The Football Association has confirmed that their intention is to play the Buildbase FA Vase semi-finals and final this year, with fans able to attend.

No date has been set and the FA has a number of scenarios but options will be kept open until matches are once again being played.

Consett chairman Frank Bell said:

“This is great news for both ourselves and Hebburn Town.  This competition means so much to both clubs and their fans and gives us something to really look forward to when we’re back playing football.

“Clearly, it’s too early for the FA to be setting out when the matches will be played, but we’ll be ready whenever they set the dates.

“In the meantime I hope everyone keeps safe and well and I’d like to say a massive thank you to our wonderful NHS too.”