It’s been a mental weekend of football.
The end of the Football League season never fails to be packed full of drama, as clubs make last ditch attempts to achieve their objectives.
Northampton won 3-1 at Barrow, meanwhile, Rovers inflicted a brutal 7-0 thumping on Scunthorpe United to pull off the incredible feat.
It was the story of the weekend… or was it?
Darlington Town snatch glory in spectacular fashion
Darlington Town fans might have something to say on that matter given the non-league team snatched the Wearside First Division title, all thanks to their 19 goal winning margin.
Well, they only actually needed an 11 goal margin, but the team from the North-East left nothing to chance.
Heading into the final game, Darlington knew they needed Chester-Le-Street to slip up in their game against Wolviston.
LAST MATCH OF THE SEASON— Darlington Town FC (@DarloTownFC) May 5, 2022
We host @Annfield_Plain on Saturday in a massive last match of the season
It’s a massive game with the league title still in the balance depending on results elsewhere, regardless of the outcome, it would be great to finish the season with a win ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/K7GyqH8tRD
Should they draw, Darlington would need to make up the -10 goal difference deficit and score one more in order to seize the title.
Unlikely? Yes. Hopeless? Most certainly not.
And Darlington wasted no time in seizing the initiative, scoring in the first 30 seconds of the game.
Check out how the encounter unfolded below:
1-0 Darlo Town – Ryu Williamson (1 minute)
2-0 Darlo Town – Ben Wood (9 minutes)
3-0 Darlo Town – Dec Brown (13 minutes)
4-0 Darlo Town – Ryu Williamson (14 minutes)
5-0 Darlo Town – Dec Brown (19 minutes)
6-0 Darlo Town – James “Bushy” Beauchamp (20 minutes)
7-0 Darlo Town – Dec Brown (30 minutes)
8-0 Darlo Town – Stevie Johnson (32 minutes)
9-0 Darlo Town – Ben Wood (33 minutes)
10-0 Darlo Town – Ben Wood (36 minutes)
11-0 Darlo Town – Lewis Henry (41 minutes)
12-0 Darlo Town – Lee Hastie (45+ minutes)
13-0 Darlo Town – Stevie Johnson (54 minutes)
14-0 Darlo Town – Lewis Henry (56 minutes)
15-0 Darlo Town – Lewis Henry (60 minutes)
16-0 Darlo Town – John Jacob (65 minutes)
17-0 Darlo Town – Stevie Johnson (68 minutes)
18-0 Darlo Town – Stevie Johnson (74 minutes)
19-0 Darlo Town – Dec Brown (81 minutes)
Just look at the regularity of those goals, incredible!
Chester-Le-Street managed a mere 0-0 draw away at Wolviston, which meant that Darlington Town had pulled it off!
CHAMPIONS !!!!! pic.twitter.com/m259THGMH1— Darlington Town FC (@DarloTownFC) May 7, 2022
Football… you couldn’t write it.