OUT-of-form Sheffield Tigers will have to wait until 2013 to get back to winning ways at Dore Moor.
The club suffered their second successive home defeat - and their fourth in a row in National League Two North - as Darlington Mowden Park emerged victorious 31-12.
A converted try from Rory Duff put the Tigers on the back foot after 10 minutes, although they made the final scoreline look marginally more respectable through a penalty try and a superb Jamie Broadley effort.
But despite their dip in form, Tigers still sit in fifth position ahead of away trips to Hull Ionians and Preston Grasshoppers, who are second and fourth in the standings respectively.
Sheffield, meanwhile, slipped to fourth in the table in in North East One after losing 48-15 at table-topping Beverley, Andrew Kelly and Chris Dale grabbing their consolation strikes.