Omar Holness heads for Bath City after leaving Darlington

Omar Holness. Picture: Andy Futers

Popular midfielder Omar Holness has joined Bath City, ending a two-year association with Darlington.

The 27-year-old wanted to sign for a club closer to his fiancé, who lives in Bristol.

He joins the National League South club having made 11 appearances in 2020-21 for Darlington, substituted in each of his four starts.

The Jamaican, who returned to the international scene in March when playing against USA in Vienna, arrived at Darlington in the second half of 2018-19 when Tommy Wright was the manager, though he had an auspicious start – sent off on his debut away to Nuneaton Borough.

But with his enthusiasm and endless running he became well-thought of among Darlington supporters.

Holness went on to make 54 appearances in Quakers colours and will be remembered for scoring some crucial goals, notably the opener in the 2-2 draw at Walsall in the FA Cup in November 2019.

He also scored in the previous round at Tamworth, and later in the same season netted the winner when Darlington toppled Solihull Moors in an FA Trophy replay.

Quakers begin pre-season training a week on Tuesday, while their first friendly is away to Newton Aycliffe on Tuesday, July 6 (7pm).

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