Tag: Friday football

Friday night festive football as Consett’s trip to Whickham is brought forward

Consett fans will be free to go present shopping on the last Saturday before Christmas, after our league game at Whickham was brought forward.

Originally due to take place on Saturday 25 January 2020, it was rescheduled for Saturday 21 December, and will now be the previous night, Friday 20 December, kick-off 7.30pm.

Our last visit to the Glebe on 12 January this year was a stormy affair which ended in a 2-2 draw, with Darren Holden and then-manager Chris Moore shown red cards.

Our home league game against Newcastle Benfield, which was due to be on Saturday 30 November, has been postponed due to both clubs’ FA Vase commitments, and will now take place on Saturday 28 December, KO 3pm.

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Friday night football returns to Belle View as Thornaby agree to switch

Consett are to play a home league game on a Friday night for the first time in six years.

The club have decided to switch from a traditional Saturday 3pm kick-off on a one-off basis, in a bid to encourage more supporters along to Belle View.

The game chosen is against newly-promoted Thornaby, and it will now take place on Friday, August 16, with a 7.45pm kick-off, instead of the following afternoon.

Consett AFC chairman Frank Bell said: “We have fond memories of Friday night games against Spennymoor and Bedlington in our first season at the stadium.

“They attracted good crowds because it meant both Newcastle United and Sunderland fans could watch our game on the Friday night, as well as their ‘other’ team on the Saturday.

“We decided to try it again this season, and our opponents Thornaby and the Northern League have kindly agreed to move our game to the Friday night.

“We hope both sets of fans – and any groundhoppers in search of a match to watch – will be rewarded with a good game of football.”