Consett sign striker from National League North side Blyth Spartans

Consett are delighted to announce the signing of a new striker, Dale Pearson, from National League North side Blyth Spartans, on a long-term contract.

A strong, quick forward with an eye for goal, the 24-year-old left Croft Park by mutual consent this week after playing three times for the club, who he joined from Newcastle Benfield in the summer.

A lethal finisher who made his name with 76 goals in a season for Hazlerigg Victory in the Tyneside Amateur League, he adapted effortlessly to the Northern League, scoring regularly at West Allotment Celtic.

That earned him a move to Dunston, and then Morpeth Town, where he was a teammate of Luke Carr’s, and an unused sub in the 2016 FA Vase final. 

Since then he has played for Blyth Town, West Allotment again, and Ashington, before spending last season at Benfield.

Consett chairman Frank Bell said: “We are delighted to have added Dale Pearson to our strike force.

“It’s a signing we have been working on for several months, with Dale initially deciding to go to Blyth Spartans – and who can blame him for wanting to play at the highest level possible? 

“This week he became available, and we were delighted to get him. He’s a very direct striker who can get goals, and one we have needed since the start of the season.

“We have put considerable effort into securing a striker – there are not many good ones around. However, Terry and Graeme now have the player they wanted.”

Dale is expected to go straight into the squad for this Saturday’s game against Whitley Bay at Belle View, kick-off 3pm.

Mark Bell