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Darlington v Dunston UTS

Quakers take on Dunston UTS tomorrow evening as they begin a hectic period of fixtures.

Following the meeting with Dunston Darlington are due to play six games during September. October is even busier for Martin Gray’s men with a further seven Northern League fixtures on the horizon.

Despite the busy period Darlington and their supporters should be relishing the upcoming games having so far recorded maximum points from their first three league games. Darlington have recorded wins over Bishop Auckland, Marske United and most recently Consett and will be hopeful of doing it again against Dunston.

Tomorrow night’s visitors Dunston won the FA Vase last season. An Andrew Bulford brace secured the Fed a 2-0 victory at Wembley but the club have endured something of a hangover since then. Dunston are currently bottom of the table and one of only three teams without a point.

Despite Darlington’s excellent start to the season and Dunston’s disappointing early results Gray and his players will be taking nothing for granted tomorrow evening. A positive result could once again put Quakers top of the table again ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.

One player who will be even more keen to record a win on Friday night will be Adam Nicholls. The midfielder was part of the West Auckland side who were beaten by Dunston.

Speaking in tomorrow night’s edition of the Quakers he said: “We finished on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline, but it was a fantastic feeling to walk out on the Wembley pitch before the game. To see my friends and family in the crowd was a great feeling, and to play on that pitch is a memory that I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life.”

Darlington’s game with Dunston kicks off at 7.30pm.