First-ever visit to in-form Carlton Town is next up for Consett as first part of Easter double-header

Consett’s next game is on Easter Saturday, 8 April, when we make the trip to Nottinghamshire to face Carlton Town, who are desperate for points to lift them out of the relegation play-off places.

Despite their lowly 18th place in the Northern Premier League Division One East table, they are currently one of its form sides, with four wins in their last six matches.

They will also be out for revenge against the Steelmen, as we inflicted their heaviest defeat of the season in our first meeting, winning 5-0 at Belle View back in August.

The Millers play at The Bill Stokeld Stadium in Stoke Lane, Gedling, Nottingham (NG4 2QS) just off the A612 between Nottingham and Burton Joyce. It’s apparently not the easiest ground to get to, but there is ample parking (generally) once you arrive.

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Please note there is a ‘bus-plug’ on Stoke Lane between Emerys Road and the ground. As such, the only vehicular access route to Stoke Lane for the ground is from the A612. There is no access from the Burton Road end of Stoke Lane or from Emerys Road. If you drive through the bus-plug you can expect a ticket.

The journey is about three hours via the A1(M), A1, A614, A6097 A612 and A6211. The usual limited number of places is available on the official club coach to the game, priced at the standard away fare of £20. This must be booked and paid for in advance. Admission at the ground is £9 for adults, £7 for concessions and £3 for kids.

The Carlton game is followed on Saturday 15 April by the final away game of the season, when we head down to West Yorkshire for a first-ever visit to Brighouse Town, who are also in need of points to avoid the relegation fight.

They play at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium in St Giles Road, Hove Edge, Brighouse (HD6 2PL), which is a trip of about 2 hours 10 minutes via the A1(M), M1, M62, A58 and A649. An adult admission is £9, with concessions at £6 and £2.

Again, seats are available on the official club coach, but with it being the last away game of the season these are expected to be popular.

Gary Welford