy

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:50pm Saturday 15th November 2014

St Neots Town 3 Darlington 1

Darlington ace Thompson puts team ethos first

Darlington and Stockton Times: LANDMARK: Darlington's Stephen Thompson scored his 50th goal for the club last weekend against Mossley.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:07am Saturday 15th November 2014

It took longer than anticipated, but finally Stephen Thompson has reached his half century of goals, though he says he is not in competition with Darlington team-mate Amar Purewal.

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Quakers captain Brown continues to triumph in adversity

Darlington and Stockton Times: FRIENDLY FIRE: Darlington skipper Gary Brown, pictured during a pre-season friendly against Sunderland, a game in which the Newcastle supporter scored. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

8:33am Saturday 15th November 2014

A member of Darlington’s academy as a 14-year-old back when the club’s home was Feethams, within two years Gary Brown was working as an apprentice heating engineer.

McEnroe urges Murray to take break

Darlington and Stockton Times: BEATEN MAN: Andy Murray suffered a worse ending to his troubled season than he could have imagined

8:19am Saturday 15th November 2014

John McEnroe has urged Andy Murray to take a break from tennis rather than get straight back onto the practice court.

Djokovic on top of the world

8:09am Saturday 15th November 2014

Novak Djokovic celebrated a special hat-trick after ensuring he will finish a year as world number one for the third time with victory over Tomas Berdych in London.

Vunipola vows to be vocal

Darlington and Stockton Times: File photo dated 02-11-2013 of England's Billy Vunipola during the QBE International at Twickenham, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 5, 2014. Billy Vunipola will embrace New Zealand's performance of the Haka on Saturday as t

7:29am Saturday 15th November 2014

Billy Vunipola insists he must overcome his cultural instincts as well as South Africa's giant forwards if he is to impose himself on today's QBE International at Twickenham.

Rooney reveals 2018 World Cup aim

Darlington and Stockton Times: LONG-TERM  AIM: Wayne Rooney during a press conference yesterday, when he revealed he wishes to play at the 2018 World Cup

6:51am Saturday 15th November 2014

Wayne Rooney has spelled out his desire to play for England at the 2018 World Cup.

Strachan hails Scotland after win

11:48pm Friday 14th November 2014

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan hailed his pint-sized heroes for emerging victorious in a "heavyweight" contest with the Republic of Ireland.

Thompson's first 50 Darlington goals

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Saturday 15th November 2014

Stephen Thompson has been a regular goalscorer since joining Darlington the club in September 2012 from Durham City with his sublime strike in the 3-0 win at Mossley being his 50th goal for the club. With expert timing, it came in his 100th game. Craig Stoddart looks back on the forward’s first 50 goals for Quakers.

Jameson signs new Darlington deal

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW DEAL: Darlington goalkeeper Peter Jameson. Picture: DAVID WOOD

9:08am Friday 14th November 2014

Darlington ’keeper Peter Jameson has signed a new deal with the club in recognition of his form this season, which has seen him become Quakers’ No. 1.

Garcia challenges FIFA report findings which cleared Qatar and Russia to host World Cup

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:40am Friday 14th November 2014

FIFA's probe into World Cup bidding which cleared Qatar but criticised England descended into farce as the chief investigator himself challenged the accuracy of the facts in the findings.

Southgate delighted with Ings brace

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOME INTERNATIONAL: England Under-21s Danny Ings (second right) celebrates scoring against Portugal last night at Turf Moor, the home of his club Burnley. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

11:23pm Thursday 13th November 2014

England Under-21s 3 Portugal Under-21s 1

England need to be smart: Morgan

8:35am Thursday 13th November 2014

Ben Morgan insists England must employ a mixture of brain and brawn to subdue the South African onslaught coming at Twickenham on Saturday.

Murray relishing Federer showdown

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:14am Thursday 13th November 2014

Andy Murray is looking forward to pitting his wits against Roger Federer once again at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Murray boosted by Mauresmo talks

8:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

Andy Murray is hoping to emulate coach Amelie Mauresmo after keeping his semi-final hopes alive at the ATP World Tour Finals with victory over Milos Raonic.

Djokovic remains man to beat

7:58am Thursday 13th November 2014

Novak Djokovic's status as the man to beat at the ATP World Tour Finals was enhanced by a demolition of Stan Wawrinka last night.

Evans to train with Blades

Darlington and Stockton Times: BACK IN TRAINING:  Convicted rapist Ched Evans has been allowed to train again with his club, Sheffield United

11:39am Wednesday 12th November 2014

Sheffield United are set to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with his former club later this week.

Rangers fans call for Ashley probe

Darlington and Stockton Times: Fans protest against Mike Ashley renaming Ibrox during the Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

11:33am Wednesday 12th November 2014

RANGERS fans have written to stock market bosses urging them to investigate Mike Ashley's Ibrox power grab.

Gray to rest Darlington's senior players for Whitby visit

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN CONTENTION: Teenage striker Matty Pennal could play this evening for Darlington against Whitby Town. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:14am Wednesday 12th November 2014

DARLINGTON this evening stage the first of two cup ties in four days, though Saturday’s FA Trophy tie is of much greater significance to manager Martin Gray.

Cahill fit for England's game with Slovenia

Darlington and Stockton Times: England's Gary Cahill sits dejected after the final whistle during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mik

8:44am Wednesday 12th November 2014

Gary Cahill has confirmed he will be fit to face Slovenia in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley.

Darlington reduce ticket prices for Whitby tie

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:11pm Monday 10th November 2014

Darlington have reduced admission prices for Wednesday’s game with Whitby Town at Heritage Park.

Video Highlights: Mossley 0 Darlington 3

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:00pm Monday 10th November 2014

Darlington extended their winning run to 11 matches in league and FA Trophy on Saturday with a 3-0 victory at Mossley.

Match Analysis: Mossley 0 Darlington 3

Darlington and Stockton Times: AWAY TO SAFETY: Mossley goalkeeper Andrew Farrimond punches clear a Darlington free-kick. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:13am Monday 10th November 2014

WHEN a team puts together a run of form as commanding as Darlington’s, inevitably that they will begin to churn out a series of statistics that illustrate their superiority.

Darlington's winning run continues at Mossley

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:17pm Saturday 8th November 2014

Mossley 0 Darlington 3

Avoid complacency, urges Quakers boss Gray

Darlington and Stockton Times: HEADS YOU WIN:  Darlington's Amar Purewal and Spenymoor's Christopher Mason  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:10am Saturday 8th November 2014

Avoid complacency and refocus is the message Martin Gray is sending to his players in the wake of Wednesday’s win over Spennymoor Town.

Marshall backs All Blacks

8:43am Saturday 8th November 2014

Former New Zealand scrum-half Justin Marshall predicts England will fall to an All Blacks team determined to issue a declaration of intent ahead of next year's World Cup.

Attwood faced daddy of all dilemmas

Darlington and Stockton Times: DILEMMA: England's Dave Attwood will face New Zealand today. There had been fears he would miss the game due to fiancee Bridget giving birth this week

8:11am Saturday 8th November 2014

Dave Attwood admits he began the week faced with the "horrific" dilemma of choosing between playing for England or attending the birth of his first child.

Size no issue for Eastmond

7:49am Saturday 8th November 2014

England attack coach Andy Farrell has compared the diminutive Kyle Eastmond to Mike Tyson to explain why he has no fears of a midfield mismatch when the England man comes up against the heavyweight Sonny Bill Williams today.

Quakers hero to appear at talk-in

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOLDEN GOAL: Gary Coatsworth celebrates scoring Darlington's title-winning goal against Welling at the end of the 1989-90 season.

9:12am Friday 7th November 2014

The defender fondly-remembered as the scorer of the goal which took Darlington back into the Football League in 1990 is to appear at a talk-in next month.

Berahino wants to repay England's faith in him

Darlington and Stockton Times: England's Saido Berahino celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Euro Under 21 2015 Qualifying Play-Off match at Molineux, Wolverhampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 10,

8:15am Friday 7th November 2014

West Brom forward Saido Berahino hopes he can repay England for giving him a "second chance in life" by helping fire Roy Hodgson's side to Euro 2016 glory.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Darlington 1 Spennymoor Town 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOME WIN: Spennymoor's Joe Tait, left, and Darlington goalscorer Graeme Armstrong

10:35am Thursday 6th November 2014

Darlington completed a league double over Spennymoor Town last night, with Graeme Armstrong's first minute goal enough to seal the points in an incident-packed contest.

Tykes trio in ICC Test team of the Year

Darlington and Stockton Times: England's Joe Root celebrates scoring 200 not out during day two of the Investec Test match at Lord's

8:34am Thursday 6th November 2014

Yorkshire batting trio Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Gary Ballance have been recognised by the International Cricket Council for their excellent form throughout the last year.

Match Report: Darlington 1 Spennymoor Town 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: TUSSLE: Darlington's Stephen Thompson and Spenymoor's Stephen Capper  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

11:35pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

DARLINGTON scored inside the first minute and went on to make it a perfect ten by doing the double over promotion rivals Spennymoor Town in a thrilling encounter.

Fisher starts for Moors against Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:32pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

Nathan Fisher is the surprise name on the Spennymoor Town team sheet against former club Darlington this evening at Heritage Park.

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