Consett for once had only a passing interest in the draw for the opening rounds of this season’s FA Vase, which were made by the FA today.
Hebburn Town, West Auckland and Stockton Town will also remain interested spectators until then, while Newcastle Benfield enter in the 1st Round.
Today’s 1st Qualifying Round FA Vase draw threw up 10 all-Northern League ties:
Bishop Auckland v Billingham Synthonia
Bedlington Terriers v Heaton Stannington
Willington v Whickham
North Shields v Tow Law Town
Northallerton Town v Billingham Town
West Allotment Celtic v Penrith
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion v Ashington
Shildon v Chester-le-Street Town
Whitley Bay v Newcastle University
Guisborough Town v Washington
Depending on our clubs’ success against opponents from other leagues, there could be up to nine more all-NL ties in the next round.