Ravenhill helps~Darlo close gap


Winger Julian Joachim got behind the Magpies defence to put in a low cross, and although Ravenhill’s first effort was blocked, he was able to poke the visitors into a 45th-minute lead.

County created little apart from a five-minute spell in the first half in which Darlington goalkeeper David Stockdale was forced to save from strikers Ryan Jarvis and Jason Lee.

And the Quakers could have won more convincingly but for poor finishing from Rob Purdie, who twice blazed over from inside the box, while Bryan Hodge hit the crossbar from distance.

A scrappy second half saw frequent stoppages with little goalmouth action but despite five minutes of added time, Darlington held on comfortably.