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History of the Darlington v Chesterfield fixture

Chesterfield travel to take on Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Spireites will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Darlington was back in January 2001, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a League Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Sat 20 JanDarlington0 - 3ChesterfieldLGE2
2000/2001Tue 26 DecChesterfield2 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
1998/1999Tue 12 JanDarlington0 - 2ChesterfieldASSM
1994/1995Sat 29 AprDarlington0 - 1ChesterfieldLGE2
1994/1995Sat 15 OctChesterfield0 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
1993/1994Tue 08 MarDarlington0 - 0ChesterfieldLGE2
1993/1994Sat 04 SepChesterfield1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the The Quakers in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Chesterfield however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Spireites, and 8 goals against.

Darlington are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League Two, and have accumulated 23 points from the 12 games they have played so far. Chesterfield are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 22 points from 12 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Spireites to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Chesterfield take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Darlington No sequences of note
Chesterfield 7 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.