East Durham students play match at The Quakers’ stadium in Darlington

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A GROUP of students got the chance to play out a college league match at the home of Darlington FC.

The match was organised at The Quakers’ 25,000-seat ground as part of a deal between the football club and East Durham College’s Elite Scholarship programme.

In September it took on a number of the apprentices let go by the cash-strapped conference outfit.

The inter-college match, between East Durham College and Darlington’s Queen Elizabeth sixth form, saw the Durham-based team beat their Darlo rivals 4–1.

The scorers for East Durham College were Neil Fannan, Ashley Lavan and man of the match Kurt Seymour.

East Durham College is inviting talented footballers to attend trials on April 4 and 11, to join the sport scholarship programme’s September intake.

They will be held at the College’s Houghall Campus, in Durham, and are open to boys who will be aged 16 or 17 on or before September 1.

For details call head football coach Ian McGuckin on 07973 158 832, or 518 8308, or email ian.mcguckin@eastdurham.ac.uk.