Consett got their preparations for their first-ever season in the Northern Premier League underway with a 4-2 friendly defeat to Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park.Continue reading “Consett’s opening friendly ends in defeat at Berwick Rangers”
Consett will begin the preparations for the biggest season in their history by travelling to Berwick Rangers for their first pre-season friendly this Saturday, 2 July.Continue reading “Consett begin their pre-season build-up with a border raid on Berwick”
Consett AFC are delighted to announce that former skipper Danny Craggs has agreed to rejoin the club for the 2022-23 season.Continue reading “Ex-skipper Danny Craggs rejoins Consett as they prepare to make Northern Premier League bow”
Popular midfielder Matty Slocombe has pledged his future to Consett AFC by signing a new contract – and has been made vice-captain as the club prepares to step up to the Northern Premier League.Continue reading “Consett appoint Matty Slocombe as vice-captain for new season – and he agrees new contract”
Mark Foden, who played against Consett at Wembley, has signed for the club after long-serving goalkeeper Kyle Hayes announced he is leaving.
Kyle, who has been at Belle View for four and a half years, informed the club this week that he is unable to commit to playing in the Northern Premier League for personal reasons.
He made 169 appearances for the club, including the delayed 2020 FA Vase final at Wembley, where Mark Foden was his opposite number in the Hebburn Town goal!
A key member of our Durham Challenge Cup-winning side of 2018, Kyle also made a reputation for himself as a penalty taker as well as saver!
Chairman Frank Bell said: “We are sorry to lose Kyle, who has been our goalkeeper for the last four years, but personal circumstances mean he cannot commit to the extra demands of the Northern Premier League.
“We are very grateful to Kyle for his loyalty, and for some vital saves, especially the one in the 98th minute at Histon in the game which won us promotion. Thank you and good luck to him and his family.”
Mark Foden is 26 and comes from Glasgow. He came up through the youth ranks at Hartlepool United before joining Ross County, and having loan spells at Stirling Albion and Stenhousemuir.
After a season at Gateshead he had a spell out of the game before joining Blyth Spartans in March 2019.
After playing two games on loan at Consett early in the 2019-20 season to cover for Kyle’s absence on holiday he joined Hebburn Town permanently, and became their first-choice keeper.
He played against Consett in the FA Vase final at Wembley, and was promoted to the Northern Premier League with Hebburn at the end of the 2020-21 season.
He missed only one NPL game last season, but was released at the end of his contract in the summer when a new manager came in.
Manager Andy Coyles said: “Mark has lots of experience at higher levels, including spending last season in the NPL with Hebburn. He’s looked good in training, and is looking forward to showing us what he has to offer.”
Consett AFC are pleased to announce the appointment of Uefa ‘A’ licence-holding coach Richie Hill as manager Andy Coyles’ new No 2.Continue reading “Consett appoint ex-Middlesbrough coach Richie Hill as their new assistant manager”
Consett have made Kieren Aplin, a versatile left-footer who was recently released by Gateshead, their sixth signing of a busy summer.Continue reading “Ex-Newcastle and Gateshead player Kieren Aplin becomes Consett’s sixth summer signing”
Pacy attacker Cyril Giraud has today agreed terms to become Consett’s fifth signing of the summer, ahead of our Northern Premier League bow.Continue reading “Consett make French winger Cyril Giraud their fifth signing of the summer”
Consett AFC rounded off a successful 2021-22 season last night by staging their first presentation evening in three years at the Belle View Stadium clubhouse.Continue reading “Consett AFC celebrate a season of success at their 2021-22 presentation night”
Consett AFC are delighted to announce the signing of one-time Sunderland professional Adam Mitchell from West Auckland Town.
The 28-year-old has agreed terms to become a Steelman after five seasons at West, in which he scored 18 goals in 98 appearances.
One of them was an absolute screamer which he put into the top corner from 25 yards when West beat Consett 3-1 at the Wanted Stadium last September.
He’s a player who’s been on Consett’s radar for some time, and Chairman Frank Bell said he’s delighted to have finally got his man.
Adam began his career as a schoolboy at Sunderland, and made his way through the ranks until he made his debut for the first team at Tottenham in May 2013.
He was a regular in the reserves in 2013-14, but was loaned out to Darlington near the end of the season, and eventually released.
After trials at several clubs he signed a two-year contract with Darlington, where he made 109 appearances, scoring 14 goals, and then had a year with Spennymoor Town, helping them win promotion to the National League North.
He joined West Auckland in August 2017, initially on loan, before making the move permanent. He was part of the team which won the Durham Challenge Cup in 2021.
Two more of our promotion-winning squad, Dan Marriott and James Martin, have agreed contracts with the club, with several others already tied down.