Consett have been handed a home tie against South Yorkshire side Maltby Main as we enter this season’s FA Vase competition.
We enter at the 2nd Round stage after reaching the 2019-20 final, and ties were due to take place on Saturday 28 November.
However, the forthcoming second national lockdown means that will have to be rearranged.
Maltby Main are from Rotherham, and play in the Premier Division of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League (NCEL). They are currently 6th, and unbeaten away from home.
They have already played a Northern League club in this year’s FA Vase, beating Newcastle University 3-1 in the 1st Round.
We have faced many NCEL sides in national cup competitions over the years, but this will be our first-ever meeting with Maltby Main.
Ourselves and fellow finalists Hebburn Town find ourselves in the unusual position of entering the 2020-21 FA Vase competition before we have played last season’s final. There’s no new information on when that might be, though The FA remains committed to holding the final at Wembley.
Other 2nd Round ties involving Northern League sides are:
Guisborough Town v Liversedge
Hebburn Town v North Shields
Stockton Town v Charnock Richard or Ashington
Jarrow v Warrington Rylands
Ryhope CW v Abbey Hey or Hemsworth MW
Barnton or Bacup Borough v Seaham Red Star
Hallam or AFC Blackpool v Shildon
1874 Northwich v West Auckland Town