A vastly superior Darlington 1883 side ran out comfy 5-0 winners at Matlock Town this afternoon.
With the visitors’ army of fans out in force, the game attracted a crowd of 745.
Nathan Cartman struck after three minutes and added a second on 16 minutes before Kevin Burgess all but wrapped up the points with six minutes to go in the first half.
After the break Liam Hardy made it 4-0 on 64 minutes and Stephen Thompson added the fifth 10 minutes later.
Matlock ended the day 15th with Darlington homing in on NPL leaders Blyth Spartans, four games and seven points behind them with Spartans beaten 1-0 at home by Halesowen Town.