Vanarama National League North play-off challengers Darlington have confirmed they are in discussions with the National League regarding their Blackwell Meadows home.

The Quakers moved into their new ground in December as they returned to their hometown for the first time since 2012.

However, there have been concerns over whether the ground meets ground-grading requirements to allow the club to compete in the Vanarama National League North play-offs this season.

At present the Quakers are sat in the final play-off spot, a point behind fourth placed Salford City and are level on points with Chorley and Stockport County.

With four games of the season Martin Gray’s side have a chance of extending their season, but whether they do or not could be dictated by a decision by the National League.

A Quakers club statement said “The Board of Darlington FC is aware of rumours concerning whether Blackwell Meadows meets the grading requirements to allow the club to complete in the National League playoffs.

Discussions are continuing with the National League and fans will be informed as soon as a decision is taken by the League.

The club will make no further comment until then on any of its media outlets”

Next up for Darlington is a trip to Alfreton Town on Saturday.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
Image: Darlington FC (Nick Burton)

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