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Barnard Castle 2-0 Consett Reserves
Durham Minor Cup 3rd Round
Saturday 4th February 2023

Barnard Castle is a market town on the north bank of the River Tees, in County Durham.. The town is built around a medieval castle ruin. 

 The earthwork fortifications of the castle were rebuilt in stone by his successor, Bernard de Balliol I during the latter half of the 12th century, which gave the town its name.  The remains of the castle are Grade I listed and the chapel in the outer ward is Grade II listed, which are now in the care of English Heritage and open to the public.  Also in the town is the Bowes Museum which has an 18th-century Silver Swan automaton exhibit and paintings by Goya and El Greco.

The town broke the national news in May 2022 when a Tory twat (with a face a mother wouldn't kiss) broke his own government COVID-19 lockdown rules. The PM's chief advisor had driven to the town with his family while at a significant risk of having the disease himself due to contact with the infected Prime Minister. The arsehole drove there to test his eyesight to reassure his wife that he was able to drive them back to London the next day.

Crook & District League side Bowes FC joined together with Barnard Castle Youth in 2021 to become Barnard Castle FC. The new club joined the Wearside League at the start of this season. 


48 mile drive door-to-door 

Picked up Katie & Lee on the way 

Current Wearside League grounds visited 38/40



Barnard Castle

County Durham 

DL12 8LP

 The ground is outside the town centre, with the Bowes Museum in view from behind the bottom goal. The pavilion is at the top end of the pitch, which houses the changing rooms and also has kitchen facilities for spectator refreshments.

Barnard Castle 2(Robinson 36pen McDougall 46)

Consett AFC Reserves 0

Durham Minor Cup 

1.30pm ko

Att.78hc (and a lot of well behaved dogs)

 This Durham Cup tie had been postponed twice, but when it finally went ahead last Saturday it was abandoned following Consett player Olly Walton breaking his Fibia and Tibia. Barnard Castle were 2-0 up early in the second half when that match was halted, so naturally there was a repeat of last week’s events, with a first half penalty from Lewis Robinson and a goal straight from the second-half restart by Jamie McDougall, once more putting Barney two goals up and on their way to the Minor Cup semi-finals. The home team were worthy winners and the result could have been more convincing but for some fantastic saves from Luke Spoor in the Consett goal. 

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