TERRY Mitchell has told of his pride at becoming the manager to end Consett’s long wait to reach Wembley.
The Northern League Division One club will meet North East rivals Hebburn Town in the 2019-20 FA Vase final after a 12-month wait to get the eagerly anticipated tie arranged.
However, that anxious wait is trivial compared to the 122 years that Consett have waited to make an appearance in the final of a national cup competition.
That will come to an end tomorrow afternoon when Mitchell leads his players out onto the hallowed turf and the former West Allotment Celtic boss simply can’t wait to get out there.
“It’s a massively proud moment,” he told The NLP. “I can’t wait. We are all getting more excited the closer we get.
“It is every coach’s dream to go to Wembley with their side and it is probably my greatest achievement in the game.
“It’s been mad, I still haven’t technically completed a full season as Consett manager with everything going on with Covid.
“But this is a great achievement to reach Wembley and I am so proud of the players, the club, the staff and my coaches that we are the ones to help Consett into the final.”