Whitby Town relish big gate for Darlo derby

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Whitby Town gaffer Darren Williams is looking forward to a money-spinning local derby with Darlington 1883, who were promoted at the weekend.

The County Durham outfit beat Bamber Bridge 2-0 in the EvoStik League first division north play-off finals, with former Blue Graeme Armstrong on target in a game played in front of 1,800 supporters.

Williams is hoping that level of support will ensure a bulging gate when Whitby and Darlington meet in the top flight next season.

“It counteracts the fact that FC United of Manchester are up and Darlington will being just as many,” he said.

“It will be nice to get them on a Bank Holiday or a Saturday. You’ve got Blyth still there too and there are some big games, especially from a crowd point of view and financially, it could be masssive for us.

“I think it will be an interesting league.”