29th May 2017

I was at the Consett AFC Annual awards dinner last night where Chairman Frank Bell handed out various awards. Andrew Pearson, Club Treasurer, was given the Chairman’s award for his dedication to the club Andrew kept the books right as well as deputising for the club secretary who had to work away a lot. Andrew also liaised with the printers for the programmes too. As if that wasn’t enough, he announces the teams just before the match over the tannoy. Andrew was literally invaluable this season.

Consett’s First XI were somewhat overshadowed by the achievements of the Under 21’s side this season who won a stunning Quadruple! Watch out for players like Chris Rogan, Michael Brown and Mackenzie Milner, all have a future at Northern League and perhaps even higher. There are others too that could break through. In the women’s football league, Consett Ladies AFC also won promotion to the local Division 1, so success all round.

Alas, poor Consett FC didn’t win anything apart from the Yellow/Red card naughty boys league table, however, I am not disheartened. We had a tantalising run in the FA Cup that could have been so much better and I believe we are only 2, possibly 3 good signings in key positions away from challenging for the Northern League title and might surprise a few people this season.

As fans we are waiting to find out which Northern League stars will be joining us as new signings. No word as yet.

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