Ebac Northen League Division One
Celtic Nation 4 Consett AFC 4
Gillford Park Carlisle
September 8th 2013 3pm Kick Off
Attendance 182 (Cap 4,000)
Weather Mild And Wet +16
Celtic Nations was established in 2005, with current Chairman Steven Skinner a co-founder. The club was originally known as Gillford Park Spartans and joined Division Two of the Northern Alliance in 2005. They finished second in the first season in the division, and were promoted to Division One. In 2006 the club changed its name to Gillford Park, winning Division One of the Northern Alliance at the first attempt, earning promotion to the Premier Division.
After finishing third in the Premier Division in 2007–08, the club finished second the following season, and were promoted to Division Two of the Northern League. In 2009–10 and 2010–11 the club finished eleventh in Division Two, before finishing second in 2011–12 and earning promotion to Division One.
In 2012 the club adopted its current name, and also attracted sponsorship from Frank Lynch, an American millionaire. The extra money allowed the club to sign several ex-professional players, including Paul Arnison, Adam Boyd and Graeme Lee.
Former Newcastle United assistant manager Mick Wadsworth was appointed manager in late April 2013 with Mick revealing that he had turned down an assistant manager role at a League One side to take up the challenge at Celtic Nation.Tony Caig was later appointed as a goalkeeper coach for the club and would be working the side part-time alongside his duties at Carlisle United. From Wikipedia