MATCH PREVIEW – Consett AFC – Emirates FA Cup

The Green Army travel to County Durham today for the 1RQ of the Emirates FA Cup, where we are hosted by Consett AFC at the Belle View Stadium Kick Off is set for 3pm, and you can click here for directions & ticket information! 

Avenue go into the game after a 4 game unbeaten league run, drawing against Bamber Bridge and Guiseley while on the road, and beating Morpeth & Ilkeston Town at the Horsfall. 

Consett go into the game on a 6-game unbeaten run, claiming a first win of the season against Kendal Town in the FA Cup, followed by league wins against Winterton Rangers, Penrith, a draw against Dunston, followed by two more wins against Sheffield FC and Avenues last FA Cup opponents Ashington. 

Bradford (Park Avenue) and Consett have a history in the FA Cup, playing out a 2-1 draw while away in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. 

Consett had already won three FA Cup ties to reach the round, and it took late goals from Chib Chilaka and Richard Marshall to avoid an upset after Consett went 1-0 up after 74 minutes. 

After last seasons FA Cup drubbing at Ashington, Mark Bowers side will look to put things right in the North East today. Stay tuned to our socials for live updates!