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.
Steelmen keeper Jeffries looks forward to Avenue FA Cup clash
“The biggest game in the club’s recent history” – that was the verdict of Consett AFC’s keeper Peter Jeffries as his side prepares to welcome Vanarama National League North club Bradford Park Avenue to County Durham.
“It’s a massive game for everyone at the club. Our manager Colin Myers (pictured below left in his time with Blyth Spartans) called it the biggest game at Consett for a long time and I think it is the biggest game in the club’s recent history. Bradford Park Avenue are a big club in non-league terms, a former Football League club too so it is a big occasion.
Hopefully there will be a big crowd and we can make it tough for them to come up here”
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…)