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.


News: Steelmen keeper Jeffries looks forward to Avenue FA Cup clash

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”


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…)