Boston United secured a fantastic away victory at in-form Darlington, but the question remains: are the Pilgrims in a promotion race or relegation scrap? As the full-time whistle blew the team in amber found themselves 11th in the table, eight points off the National League North’s play-off spots and the same number of points clear of the drop zone.The truth is they’re probably not really in with a shout of either, today’s important three points leaving them safe enough to not look panicked over their shoulder and just about close enough to the promotion-chasers to dreamThe Quakers were very much the form team going into the contest, having won their previous four matches at Blackwell Meadows and unbeaten in five fixtures.But the Pilgrims put in a near-perfect away performance on the soggy Darlington turf, taking the game to their hosts, controlling the majority of the play and scrapping at the back when needed, keeper George Willis not having a save of note to make … [Read more...] about DARLINGTON 1 BOSTON UNITED 2: The only way is up… or down?
Boston United are hoping to take an important step towards safety when they face a National League North double this week. The Pilgrims face two long slogs north to face both Darlington and Spenymoor.Saturday sees United play at Darlington’s Blackwell Meadows stadium for the first time, looking for three points that would edge them further away from the bottom three.The two sides played out a 1-1 draw at the Jakemans Stadium in September, with Kabongo Tshimanga on target for United.Kick off will be at 3pm.That contest will be followed by Tuesday’s night’s trip to Brewery Field to face the Moors (KO 7.45pm).Boston were beaten 3-0 by their opponents in the reverse fixture in August. … [Read more...] about Boston United planning for points in Darlington
Ibiza favourites Lovely Laura and Ben Santiago will be bringing a welcome blast of sunshine to Darlington’s first All Square Festival. The sax favourite - whose Ibiza performances have become a YouTube hit - and the Glitterbox DJ will be headlining the three-day party which is to make its debut on the first May Bank Holiday weekend. The festival will play out in Darlington’s Market Square on May 4-6 with a line-up of music, comedy and entertainment divided across four main events being hosted in a giant marquee. And the combined result promises something for everyone. A Bingo Revolution event - which will launch the festival on the Friday evening - will be a mischievous take on the popular game, with the addition of music, comedy and prizes alongside the bingo. Music-wise - on top of the headliners’ taste of their White Isle’s Ocean Beach Club sets - the bill will include Paul Taylor, who set up house music brand Retro, and Eurodance group Livin’ Joy - … [Read more...] about All Square Festival in Darlington
"Deliberate tampering" with a gas pipe caused an explosion in Darlington which has left a man fighting for his life, police have confirmed. Durham Constabulary have made the comment about the blast - at a house on Wordsworth Road - last month. Officers have also confirmed that a man taking to hospital following the explosion is still in a critical condition in hospital. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the blast - aa house on Wordsworth Road - at 6.20pm on February 19. Neighbours were evacuated from nearby homes following the explosion. Durham Constabulary are now investigating the cause of the blast and want anyone with any information to come forward. Three fire appliances, police and ambulance all attended the scene. Six people were evacuated from nearby houses. … [Read more...] about ‘Deliberate tampering’ caused Darlington gas explosion
World famous music acts are heading to our corner of the world for a three day entertainment extravaganza. Ibiza saxophone sensation Lovely Laura will lead a line up that includes DJs Ben Santiago and Paul Taylor, together with Italian dance group Livin’ Joy - of 90s hit I’m a Dreamer fame. And it’s all part of the All Square Festival, set for the May Day bank holiday weekend. The festival, from Friday, May 4, to Sunday, May 6, in Darlington ’s Market Square will feature music, comedy and entertainment. As well as the big name draws from sunny Ibiza, there’ll also be live tribute acts from around the country including Raver Tots for parents and toddlers, and Bingo Revolution, which promises a modern spin on the much loved game. “There really is something for everyone, and we’ve put a twist on every event, this is going to be three days of non-stop fun and the best part is that the full family can get involved,” said Jordan Jefferson, … [Read more...] about Saxophonist Lovely Laura to lead Darlington festival line up