Date: 5th March 2008 at 7:51pm
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After a weekend date in the South East, Chester City travelled to the North East on Tuesday night to face Darlington in a re-arranged League Two encounter.

Sadly the Blues returned home empty handed as Darlington kept up the pressure on their promotion rivals thanks to a Pawel Abbott’s

oal in the first half.

The Blues did have a go and under the stewardship of caretaker manager Simon Davies, they made the Quakers fight for the three points.

Darlington took the lead in the 27th minute when Abbott headed in a right-wing cross from Julian Joachim that looped over the despairing reaches of City shotstopper John Danby.

Kevin Ellison and Kevin Sandwith both tried their luck in the hunt for an equaliser.

The second half was a scrappy affair, but with the half coming to an end, City came close to levelling the scored in the 73rd minute when Kevin Roberts headed a Tony Dinning cross over the bar.

City were denied again with just four minutes remaining when Darlington captain Steve Foster blocked a close-range shot from Chris Holroyd that looked destined for the back of the net.