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Gray: We’re better prepared for second stab at promotion

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:31pm Friday 8th August 2014

ANOTHER year older, another year wiser. That’s Martin Gray’s optimistic method of viewing Darlington’s status as remaining at Step 4 in nonleague after missing out on promotion last season.

Gray happy to prolong Darlington's stay at Heritage Park

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

Darlington’s wait to return to the town will continue well into the forthcoming season, and because of the new Heritage Park pitch manager Martin Gray would have no qualms about an extended stay at Bishop Auckland.

Places up for grabs in Darlington line-up

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

With one pre-season game to go and the campaign starting a week on Saturday, there remains places up for grabs in Darlington’s starting XI says, manager Martin Gray.

Gray satisfied with Darlington's pre-season preparations

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Monday 4th August 2014

With one pre-season friendly to go, Martin Gray is confident Darlington’s preparations for the new campaign are on track.

Darlington defeated at Whitby

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:24pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

Whitby Town 1 Darlington 0

Spennymoor Town v Darlington will be all-ticket

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:28pm Friday 1st August 2014

Spennymoor Town’s game with Darlington later this month will be all-ticket with the same arrangements in place as when the teams met at the Brewery Field during the 2012-13 season.

Mitchell ready to leave "tippy-tappy" football behind

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

After agreeing a permanent return to Darlington, Adam Mitchell is looking forward to stepping up to playing regularly in competitive football with promotion at stake.

Gray delighted to bring Mitchell back to Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Martin Gray lauded the arrival of new signing Adam Mitchell, and admitted he hopes his latest signing goes on to bigger and better things.

Robinson returns for Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Jordan Robinson returns for Darlington’s friendly today against his former club Billingham Synthonia.

Darlington hoping to bring Mitchell back to the club

9:51am Monday 21st July 2014

DARLINGTON have welcomed Adam Mitchell back into the fold and are hoping to re-sign him before the season.

Armstrong bags a brace in Darlington win

3:09pm Thursday 17th July 2014

New signing Grame Armstrong netted two of Darlington’s four goals before the break as they swept aside Northallerton Town 5-0 in Tuesday night's friendly.

Quakers kit sponsorship available

3:05pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Darlington are offering kit sponsorship packages for player’s full home or away kit for £150.

Spennymoor sign former Darlington defender Joe Tait

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington V Padiham in the Evo-Stik First Division North.  Joe Tait takes on the mighty Lee Ashcroft. (7810010)

8:35am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Spennymoor Town have announced the signing of former Darlington defender Joe Tait. The centre-back has penned a two-year contract at the Brewery Field having left Gateshead where he moved to 12 months after leaving Darlington.

Darlington to hold fans forum

1:06pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Darlington are to hold a fans’ forum next week at Blackwell Meadows with manager Martin Gray and assistant Brian Atkinson in attendance.

Spennymoor sign former Darlington defender

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN THE LEAD: Joe Tait shows his delight at putting Darlington 1-0 up at Dunston

12:26pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Spennymoor Town have announced the signing of former Darlington defender Joe Tait.

Darlington v Sunderland tickets go on sale tomorrow

Darlington and Stockton Times: The match will take place at Darlington's temporary home ground, Heritage Park, in Bishop Auckland

3:48pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Darlington’s pre-season friendly with Sunderland at Heritage Park.

Darlington place striker on transfer list

Darlington and Stockton Times: TRANSFER LIST: Ian Ward

9:30am Friday 6th June 2014

DARLINGTON striker Ian Ward has been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Martin Gray and placed on the transfer list.

Comment: Liverpool proud and unbowed

3:21pm Monday 12th May 2014

“Miracles can happen if you believe,” read a giant banner unfurled at the front of the Kop as You’ll Never Walk Alone greeted Liverpool and Newcastle United players before kick-off.

COMMENT: Liverpool proud and unbowed

3:14pm Monday 12th May 2014

“Miracles can happen if you believe,” read a giant banner unfurled at the front of the Kop as You’ll Never Walk Alone greeted Liverpool and Newcastle United players before kick-off.

Quakers sign another player from Whitby

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington FC

3:00pm Monday 12th May 2014

Darlington have again raided Whitby Town to make their second signing since the end of last season with Tom Portas joining the club.

City win Premier League title

Darlington and Stockton Times: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany leads the celebrations at the Etihad Stadium after his team won the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons. A comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham meant Liverpool’s win over Newcastle didn’t matt

5:04pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Manchester City have won the Premier League title for the second time in three years.

Darlington sign striker from Whitby

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington FC

6:52pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

The season is barely over and already Darlington have begun their summer recruitment by bolstering their strikeforce.

Match analysis: Darlington 0 Ramsbottom 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: DOWN YOU GO: Referee Kevin Mulraine looks on as Stephen Thompson appears to be felled in the penalty box

9:53am Thursday 1st May 2014

THE play-offs and Darlington do not mix.

We're better and stronger than before, says Darlington boss

Darlington and Stockton Times: DARLINGTON: Martin Gray wants another promotion

9:00am Wednesday 30th April 2014

Darlington this evening contest their first play-off for six years and they go into their semi-final against Ramsbottom United with a team improved since the sides' league fixtures, believes Quakers boss Martin Gray.

Ramsbottom hold no fears for Darlington skipper

Darlington and Stockton Times: AIRBORNE: Quakers captain Gary Brown makes a full-blooded challenge on Radcliffe Borough left-back Danny Lambert

9:00am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Ramsbottom United hold no fears for Gary Brown, says Darlington’s captain ahead of tomorrow evening’s play-off semi-final.

Match analysis: Darlington 1 Burscough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: AIM AND FIRE: Darlington striker Nathan Fisher attempts to get a shot in against Burscough

9:00am Monday 28th April 2014

Two teams have defeated Darlington home and away this season, one has won the title and the other stands in the way of Quakers reaching the play-off final.

Darlington beaten by Burscough

Darlington and Stockton Times: YOUNG PROSPECT: Dale Hopson has been promoted from the youth ranks this season

7:08pm Saturday 26th April 2014

Darlington 1 Burscough 2

Darlington play-off semi-final tickets selling well

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington FC

9:00am Friday 25th April 2014

Tickets for Darlington's play-off semi-final are selling well and season ticket holders have until 11am tomorrow to snap up theirs.

Darlington defender Hunter could play higher

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW SIGNING: Chris Hunter

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

After a highly impressive first season with Darlington, Chris Hunter has displayed the potential to play higher up the football ladder.

Match Analysis: Wakefield 1 Darlington 5

Darlington and Stockton Times: BAGGED A BRACE: Adam Mitchell scored twice as Darlington beat Wakefield 5-1 yesterday

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Adam Mitchell played his way into contention for a starting spot in the play-offs after a starring role Darlington’s 5-1 demolition of Wakefield.

Home sweet home for Darlington in play-offs

Darlington and Stockton Times: SUPPORT PLEA: Amar Purewal on the attack during Quakers’ game last Saturday, when the attendance was 1,133 – one of the lowest in the club’s 26 league games at Heritage Park

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Darlington will have home advantage in the play-off semi-final a week on Wednesday, plus the final if they get there, as second place is now secure with two league games to complete.

Quakers seal play-off home advantage

Darlington and Stockton Times: AT A STRETCH: Darlington’s Amar Purewal keeps the ball in play. The friendly with Sunderland at Heritage Park was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch

5:39pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Darlington 3 Farsley 0

Delighted Gray to build on Thompson’s new deal

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOP MAN: Stephen Thompson

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Darlington intend to build a team around Stephen Thompson after the forward committed his future to the club by signing a new contract.

Momentum is vital for Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: ACHIEVING HIS GOALS: Martin Gray

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

With three league games to play, Darlington manager Martin Gray admits building momentum to take into the play-offs is crucial to Quakers' promotion hopes.

Gray happy to have Purewal back on form

Darlington and Stockton Times: MY BALL: Padiham centre-back Martin Parkes climbs above Quakers’ Stephen Thompson

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

After an 11-game drought, during which time a new striker was brought to the club, Darlington's Amar Purewal made a timely return to form by bagging a brace on Saturday.

Purewal brace wins points for Quakers

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOAL HERO: Amar Purewal scored twice for Quakers

6:54pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Darlington 3 Padiham 0

Brown is keen to stay ahead

Darlington and Stockton Times: AIRBORNE: Quakers captain Gary Brown makes a full-blooded challenge on Radcliffe Borough left-back Danny Lambert

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

After starting the season on a stretcher, exceeding expectations could become Gary Brown's motto.

Quakers winger begins trial with League One side Brentford

Darlington and Stockton Times: STAR MAN: Darlington debutant Adam Mitchell, who enjoyed a fine game on the right-wing, takes on Prescot left-back Francis Foy

9:05am Thursday 10th April 2014

Darlington could be about to lose Adam Mitchell after the winger began a trial at a League One club.

Quakers ace Thompson takes top prizes

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stephen Thompson celebrates scoring Darlington's second goal.

10:38pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Darlington’s Stephen Thompson was a double-winner this evening when he received two player of the year of the awards.

Match report: Darlington 3 Radcliffe Borough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: AHEAD: Nathan Fisher celebrates giving Darlington a 19thminute lead against Radcliffe Borough

9:00am Monday 7th April 2014

With only four games to go, it would take an almighty nosedive for Darlington to lose their place in the play-offs.

Quakers strengthen place in play-offs

7:45pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Darlington 3 Radcliffe Borough 0

Disc jockey Ward aims to be a hit with Quakers

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOOD FORM: Martin Gray’s Darlington team have won six games in a row

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Plumber, factory worker and fitness instructor are among the occupations represented in the Darlington dressing room, and now they have a goalscoring DJ in the mix.

Walker to make home debut for Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington FC

9:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Darlington tomorrow begin a run of four successive Saturdays at Heritage Park and supporters have another new player to see in action.

Darlington’s place in play-offs is strengthened

Darlington and Stockton Times: DARLINGTON: Martin Gray wants another promotion

9:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Darlington's grip on a play-off place strengthened last night - despite not even playing.

Match Analysis: Ossett Town 1 Darlington 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: FALLING DOWN: Quakers’ Stephen Thompson tangles with an Ossett Town opponent

9:00am Monday 31st March 2014

Too far behind the leaders to make an impact, yet virtually assured of a place in the play-offs, Darlington have five league games in which to time their form to a crescendo.

Darlington maintain play-off push

6:29pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Ossett Town 1 Darlington 2

Mitchell proves to be an instant hit with Quakers

Darlington and Stockton Times: STAR MAN: Darlington debutant Adam Mitchell, who enjoyed a fine game on the right-wing, takes on Prescot left-back Francis Foy

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Only two games into his Darlington career fleet-footed winger Adam Mitchell is already considered to be a first-choice, having slotted seamlessly into Quakers' promotion push.

Gray has selection headache for Ossett trip

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW ARRIVAL: Former Durham City forward Ian Ward

9:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Only a couple of weeks since delving into the youth team for reinforcements, Darlington boss Martin Gray suddenly has a selection problem ahead of tomorrow's game at Ossett Town.

Thompson hits hat-trick in Quakers romp

Darlington and Stockton Times: CLOSE SHAVE: David Dowson misses a chance to score

9:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

Stephen Thompson starred as Darlington enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 win over Wakefield to move up to second in the table.

Mitchell makes home Darlington bow

7:44pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

New signing Adam Mitchell makes his first appearance at Heritage Park in the Darlington side that faces Wakefield this evening.

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