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Darlington FC Supporters Group launches website

Darlington FC Supporters Group launches website

HIGH HOPES: Phil Turnbull believes Darlington will be challenging for the Evo-Stik Premier Division title this season. Picture: GATESHEAD FC

Turnbull: Darlington are better than some clubs in the Conference

WE MEET AGAIN: Action from Sunderland's game with Darlington last summer. The teams meet again at Heritage Park on Thursday, July 9.

Darlington cancel six friendlies

Darlington sign midfielder from Gateshead

Darlington sign midfielder from Gateshead

RECOVERY: Darlington's Graeme Armstrong is on the road to recovery after surgery in May to remove half of his pancreas

Darlington striker Armstrong making a good recovery

FITNESS FIRST: Ian Watson has been putting his Darlington team-mates through their paces this month

Darlington put fitness first ahead of return to training

END OF AN ERA: Andrew Thompson is leaving Darlington, for whom he has served for many years as groundsman and then kitman

Thompson leaves Darlington

ON THE MOVE: Former Darlington goalkeeper Sam Russell has signed for Gateshead. Picture: TED BLAIR

Former Quakers keeper joins Gateshead

NUMBER ONE: Darlington's Peter Jameson. Picture: DAVID WOOD

Jameson needs to become a 'big mouth', says Darlington boss

IN RESERVE: New Darlington goalkeeper Jim Provett, pictured in his Hartlepool days

Former Hartlepool keeper to be Darlington reserve

THIRD SIGNING: Kevin Burgess, left, has become Darlington manager Martin Gray's third signing since the end of the season

Burgess one of my best signings, says Darlington manager Gray

NEW SIGNING: Kevin Burgess, left

Darlington sign defender from Whitby

COMMEMORATIVE: The front cover of Darlington's special promotion programme.

Darlington launch programme and DVD celebrating promotion

GOING UP: Tom Portas takes the ball past Bamber Bridge's Jon Macken. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Portas predicts a step up in class for Quakers

IN CHARGE: Martin Gray on the sidelines during the Evo-Stik First Division North playoff final at Heritage Park last month against Bamber Bridge. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Gray looking forward to the next challenge after first three years as Darlington boss

NEW RECRUIT: Darlington signing Adam Nowakowski, who has joined from Harrogate Town

Quakers could again look outside region for new talent

GOALKEEPER: Sunderland's keeper Costel Pantilimon was a key factor in Sunderland's survival bid

Scott Wilson's North-East Team of the Season

NEW ARRIVALS: Darlington manager Martin Gray has appointed three new scouts. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Three new arrivals at Darlington

COURT DATE: Former Darlington manager Dave Penney has been charged with assaulting a police officer

Former Darlington manager in court charged with assaulting police officer

NEW SIGNING: Adam Nowakowski has joined Darlington from Harrogate Town.

Gray makes his second signing

LAST TIME: Darlington's Adam Mitchell, left, battles for the ball with Sunderland's Billy Jones last summer

Darlington to face Sunderland again

Darlington's name remains the same

Darlington's name remains the same

TRIALS: Martin Gray

Martin Gray Academy holding trials

IMPACT: The moment Bamber Bridge goalkeeper Lee Dovey collided with Graeme Armstrong, leading to the Darlington striker requiring an operation on his pancreas. Picture: NICK BURTON

Darlington striker Armstrong vows to make a speedy recovery

FANS FORUM: Darlington manager Martin Gray

Gray to appear at fans forum tonight

NEW ARRIVAL: Darlington signing Rob Youhill in action for Harrogate RA. Picture: MARK P DOHERTY

Youhill hopes to recreate partnership with Cartman at Quakers

NEW SIGNING: Rob Youhill has joined Darlington from Harrogate RA. Picture: Mark P Doherty, Caught Light Photography Limited

Darlington sign winger from Harrogate RA

HIGH TIMES: Darlington players and Martin Gray celebrate promotion last Saturday. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

REVIEW OF THE SEASON: Promotion means job done for Darlington

INJURY WOE: Darlington's Graeme Armstrong collides with Bamber Bridge goalkeeper Lee Dovey in stoppage time. Picture: NICK BURTON

Serious injury puts Darlington striker in hospital

Vote for Darlington's goal of the season

Vote for Darlington's goal of the season

INJURY WOE: Darlington's Graeme Armstrong celebrates after scoring in Saturday's play-off final. He later sustained abdominal injuries and is now in hospital in Newcastle. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington striker in hospital four days after sustaining injury in play-off final

NEW DEAL: Darlington's Alan White. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

New deal for Darlington defender White

ON THE UP: Darlington are promoted to the Evo-Stik Premier Division. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

MATCH REPORT: Darlington enjoy long-awaited play-off final success

Evo-stik First Divison North playoff final at Hertiage Park, Bishop Auckland between Darlington 1883 and Bamber Bridge.  Darlington's Nathan Cartman scores the first goal of the game.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (24975292)

Quakers hero Cartman saves best until last

ALL-TICKET: Fans on the pitch at full-time celebrate Darlington's promotion, but many of the club's fans could not buy a ticket. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Disappointed Darlington fans miss out on final

Evo-stik First Divison North playoff final at Hertiage Park, Bishop Auckland between Darlington 1883 and Bamber Bridge.  Darlington players celebrate at the final whistle.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (24975328)

Team effort crucial in Quakers' success, says Gray

GOING UP: Manager Martin Gray is hoisted aloft as Darlington celebrate winning their win second promotion in two seasons. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington delight after winning promotion play-off final

SAME AGAIN? Darlington's Terry Galbraith and Martin Gray at the end of Wednesday's win over Spennymoor Town. Today Quakers are in the play-off final. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington focused on the final

ALL-ACTION MIDFIELDER: Darlington's Leon Scott, right

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Enigmatic Scott is Darlington's model semi-pro

LATE DRAMA: David Dowson celebrates scoring Darlington's winning goal late on in Wednesday's win over Spennymoor Town. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington's play-off final is sold out

Darlington fans queue at Blackwell Meadows this morning

Tickets for Darlington play-off final are sold out

EMOTIONAL: Darlington manager Martin Gray on the pitch at full-time after last night's dramatic match with Spennymoor Town. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington manager Martin Gray: My passion for the club came through

GOAL HERO: David Dowson celebrates his late match-winner. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Darlington 3 Spennymoor Town 2

MAGIC MOMENT: David Dowson celebrates his last-minute goal. Picture: Chris Booth

MATCH REPORT: Dowson the hero as Darlington clinch dramatic win over Spennymoor

EYES ON THE BALL: Stephen Thompson and Lewis Dodds tussle for the ball. Picture: Chris Booth

Darlington make play-off final as Dowson strikes at the death against Spennymoor

ALL SMILES: Terry Galbraith, left, and Martin Gray after last night's win over Spennymoor Town. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington play-off final tickets on sale today

DARLINGTON vs SPENNYMOOR - LIVE BLOG

DARLINGTON vs SPENNYMOOR - LIVE BLOG

HAPPY SCENES: Winning goalscorer David Dowson celebrates with Darlington reserve goalkeeper Mark Bell

The waiting is over as Darlington finally have cause to celebrate

PROMOTION HOPES: Darlington manager Martin, whose side this evening face Spennymoor Town in the play-offs. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Gray warns Quakers against complacency

FAMILIAR FACE: Joe Tait, left, will be part of the Spennymoor Town team this even that faces his former team Darlington in the play-off semi-final.

Darlington v Spennymoor Town - how play-off semi-final could be won

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