Darlington to hand debut to new recruit

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pre-season friendly between Darlington and Sunderland at Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland. Darlington's Amar Purewal.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (10962513)

9:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Darlington want to build a run of good form and face Harrogate RA this evening when they will hand a debut to a new signing.

Darlington bring in Blyth defender

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Darlington are to sign in left-back Ian Watson from Blyth Spartans.

Live North-East Football Live Blog: Saturday, September 26

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:08pm Friday 26th September 2014

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Gray back on the bench for Darlington's trip to Ossett

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALL-SQUARE: Darlington's Jordan Robinson, left, chases Radcliffe Borough's Sam Grimshaw during Tuesday's 1-1 draw. Picture: PETE GRAY

9:02am Saturday 27th September 2014

Darlington have slipped to ninth and intend to end their winless run when they today travel to the team one place below them in the table, Ossett Town, and manager Martin Gray will be back on the bench.

Darlington to face Spennymoor again

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:41pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Darlington will travel to Spennymoor Town in the first round of the Durham Challenge Cup next month.

Gray is absent and it’s six without a win for Quakers

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:38am Wednesday 24th September 2014

DARLINGTON are winless in six matches, after being held to a disappointing draw at Radcliffe Borough.

Quakers aiming to climb the table

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

This evening’s match at Radcliffe Borough heralds the beginning of league matches in four successive midweeks for Darlington and, Martin Gray hopes, an opportunity to climb up the table.

Darlington hope for another three-point haul

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Darlington today aim to collect three points for the second time in two days having finally been awarded a victory from their abandoned opening game of the season.

Darlington awarded three points

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:36am Friday 19th September 2014

Darlington have been awarded three points by Evo-Stik League officials following their abandoned game with Warrington Town on the first day of the season.

Darlington will be test for Salford City, believes former Manchester United defender Gary Neville

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Salford City visit the North-East tomorrow when they face Darlington at Heritage Park. In an exclusive interview, Ray Simpson spoke to Gary Neville, one of Manchester United’s Class of ’92 who are backing the Evo-Stik First Division club.

Quakers blown apart by Blyth strikers

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Blyth strikers Dan Maguire and Robbie Dale showed Quakers how to take their chances as Darlington crashed out of the FA Cup at Croft Park last night.

Teenager Cocks in from the start, Hatch to play at the back

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:36pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Teenager Adam Cocks comes into the Darlington side as one of three changes to the team that drew with Blyth at the weekend.

Tricky trip to Skelmersdale awaits Quakers if they see off Blyth

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRE-SEASON: Martin Gray’s Darlington welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon

10:18am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TRIP to Evo-Stik Premier League leaders Skelmersdale United lies in wait if Darlington overcome Blyth Spartans at the second attempt in this evening’s FA Cup replay.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gray happy to have selection dilemma

7:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

DARLINGTON boss Martin Gray admits he has a selection headache ahead of today’s game at Burscough.

Contrasting emotions for Gray and Ainsley after derby

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:38am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SPENNYMOOR TOWN manager Jason Ainsley admitted last night’s 2-0 EvoStik First Division North derby defeat to Darlington was like watching “men against boys”.

Match Report: Spennymoor 0 Darlington 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

GRAEME ARMSTRONG scored twice as Darlington beat Spennymoor 2-0 in the EvoStik First Division North derby at Brewery Field.

Team news: Spennymoor v Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPENNYMOOR and Darlington have both named unchanged teams for tonight’s EvoStik First Division North derby at Brewery Field.

Moors and Quakers ready for a big test

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:33am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DARLINGTON manager Martin Gray insists tonight’s derby at Spennymoor’s Brewery Field is no different to any other Evo-Stik League game.

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Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:27am Saturday 16th August 2014

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Warrington could face league charge after refusing to continue game

7:16pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Warrington could be charged by the Evo-Stik League for failing to fulfil a fixture after they refused to re-take the field against Darlington today for “health and safety reasons”.

Darlington ready to get their season underway

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRE-SEASON: Martin Gray’s Darlington welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon

9:18am Saturday 16th August 2014

DARLINGTON manager Martin Gray is confident his team is ready for the new season - and is backing Quakers to go one better than last season.

Quakers offer cheap admission offer to rival suppoters

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pre-season friendly between Darlington and Sunderland at Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland.  Darlington's Stephen Thompson and Sunderland's Valentin Roberge.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8403900)

10:06pm Monday 11th August 2014

DARLINGTON have linked up with Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland to offer season ticket holders of those clubs the chance to watch the Quakers at reduced prices this season.

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.

Perception of progress differs for North-East clubs

Darlington and Stockton Times: RETURN TO BRIGHTON? Gus Poyet

4:15pm Friday 8th August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED spent the vast majority of last season in the top half of the table, yet by May, a sizeable section of their support was calling for Alan Pardew’s head.

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.

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 draws in first round of Doodson Sports League Challenge Cup

10:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

The first round draw for the Doodson Sports League Challenge Cup was made yesterday and it saw Darlington paired with Whitby Town. The game will take place at Heritage Park on Wednesday, November 12.

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.

Match Report: Darlington 1 Sunderland 5

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:11pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SUNDERLAND kicked off their pre-season preparations with a successful run out as they claimed a 5-1 win over Darlington at Heritage Park.

Darlington ready for Sunderland test

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRE-SEASON: Martin Gray’s Darlington welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon

7:03am Saturday 19th July 2014

DARLINGTON manager Martin Gray hopes his players will “rise to the occasion” when they welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon.

Quakers to face Spennymoor in opening week of new season as Evo-Stik League fixtures announced

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:29pm Thursday 17th July 2014

NEIGHBOURS Darlington and Spennymoor Town will play each other in the opening week of the 2014-15 season in the Evo-Stik League First Division North.

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.

Sunderland's friendly with Darlington is an all-ticket affair

Darlington and Stockton Times: Football Team Logo for Sunderland

1:02pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SUNDERLAND supporters have been warned that Saturday's pre-season game with Darlington is all-ticket - with no tickets available on the day of the game.

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.

Hatch and Armstrong set to play at Newcastle Benfield

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

NEW signings Liam Hatch and Graeme Armstrong will both line-up for Darlington in their first pre-season friendly this afternoon.

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.






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