Pre Season About To Kick Off

by Scott Thornberry - 11th July 2014

pre season about to kick off

Darlington kick off their pre season campaign tomorrow (sat) with an away fixture against Newcastle Benfield. The match is also former Darlington goalkeeper Andrew Graingers testimonial game for Benfield. Grainger was a product of the Darlington Youth system and its not often you hear of players staying at one club for over 10 years these days. A club statement reads “Andrew has been a loyal servant at Newcastle Benfield over the last 10 years". “He has been asked many a time to ply his trade elsewhere, in this age of upping sticks every year to a new club it is not only refreshing but remarkable in our level of the game for somebody to show the loyalty to one club in this way. “As a club we are truly grateful Andrew has shown this loyalty. He is one of the top keepers and long may he continue.”