Consett face end-of-season fixture pile-up after the League Cup game at North Shields is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Consett’s scheduled League Cup quarter-final at North Shields tonight was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch – and the Steelmen now face an end-of-season fixture pile-up.

A new date for the game at the Daren Persson Stadium will now have to be found, and it’s to be hoped Saturday’s visit to Whitley Bay, just up the coast, goes ahead, as we already have a heavy end-of-season fixture schedule caused by our progress to the semi-finals of the FA Vase.

After our second-leg tie against Bitton on Saturday, March 28, we already have 10 league games to play in 25 days in April, and now a re-scheduled League Cup quarter-final to fit in somewhere.