News: Citizens agree short-term Consett ground share

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.


Club Statement: Durham City AFC announce ground share

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Durham City AFC with it’s current ownership has been refused to play out of New Feren’s Park. As such the club needs to find a new location to play it’s Northern League Fixtures.

Agreement has been reached to play it’s home games out of the Belle View Stadium, Delves Lane, Consett which is the home of Consett AFC.

This will meet the club’s current short term needs but it is the clubs intention to return to its home town of Durham as soon as that is feasibly possible.

Any location will be required to meet the ground grading requirements with playing in the Northern League and the associated competitions.


Match Report: Consett – Marske United (Mark Hathaway)

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…)

Match Report : Consett – Bedlington Terriers ( Andrew McDonnell)

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…)

Consett AFC 3 Marske United 2 FA Vase (Mark Hathaway)

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…)