Consett will be in the hat for the 4th Round draw of this season’s FA Vase – but face a replay against Wythenshawe Town to secure their passage.
The Steelmen and their hosts couldn’t be separated after two hours of football at Ericstan Park, drawing 1-1 after extra time.
They weren’t at their best against dogged opponents from the North West Counties League Division One South, though both sides will feel they could have won the tie at the first attempt.
After a goalless first half, the Manchester side took the lead in the 72nd minute when Consett keeper Kyle Hayes brought down Jack Timmins in the area, and Brad Byrne fired home from the penalty spot.
Six minutes later Consett were level as Dale Pearson scored his 22nd goal in 22 games, heading in from close range, pictured, after Wouter Verstraaten had helped on Luke Carr’s cross.
Consett finishing the game strongly, but were denied a winner by home keeper Callum Jakovlevs, and 30 minutes of extra time failed to find a winner.
The replay will take place at Belle View Stadium at 3pm on Saturday, 7 December, which means our scheduled league trip to Guisborough Town is postponed.
- Full match report and more pictures HERE.