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Book Launch Sees Over 150 People In Attendance

It was standing room only as over 150 people attended the launch of ‘In the Dying Seconds’ last night at the Dolphin centre.

In the dying seconds

Ray Simpson’s book chronicles the memories of players, staff and fans over two years as Quakers lifted the FA Trophy, entered administration, nearly ceased to exist and eventually went on to lift last season’s Northern League title.

Among the special guests signing the book were Wembley hero Chris Senior who scored the 120th minute goal to help Darlington clinch the FA Trophy. Also in attendance was former manager David Hodgson, former groundsman Andrew Thompson, Chris Moore, Jamie Chandler and current skipper Gary Brown.

It was a great night for all involved but particularly Chris Senior, who fans finally got a chance to properly meet – as he was released by the club just a couple of days after the win at Wembley.

“It was brilliant. You are never quite sure how many people are going to turn up but the numbers who came along, it was outstanding. It was a nice feeling but they were here to see other people as well and the money from the book is going to a good cause,” said Chris afterwards.

For those who couldn’t make it last night the book is now available to buy from Quaker Retail for just £10. There are also a very limited number of signed copies available. For those who live further away and would like a copy please get in touch with Dave Mills via email at