Donawa showing versatility at Darlington
Justin Donawa, the Darlington forward, demonstrated his versatility in his team’s previous outing in the Vanarama National League North.
The Bermuda player started in attack, but switched to a defensive role after right back Michael Liddle went off with an injury just before half-time in the 2-0 home win over Southport last weekend.
“We came into a problem early on and the gaffer [Alun Armstrong] asked me to play more of wingback role on the opposite side,” Donawa said. “I would have liked to be in attack throughout the game, but I was still able to get forward and help out defensively.
“The gaffer has been telling me to just get the ball and go, use what I’ve got, which is pace. I get behind and around guys and I was trying to do that early on and even later in the game. I was getting a little tired, but I was still able to get balls in the attack.”
Donawa, who hit the side-netting early on, was substituted in the 87th minute.
Tyrone O’Neill and Adam Campbell netted for Darlington who handed previously unbeaten Southport their first loss of the season.
“I’m pleased to get some more minutes and then even more pleased for the win and a clean sheet, which is something we have been struggling with lately,” Donawa added.
“It’s really good to put a performance in as a group against a side that was previously unbeaten.
“As much as I’m pleased with my own performance, I’m really pleased with the team performance and for us to get a win in front of all of the fans that came out. They have stuck by us through the tough times recently.”
Donawa’s Bermuda team-mate Osagi Bascome also started the match for Darlington before coming off in the 80th minute.
Darlington are away to Altrincham in the Vanarama National League North tomorrow.
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