Grimsby Town face a trip to Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 27 games played, Mighty Mariners have recorded 8 wins, and Darlington have come away with 12 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, as the The Quakers edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 01 Nov||Grimsby Town||1 - 2||Darlington||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Mar||Darlington||3 - 2||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Tue 04 Dec||Grimsby Town||0 - 4||Darlington||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 20 Jan||Grimsby Town||0 - 1||Darlington||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Fri 29 Sep||Darlington||2 - 2||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 17 Jan||Darlington||0 - 0||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 20 Aug||Grimsby Town||0 - 1||Darlington||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Darlington have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the The Quakers in those games, with 6 conceded.
Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Mighty Mariners have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Darlington lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 48 points from their 28 games so far. Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 30 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Quakers, as the Mighty Mariners have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Darlington||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Grimsby Town||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
No win in the 5 most recent games.