We turn our attentions to the weekend with a comprehensive preview of the National League North visit to Blackwell Meadows.
Darlington v Spennymoor Town
Saturday 28th January 2023, 3pm
National League North
Darlington have emerged as serious promotion contenders in National League North this season and come into this weekend’s meeting with Moors sitting third in the table.
However, Alun Armstrong’s men were frustrated by a late postponement at Banbury United last weekend, while they have lost three of their last four outings in all competitions.
The Quakers remain a massive threat though having scored an impressive 50 league goals already this season – more than any other side in the division.
The loss of top scorer Mark Beck to Solihull Moors earlier this week is bound to sting, but Darlington fans will be hopeful they have enough in the tank to deal with his departure.
One To Watch
Following the departure of Mark Beck, more focus may fall on to the talented Jack Lambert who is enjoying a wonderful season with The Quakers.
The Newcastle-born attacker has shown his capability to score spectacular goals and has been one of the key components in Darlington’s charge up the National League North table.
Head To Head
Darlington showed their goalscoring prowess when the sides met at The Brewery Field in the FA Trophy just before Christmas, running out 3-1 winners.
Earlier in the campaign the sides played out an eventful 1-1 draw in National League North when Jordan Thewlis’ goal cancelled out Mark Beck’s opener for The Quakers.
On The Whistle
Richard Holmes will be the man in the middle for Saturday’s game at Blackwell Meadows, and he will be assisted by Wayne Cooper and Rob Rees.
Moors fans can buy tickets online in advance for Saturday’s game and there is also set to be cash and card turnstiles in operation ahead of kick-off.
If you’re not heading to Darlington on Saturday then make sure you join us on Durham OnAir where we’ll be delivering full live and uninterrupted commentary.
We’ll be live from 2.50pm on Saturday, with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app, on DAB radio or on Freeview Channel 277.
Darlington have been installed as 19/20 favourites for victory on Saturday, while Moors are rated a 9/4 shot for three points and a draw is priced up at 23/10.