Consett drawn at home to Whitley Bay in the next round of the League Cup

Consett have been handed a home tie against Whitley Bay in today’s draw for the League Cup Round of 16.

The Steelmen will face the Seahorses at Belle View on Tuesday, 28 January, for a place in the quarter-finals.

Amazingly, since we joined the Northern League in 1970, the clubs have only met twice in the League Cup.

The first was in the 2nd Round in 2006-07, when we won 6-3 at our old Belle Vue Park ground, and the second was in 2012-13, when we lost 3-1 at Hillheads, at the same stage of the competition.

Michael Mackay helped himself to four goals in the first game, and was also our goalscorer in the second.

The rest of the draw is as follows:

Whickham v Guisborough Town

Shildon v Jarrow

North Shields v Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

West Allotment Celtic v Heaton Stannington or Seaham Red Star

Ryhope CW v Newton Aycliffe

West Auckland Town v Sunderland RCA

Hebburn Town v Thornaby or Newcastle Benfield

Ties to be played January 28/29.