New dates agreed for Consett’s festive fixture v Ashington and away trip to Pontefract Collieries

Consett and Ashington have agreed to move their scheduled New Year’s Day fixture forward two days.

The Northern Premier League Division One East game at Belle View Stadium will now be on Saturday 30 December, with a 3pm kick-off.

The clubs agreed to bring the game forward so players, officials and supporters can fully enjoy the New Year’s Eve’s festivities.

It also means supporters heading to the game won’t have to worry about there being no public transport on New Year’s Day.

Consett have also agreed to another fixture change – the away NPL game at Pontefract Collieries, which was due to take place on Saturday 16 December.

The game at Beechnut Lane will now be the previous evening, Friday 15 December, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Gary Welford