FOOTBALL-ENGLAND-Reggae Boy Holness goal in vain as Darlington lose.


Jamaican midfielder Omar Holness netted his sixth goal of the season for Darlington but the strike went unrewarded as the home side tumbled to a 4-2 defeat to English play-off rivals Farley Celtic in the National League North on Saturday.

Holness, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Friday, put the Quakers ahead in the 14th minute but missed chances and errors by goalkeeper Chris Elliott cost the home side dearly as they led 2-1 until the 68th minute before crumbling.

Darlington made a strong start and took a deserved lead. Build-up on the left led to Adam Campbell playing in Holness, who rounded goalkeeper Joshua Barnett before keeping his composure to roll the ball past a defender on the line.

Darlington missed a hatful of chances after the break with Bermudian striker Justin Donawa culpable more than once...

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