"Bucks looking to do double over Darlo"
Match Date : March 7th, 2020 3:00 pm
Competition : National League North
Ground : New Bucks Head
Kick Off : 15:00
The Bucks face North East opponents for the second weekend in a row. …………
Darlington will be the visitors to the New Bucks Head this Saturday. Telford drew 3-3 at the Quakers County Durham neighbour’s last weekend and will be eager for all three points this time around – despite some good recent performance, the Bucks have only picked up two wins so far in 2020.
Darlo, meanwhile, picked up four wins from their first six games of the new year, but are currently winless in five. That recent sequence has seen the Quakers slide to 10th, but they are just seven point behind 7th-placed Spennymoor and have a game in hand – so Alun Armstrong’s side will still be focussed on a playoff push.
Armstrong arrived in May having led Blyth Spartans to the playoffs last season. And Armstrong brought some of his former Spartans with him, including David Atkinson, Louis Laing and Jarrett Rivers. Up front, another new face, ex-Notts County and Morecambe striker Adam Campbell, has impressed with 13 goals so far this term.
The Bucks came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Blackwell Meadows earlier this campaign, with Marcus Dinanga bagging a second half hat-trick. And Gavin Cowan’s men won last season’s encounter at the New Bucks Head too, running out comfortable 3-1 winners on the first weekend in March.
Telford’s last four games have all been on the road, so Cowan and his men will be looking to impress in the first game at the New Bucks Head in over a month.
AFC Telford United
Last five: W-D-L-W-L
Last result: Boston 1-0 AFC Telford United
League position: 14th
Top scorer: Marcus Dinanga (11)
Last five: L-L-D-D-D
Last result: Darlington 1-1 Brackley Town
League position: 10th
Top scorer: Adam Campbell (13)
Darlington website: https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/
You can purchase your tickets for Saturday’s match online here. Tickets will remain on sale up until kick-off.