Citizens agree short-term Consett ground share
After long weeks of uncertainty, Durham City have agreed to ground share with Consett, an agreement ratified by the league.
The club will not be returning to New Ferens Park but has begun the process of finding a new home in Durham.
Sedd Leisure, which owns New Ferens Park and the adjoining Soccarena, had held meetings with club chairman Olivier Bernard and other officials but were unable to reach agreement on the terms of a return to the ground.
Consett 1 Marske United 4
Following their magnificent win at Guisborough on Easter Monday, which kept up the pressure on their near neighbours at the top of the table, Marske were forced into two changes to their starting eleven. Austin Johnston was suspended having accumulated 10 bookings and Tom Bott was unavailable, so into the team came Josh Myers at right back and Reece Kelly onto the right wing. Consett lined up with Joel Dixon partnering Michael Mackay up front with Luke Sullivan on the right hand side of midfield. Consett were missing Chris Moore and Aristote Guerin-Lokonga but their line up still looked strong and the team had only lost twice at home all season in the league, scoring 61 goals in the process. (more…)
Terriers Swept Aside by Consett
By Andrew McDonnell
Bedlington Terriers failed to capitalise on their superb performance against West Auckland last week as they were swept aside by Consett at Belle Vue Park.
The Terriers took the lead through Andrew Keenan, however lack of concentration allowed the Steelmen to go in at the break 3-1 up. (more…)
Marske went out of the FA Vase after a close game against Consett which took 120 minutes to separate the two teams.
Marske manager Carl Jarrett had two changes enforced on him from the team that comfortably beat West Allotment Celtic the previous Saturday. Austin Johnston was suspended following his 5th yellow card of the season in the previous round against Barton Town Old Boys and Danny Brunskill was cup-tied having played for Bishop Auckland earlier in the competition. Into the team came Glen Butterworth and Connor Hood. In addition, Cameron Park dropped down to the bench with Reece Kelly coming into the starting eleven on the left hand side of midfield. For the home side, centre half Dan Madden was suspended following his sending off against West Auckland. There was a healthy crowd of over 300 in Belle View, swelled significantly by around 150 Marske fans, the majority of them having taken advantage of free coach travel offered by Marske chairman Peter Collinson. (more…)