Darlington 3 Peterborough Utd 1

Basic Information

Date 13th January 2007.
Stadium The Darlington Arena, Darlington, England
Competition League Two.
Attendance 3,005 (274 away).
Officials Rob Shoebridge.

Keith Alexander takes Posh's spending up to £800,000 and promptly sets a new club record of 6 league defeats in a row. New signings Micah Hyde and George Boyd start the game brightly, then Adam Smith scores his first goal for the club. Posh surrender their lead, however, and Peterborough-born Julian Joachim scores his second brace of the season against his home-town club to end Darlington's own run of 8 defeats in a row. After the game Alexander insists that he has no fear of the sack, "Why should I be worried about my job? I've been here six months and even Sir Alex Ferguson couldn't turn Manchester Utd around in that time." He leaves the club on Monday afternoon.


Dave Penney
Martin Gray (assistant)
Starting line-up
24 Lee Jones (loaned from Blackpool)
7 Neil Wainwright
10 Clark Keltie
11 Simon Johnson (-78')
12 Julian Joachim Goal Goal
15 Tim Ryan
18 Brian Close Yellow Card
25 Alun Armstrong (-89')
26 David Rowson
28 Evan Horwood (loaned from Sheffield Utd)
30 David Wheater Goal (loaned from Middlesbrough)
1 David Stockdale
3 Craig James (+78')
4 Darren Holloway
6 Kalusivikako Ngoma (+89')
32 Sean Reay
Peterborough Utd
Keith Alexander
Starting line-up
1 Mark Tyler
2 Josh Low
4 Mark Arber
5 Guy Branston (-52')
6 Micah Hyde
7 Adam Newton
8 Richard Butcher (-71')
14 Aaron Mclean Yellow Card
27 Adam Smith Goal (-64')
28 Craig Morgan
30 George Boyd
10 Trevor Benjamin (+64')
11 Peter Gain (+71')
20 Simon Yeo
23 Ben Futcher (+52')
31 Shwan Jalal