Match 19
26th October, 1968
Darlington v ECFC
Football League

Saturday, 26th October, 1968 Darlington (away), won 2-1
Football League

This was the break we had all been waiting for. City went on to the Darling ton ground with the idea of hitting them early and going on to win, not merely draw, and this more enterprising attitude paid off.
A lot of credit goes to Peter Shearing for his brilliant double save from a penalty in the 13th minute, for who knows what would have happened if Darlington had gone ahead then. As it was we scored through Mike Balson (23 min.) and Alan Banks (58 min.) and we might easily have got as many as six goals. Alan Gauden scored for Darlington just before half time.

Team-Shearing; Smyth, Blain; Kirk ham, 'Harvey, Curtis; Corr, Banks, Balson, Mitten, Pleat.

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