Darlington 0 Sunderland 2
Greg Halford was Sunderland`s only new signing on display at the TFM Arena tonight. He put in a steady performance for his debut in front of 5,500 travelling fans.
We started the game well with a lot of possession and testing the Darlington keeper regularly. We finally broke the deadlock when Leadbitter`s cross-found Wallace just outside the area. Wallace took a touch and buried the past the helpless Darlo keeper.
Keano Changed practically the whole team at half time just leaving the impressive Clarke and Wallace on. The team seamed more vibrant after the break with the injection of pace from Hysen and Stokes.
The second goal was created by Big Stan he picked out Stokes with an excellent long ball, Stokes collected the ball using cracking control to fetch the ball down before placing the ball in the bottom corner.
Sunderland`s Line up
Fullop (Ward 45)
Halford (Kay 45)
Nosworthy (Varga 45)
Colins (Donohue 45)
Leadbitter (Hysen 45)
Kavanagh (Yorke 45)
Whitehead (Miller 45)
Murphy (Stokes 45)
Connolly (John 45)
A classy display from the former West Ham player
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