The Northern Football League
Published 8th June 2012
Amar Purewal and Arjun Purewal, formerly of Durham City, were two of the latest arrivals which all come from Northern League clubs.
As well as the Purewals, also moving to Darlington are Chris Emms from Billingham Synthonia and ex-West Auckland Town midfielder Marc Ellison.
Amar Purewal, a forward, scored twenty goals in thirty-four games last season in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League while his brother, a centre back, was an ever-present, playing in all forty-six first-team matches for the Citizens. The brothers moved to Durham from Bishop Auckland in 2010 and a Durham spokesman last night said: “Once they had made a request to leave, the club did not want to stand in their way even though they were under contract, and an amicable settlement was reached.
“The club would like to thank the two players for their valued contribution and efforts both on and off the field and their exemplary behaviour and wishes them the very best at their new club.”
As part of the deal, Darlington will head to Durham for a pre-season friendly on August 4th.
Emms, a right-winger, joined Synthonia in January, scoring eleven goals in eighteen appearances.
He has previously played for Billingham Town, Spennymoor Town and Blyth Spartans.
Ellison, a central midfielder, joins from Newcastle Benfield for whom he signed for in March after being sacked by Shildon for playing in a Sunday League Cup final.
He disobeyed orders from the manager and appeared for his Sunday side, Kelloe WMC, in a cup final the evening before the Railwaymen’s home game with Billingham Town.
The four arrivals came three days after manager Mark Gray signed his first six players, meaning the squad is beginning to take shape a month before the team begins pre-season training on July 7th.