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Curry is hot stuff as Consett Ladies sign off in style – but must wait for news on promotion

Consett Ladies AFC ended their season in gr-eight style today with a thumping 8-0 win over Chester-le-Street United Women Reserves at Belle View.

Top scorer Steph Curry, pictured top, was the star of the show, helping herself to FIVE goals, with Courtney Cain and Nicola Price also on the scoresheet.

But the biggest cheers were reserved for Tracey Embleton, pictured below, who was captain for the day and weighed in with a goal of her own in her last game before retirement.

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The result confirms Consett Ladies as runners-up behind Sunderland AFC Women U23s in the Durham FA Women’s League One, but they will have to wait to find if it’s enough to earn promotion.

Manager Matt Gatiss paid tribute to his side, who also enjoyed a best-ever run to the 2nd Round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup in what’s been a memorable season.


“It was a nice way to round things off, and in the second half we were relentless. It was really satisfying and a real bookend to the season.

“That was competitive game No 50 for us [over two seasons], and if you look at the first game to now, it’s a different universe.

“To be able to be pushing teams like Sunderland with the resources they’ve got, to lose only once in the league, record points and record goals scored, has been really satisfying from a coaching point of view. Whichever way it [promotion] falls we’ll be ready for the challenge.”

The manager also paid tribute to Tracey Embleton, who was playing her final game before hanging up her boots.

Great career

“Tracko has been class this year. She came in at the start of the season and adapted really quickly. She’s had a great career in women’s football.

“She’s played around the area, played for [Chester-le-Street] Amazons, played for Consett in the past and getting a goal was the perfect way to end.”

  • Pictures courtesy of Keith Marley.

Gary Welford