Quakers Are Born Again As Darlo Eye Lucky Number Seven

Anyone who plumped for Darlington as their National League North winners in pre-season might have given up hope within the first few weeks.

But things could be on the up for the revitalised Quakers.

After taking just three wins in their first 11 games of the season, Alun Armstrong's men are on the march with a six-game winning streak.

It's a run which has seen them book a place in the FA Cup First Round while putting themselves within one point of the top seven.

"It’s fantastic. I think everyone could see how much it means to the lads," boss Alun Armstrong told the club's video service.

"I was a little bit worried because we hadn’t had a game on Saturday. It’s happened before, when you lose that momentum, but the lads were outstanding. I’ve seen so many sides to this team now and I’m chuffed to bits.

"We’re on a great run, but at the end of the day we’ve only won two league games," he added. "It’s a long old season and there will still be times when we hit a bad run. That will happen. But we have just got to keep going."

This Saturday sees Darlington host Hereford at Blackwell Meadows as they look to make it seven straight wins.

And Armstrong has warned his players of the perils of being the team in form.

"We’re giving the fans something to shout about at the minute, but Saturday is going to be a very difficult game," he said.

"The games get tougher and tougher. What happens when you’re on a run like this, everyone wants to beat you. So we’ve got to expect a real tough game."

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