The Mariner 20 Chester-le-Street Town LC COVERThe club’s matchday programme, The Mariner, has placed third in this season’s Northern League programme of the year competition.

The programme – edited by Daniel Prince and designed by Nenad Mijaljević – has had 36 issues so far, and has been well-sold throughout the campaign.

In the yearly competition, it ranked first in Northern League Division Two, and third in the Northern League overall.

In first place was Bedlington Terriers, with North Shields second, South Shields third and Jarrow Roofing fourth.

The club would like to thank all fans for their support of the programme so far this season.

The Mariner 01 Darlington cover (1)The club’s new-look programme, The Mariner, proved especially popular on Saturday for the pre-season friendly against Darlington.

It sold out within 30 minutes of kick-off ahead of the club’s first game back at Mariners Park, so a number of extra copies will be printed to satisfy demand.

Anyone who would like a copy of the programme, costing £1.50, can send an email to, or contact the club on Twitter ( or on Facebook ( so it can be arranged.

The 32-page, full colour edition features columns from chairman Geoff Thompson, manager Jon King and captain Leepaul Scroggins, as well as an extended interview with the latter.

There is also a focus on a special season in the club’s history, interviews with a number of players, information and history on Darlington FC and a whole host more, including a guest column with Ebac Northern League chairman Mike Amos, pen pics of the senior squad and an article on the club’s Under-18s side.

Those who would like a copy are asked to register their interest as soon as possible.