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Darlington V Chester FC - MATCH THREAD
What Will The Outcome Be?
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Rio Doherty
post Mar 15 2019, 07:33 AM
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We will be back on the road tomorrow afternoon where we travel to County Durham to take on Darlington away, which presents us with a chance to keep our slender hopes alive. Also, we will be returning to the North East which certainly hasn’t been our happy hunting ground in recent times. However, if we are to put those woes (along with our general away day woes) out of the window then we have to do it fast.

Going into the last few weeks of the season we still have a number of points to play for on the road as tomorrow we have Darlington, in a few weeks we have Nuneaton Borough, on Good Friday we face Ashton United and on the last day we travel to Alfreton Town. Out of these matches we will have to muster at least 10 points to stand a chance, as we have a few difficult home matches to play.

Darlington have had a difficult season as they have spent most of it in the bottom half and are in a poor run of form with them winless in five. I’m sure they will make things tough for us as they aren’t out of the woods just yet, so will be wanting to get a couple of wins to ensure their survival. Also, our opponents will have learnt a lot from our deserved 3-1 win back in December so will be a tough nut to crack. This used to be a regular fixture back in our Football League days, but sadly a lot has changed since then. In 2010 we went out of business, and just a few years later Darlington folded as well. Then, in 2012 they reformed under the name of Darlington 1883 (although since then they have reverted back to Darlington FC), and immediately got a couple of promotions to return to the National League North. During 2012-16 Darlington had to groundshare with Bishop Auckland, but in 2016 they moved back into the town where they now play their games at Blackwell Meadows. Compared to Feethams and the Darlington Arena, Blackwell Meadows is somewhat of a dump due to Darlo groundsharing with Darlington Rugby Club, hence it doesn’t really look like a football ground. To their credit Darlington have built a couple of stands to improve the ground, but Blackwell Meadows is nothing like their previous homes.

Anyway, we have to come back with all 3 points if we can to make sure the gap doesn’t extend. Draws just aren’t enough as this is the time of the season where everything matters. In the second half against Leamington we played okay, but we spent too much time dilly-dallying with the ball to eventually come out with two dropped points. We can have all the possession in the world but if we can’t make any end product, then games like that will prove to be costly. Hopefully we will come up with a different game plan tomorrow to put us in a good position. I am looking forward to making the trip North now. Come On You Blues!

Score: Darlington 1-2 Chester FC (McKenna, Asante)
Attendance: 1,462 (237 Chester FC)

My predicted lineup:
Shenton
Jackson Howson Livesey Grand
McKenna Roberts McAllister Mahon
Asante Dudley

COYB!


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Rio Doherty
post Mar 15 2019, 06:31 PM
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My match preview:
https://youtu.be/601dj4VsyJ0


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Moody Blue
post Mar 15 2019, 10:14 PM
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There's an amusing article by the excellent Harry Pearson in the current edition of WSC about a match between Darlington and Southport at Blackwell Meadows last month.
His pen portrait of the referee in particular is priceless. Those travelling tomorrow might be interested to read it - the ground which Darlo share with the rugby club looks quite rural.
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Rio Doherty
post Mar 15 2019, 10:56 PM
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A precautionary pitch inspection will take place at 09:00 tomorrow due to the bad weather forecast.


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archie thomas
post Mar 16 2019, 09:57 AM
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QUOTE (Rio Doherty @ Mar 15 2019, 10:56 PM) *
A precautionary pitch inspection will take place at 09:00 tomorrow due to the bad weather forecast.

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Rio Doherty
post Mar 16 2019, 10:03 AM
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The I suppose it’s best to have it called off now after what happened to us at Eastleigh and Halifax. Don’t think they bothered to put any covers on though which is frustrating.

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