Adam Bartlett 8 – made a couple of strong saves and decision making was good with home fans on his back

Josh Law 7 – assured with his distribution and not unduly troubled defensively

Hamza Bencherif 7 – could have cleared lines better on a couple of occasions, but kept battling

Jonny Burn 6 – troubled by Styche’s robust approach prior to facial injury

David Ferguson 7 – disciplined and refused to get caught up in occasion on his return to former club

Adriano Moke 7 – passed with accuracy and made the right decisions in possession

Alex Pattison 8 – could have made better decisions in final third, but drove forward well with the ball

Sean Newton 7 – put in a good shift and rewarded for willingness to get a shot away

Aidan Connolly 8 – claimed two assists and was a genuine creative spark for the team

Amari Morgan-Smith 8 – never stopped running and unsettled Darlington defence from first whistle

Jon Parkin 8 – could have had goals either side of his penalty, but had nerve to win his team another three points from the spot

Substitutes: Dan Parslow 7 – sensible (for Burn, 20), Daniel Rowe (for Connolly,78), James Gray (for Morgan-Smith, 88).

Subs not used: Sean McAllister, Luke Simpson.

Star man: Connolly