Girls' football team forms guard of honour for Darlington's first game of the season (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Girls' football team forms guard of honour for Darlington's first game of the season
1:55pm Sunday 18th August 2013 in News
YOUNG footballers formed a guard of honour to welcome Darlington Football Club to the pitch for the team’s first game of the season.
Bishop Auckland Girls Football Club’s under-six team players lined up at Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland, to welcome the Darlington and Warrington Town players on Saturday (August 17).
It was Darlington’s first game in the Evo-Stick First Division North after the team clinched promotion last season from the Northern League Division One.
Goals by Andy Johnson and Jonny Davis gave Darlington a 2-0 opening day win.
Beth Robinson, the team’s coach, said: “I approached Darlington and asked if it would be possible for the girls to be mascots.
“Darlington said 'yes' and the club offered me the first home game of the season. I decided to do it as the girls have worked real hard.
“The girls were excited and a few of the younger ones were nervous. Most of them are over the moon and were really excited about it.”
The youngsters, who train at Hunwick Cricket Club, near to Bishop Auckland, met the Darlington players before the game.
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