Consett’s away game at Tadcaster Albion moved back 24 hours

Consett’s away game at Tadcaster Albion, which was rearranged for the end of this month, has been moved back 24 hours.

The game was originally due to be at the So-Trak Ltd Stadium in Ings Lane, Tadcaster (LS24 9AY) on Saturday 21 January, but was called off due to a frozen pitch.

It was initially rearranged for Tuesday 28 February, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

However, Leeds United are playing in the FA Cup 5th Round at Fulham that night, in a game being screened live on TV, so Tadcaster asked Consett if they would be willing to move the game back to the following night.

The Steelmen said yes, and the Northern Premier League approved the switch, so the game will now be played on Wednesday 1 March, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

A limited number of places are available on the official club coach to the game, priced at the standard away fare of £20.

These can be booked at the clubhouse and must be paid for in advance. The departure time is yet to be arranged, but is likely to be between 4pm and 4.30pm.

If you’re planning on making your own way there, it’s a fairly straightforward journey of around 1hr 45mins, via the A68 and/or A1(M).

Leave the A1(M) at Junction 45, taking the first exit onto Moor End/A659. Follow the signs for Tadcaster until you reach High Street. Turn right, then turn left onto New Street, and left again into Centre Lane.

Car parking is available at the ground, and also next to the nearby John Smiths Brewery, which you’ll see at you approach the ground.

Consett have played at Tadcaster once before, on 11 August 2012, the opening day of the 2012-13 season, when we drew 1-1 in an FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie.

Gary Welford