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Old boy Emmo brings his Richmond side to Consett for friendly

Former Consett striker Adam Emson is bringing his Richmond Town side to Belle View Stadium for a pre-season friendly.

Now 36, Adam is joint manager of the North Yorkshire club, who play in the Wearside League 1st Division.

They have agreed to play the Steelmen on Saturday July 10, as part of both clubs’ preparations for the 2021-22 season.

Adam played 59 games for Consett in an 18-month spell between 2008-09, scoring 23 goals.

His Northern League career also saw him play for Shildon, Bishop Auckland and Northallerton Town, among others.

Adam Emson wheels away after making it 2-0 to Consett at Whitley Bay in 2009. Pic: John Paul Hardy.

The clubs’ previous pre-season meeting, on 1st August 2018, saw Michael Mackay, pictured top, and Michael Sweet both help themselves to hat-tricks in an 8-1 Belle View win for Consett.

Only four of the Steelmen on duty that day are still with the club – Mackay, Matty Slocombe, Calvin Smith and Arjun Purewal.

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Matty Slocombe is one of just four Consett survivors from our previous meeting with Richmond Town in 2018.

Jason Newall, who played for Richmond that day, is now their co-manager alongside Adam Emson.

Confirmation of the Richmond fixture now means Consett’s pre-season schedule so far looks like this (with more games to be added):

Tuesday 6 July (H) v Morpeth Town 7.30pm

Saturday 10 July (H) v Richmond Town *

Tuesday 20 July (A) South Shields 7.30pm

*Kick-off time to be arranged

Gary Welford