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Worksop’s FA Cup win means Consett’s league game there will be rescheduled

Consett’s scheduled Northern Premier League game at Worksop Town later this month will have to be rearranged after they progressed in the FA Cup today.

We were due to make a first-ever visit to The Tigers’ Sandy Lane ground in Nottinghamshire on Saturday 17 September for a 3pm kick-off.

But Worksop’s 5-0 win over Worcester Raiders today in the 1st Qualifying Round means they will be in FA Cup action instead that day. A new date for our fixture has yet to be announced by the league, though we may get a replacement fixture on 17th.

We were within minutes of having no midweek fixture this week either, as it took a 90th-minute winner for Shildon to beat Penistone Church 2-1 in their FA Cup tie.

This means we will travel to Dean Street twice in the space of five days – first in the league for a 7.45pm kick-off on Tuesday 6 September, before returning in the FA Trophy for a 3pm KO on Saturday 10 September.

The result of the latter game will dictate whether we have a game on Saturday 24 September, which at the moment has been left blank for the next round of the Trophy.

Gary Welford