We travel to Brackley on Saturday looking for our first win of the season.
Despite goals from Stephen Thompson and Reece Styche, a late Glen Taylor goal meant we had to settle for a 2-2 draw against the Moors, but at least we gained our first point of the season after losing to Curzon Ashton on Saturday.
Brackley lost on the opening day at Bradford Park Avenue 1-0, but bounced back with a 3-1 win over Alfreton on Tuesday night.
Over the last two seasons we have won once, drawn once and lost twice against Brackley, although they won both meetings last season by 3-0.
They had a very impressive 2017/18 season as they won the FA Trophy and just missed out on promotion with playoff final defeat at Harrogate.
Darlington manager Tommy Wright has this to say about the game:
Kick off on Saturday is at 3:00pm and updates on the game will be made from the club’s Facebook, Twitter and Website. Live Commentary will be broadcast on Darlo Fans Radio from 2:30pm.
Darlington left back Ben O’Hanlon is missing because of a one match suspension for his red card against Curzon Ashton, but midfielder Liam Hughes comes back into the squad after being unavailable in midweek. Centre half Jonny Burn is slowly recovering from a back injury, he’s hoping to be fit for Wednesday’s home game against Blyth
August 7th Spennymoor (away) drew 2-2 Thompson, Styche
Maddison, Trotman, O’Hanlon, Elliott, Collins, Galbraith, Henshall (Saunders 61), Wheatley, Styche (sub Nicholson 80 mins), Ainge (sub Syers 70 mins), Thompson. Subs not used: Bancroft, Vaulks,
August 4th Curzon Ashton (home) lost 1-2 Ainge
Maddison, Trotman, Collins, Galbraith, O’Hanlon; Elliott, Hughes (sub Saunders 80), Nicholson (sub Henshall 63), Wheatley; Styche, Ainge.
Subs: Syers, Bancroft, Vaulks.
Current league position: 17th
August 7th Alfreton (home) won 3-1 Murombedzi 2, Ndlovu
Brackley Town: Lewis, Lowe, Franklin, Byrne, Hall, Dean, G.Walker (Fairlamb 75), Armson, Ndlovu (Nti 90+2), Murombedzi, A.Walker. Subs unused: Graham, Smith, Myles.
August 4th Bradford PA (away) lost 0-1
Brackley Town: Lewis, Lowe, Franklin, Byrne, Graham (Fairlamb 63), Dean, G.Walker, Armson, Smith (Nti 66), Ndlovu, Murombedzi (Myles 77). Subs unused: A.Walker, Hall.
Current league position: 10th
Ticket prices for this match are as follows: (The price includes access to all seated areas).
£12.00 Adults, £6.00 Over 60’s and concessions U18’s and students £3.00 U10’s free.
The matchday programme will be available inside the ground, priced at £2.00.
Carp Parking is £2
Kick off on Saturday is at 3:00pm , updates on the game will be made from the club’s Facebook, Twitter and Website. Live Commentary will be broadcast on Darlo Fans Radio from about 2.30.
There’ll be plenty of after match reaction on the official website with goals and interviews over the weekend.
Directions to Brackley Town FC Postcode NN13 7EJ
From the South (M40 & A43)
From, or crossing the M40 at Junction 10, follow the A43 towards Northampton. (The road is a dual carriageway all the way to Brackley – 9 miles). At the large roundabout at the bottom of the hill as you approach the town, take the 2nd exit signposted Brackley (South).
* After approximately 100 metres, take the 2nd exit at the mini roundabout (Tesco store on the left, Mercedes / Petronas Formula One Racing on the right), and follow the road towards the town. The New Locomotive public house is almost immediately on the left hand side and Churchill Way is the next turning on the right as you go up the hill. (Signposted Football Club). Turn into Churchill Way and follow this road which leads directly into the Club car park.
From the East (A422 Buckingham)
From Buckingham, follow the A422 to Brackley (8 miles). The A422 joins the A43 at a roundabout as you enter the town at the bottom of a hill. Take the first exit (signposted Oxford, A43 & M40) and follow this dual carriageway for approximately three quarters of a mile. At the next roundabout, take the last exit signposted Brackley (South). Then follow the directions marked * above.
From the West (A422 Banbury & M40 Junction 11)
Leave Banbury at the M40 junction 11 and follow the A422 (signposted Brackley). After approximately 8 miles go straight over the first small roundabout and follow the signs for the A43. About a mile further on the road passes a Tesco store on the left and almost immediately take the first exit at the roundabout signposted Brackley (South). Then follow the directions marked * above.
From the North (A43 Northampton, M1 and the A5)
Leave the M1 at Junction 15A and follow the A43 South (signposted Oxford & M40).
After approximately 8 miles the road crosses the A5 at a roundabout just outside Towcester. Follow the A43 past Silverstone to Brackley and at the first roundabout (BP garage), take the first exit (signposted A43, Oxford & M40). At the second roundabout, take the second exit (signposted A43, Oxford & M40). At the third roundabout, take the third exit (signposted Brackley, South). Then follow the directions marked * above.
Club telephone No. 01280 704077 Postcode NN13 7EJ