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Penalty save denies Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:26pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Darlington must travel to Blyth Spartans on Tuesday for an FA Cup replay after goalkeeper Peter Jeffries pulled off a tremendous penalty save to deny Terry Galbraith.

Darlington make three changes for Cup tie with Blyth

2:39pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Martin Gray has selected a surprise line-up for today’s FA Cup encounter with Blyth Spartans with Alan White dropping to the bench.

Banned Gale prevented him from lifting trophy

9:35am Saturday 13th September 2014

Yorkshire closed ranks behind suspended captain Andrew Gale after the England and Wales Cricket Board prevented him from lifting the County Championship trophy at Trent Bridge.

Niall Hannity: Kingston Hill confirmed for St Leger

Darlington and Stockton Times: WINNER: Estimate ridden by Ryan Moore (second right) wins the Doncaster Cup during day three of the 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster

8:35am Saturday 13th September 2014

It's amazing how time flies by. Today, at Doncaster, it's St Leger day, the last Classic of the season. We know there is going to be a big field as 14 runners were declared on Thursday morning, however it was only yesterday afternoon that trainer Roger Varian confirmed favourite Kingston Hill as a runner.

Thompson will return to his best, says Darlington boss

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

At this stage Stephen Thompson had scored three times and Darlington had started the season by banging the goals in.

Flintoff reveals bulimia battle

10:44am Friday 12th September 2014

Andrew Flintoff spent many of his days as an England cricketer battling bulimia.

Hull City owner Allam pursuing sale and name change

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hull City owner Assem Allam and family during the FA Cup Sixth Round match at the KC Stadium, Hull

10:44am Friday 12th September 2014

Hull owner Assem Allam has revealed he put the club up for sale less than a day after his controversial "Tigers" rebrand was rejected and has also appealed against that verdict to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Darlington midfielder Portas praised by Gray

Darlington and Stockton Times: OUTSTANDING: Tom Portas  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

10:42am Friday 12th September 2014

Martin Gray says Tom Portas’ fitness is a factor in his fine displays in Darlington’s midfield.

Yorkshire close in on Championship title

Darlington and Stockton Times: Yorskhire's Jack Brooks appeals during day three of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

10:40am Friday 12th September 2014

Ryan Sidebottom closed in on the fourth title of his remarkable career by helping Yorkshire move within five wickets of the victory they require over Nottinghamshire to become county champions again.

Falcao ready to fire for Red Devils

Darlington and Stockton Times: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (centre) with his new signings Radamel Falcao (left) and Daley Blind during a photocall at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 11, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Man Utd.

10:38am Friday 12th September 2014

Radamel Falcao declared his readiness to fire Manchester United to Champions League qualification this season on the day Louis van Gaal made it clear he felt Danny Welbeck was not good enough for the Red Devils.

Match Analysis: Darlington 1 Farsley 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:27pm Thursday 11th September 2014

For the second time in five days Darlington dropped points, quite literally this time. This time manager Martin Gray felt the referee was culpable after conceding a late equaliser that meant his side drew 1-1 with Farsley.

Mitchell returns for Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:51pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Adam Mitchell returns to the line-up as one of two Darlington changes for this evening’s game with Farsley at Heritage Park.

FA defends loyalty scheme

8:27am Wednesday 10th September 2014

The Football Association has defended its rejigged loyalty programme after coming in for criticism from England fans during Monday's European Championship qualifier in Switzerland.

Gray wants to see a reaction from team

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

There will be changes to the Darlington side that this evening bids to atone for Saturday’s desperately disappointing defeat at Droylsden.

Spennymoor frustrated after late winner against Salford is ruled out

2:08pm Monday 8th September 2014

Spennymoor Town 0 Salford City 0

Noble in Darlington squad for first time

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

NEW SIGNING Ryan Noble is in line to make his Darlington debut at Droylsden today.

Darlington and Blyth face Sunday showdown

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:45pm Friday 5th September 2014

Darlington's FA Cup tie with Blyth Spartans at Heritage Park has been arranged for Sunday, September 14.

Spennymoor Town hand contract to youth team ranks player Richie Archer

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Spennymoor Town have handed a contract to youth team product Richie Archer.

Gray: Darlington need to be better in both boxes

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Darlington cannot afford to be so wasteful in front of goal this evening when they are given a second opportunity to overcome West Auckland in the FA Cup.

Missed chances costly for Quakers in FA Cup

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Having waited three years to return to the FA Cup, it would’ve been a damn shame to exit the competition after only 90 minutes.

Darlington held to a draw by West in FA Cup comeback

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:17pm Saturday 30th August 2014

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Quakers keen for return to Cup action

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Three years since their last FA Cup tie, Darlington today return to the prestigious knockout competition with the hope of enjoying an extended run.

Spennymoor make Taylor available for transfer

3:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

Spennymoor Town have transfer-listed striker Daniel Taylor.

Quakers ready for return to FA Cup action

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Few could have imagined the significance of the occasion when Darlington travelled to Hinckley United on November 1, 2011.

Brown at the double as Darlington draw at Burscough

Darlington and Stockton Times: INJURY: Gary Brown

10:20pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Burscough 2 Darlington 2

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.

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