Consett v Penrith



Consett left it late but finally managed to grind out a 2-1 win against a dogged Penrith side at Belle View Stadium

And they used up a slice of luck too, with Jake Orrell’s corner going straight in to give them an injury-time winner in the Northern League Division One game.

Consett dominated in terms of possession and chances, but the Cumbrians defended superbly until the very last kick, when their hosts got the bit of luck their display deserved.

The Steelmen took the lead in the 31st minute, when Dale Pearson was fouled near the corner of the box. Orrel floated in the free-kick, and Ross Wilkinson was there to guide home a header, pictured below.

The lead lasted just two minutes as Penrith responded well, scoring from their first clear-cut chance. Max Brown broke down the right, fired the ball across and Michael Williamson poked it home at the second attempt.

It remained 1-1 at half-time, and the second half saw Consett up their game considerably, laying siege to the visitors’ goal.

On 54 minutes a fine cross from Carl Lawson on the right saw Penrith keeper Luke Miller tip Ali Alshabeeb’s close-range header onto the bar, and then save Pearson’s follow-up on the line.

Matty Cornish replaced Alshabeeb in the 58th minute, and Consett immediately looked more threatening, even when they lost Pearson for 10 minutes after he was sent to the sin bin for dissent.

Miller saved Cornish’s shot with his outstretched leg, then palmed over Darren Holden’s well-struck effort as Consett piled on the pressure.

Cornish had two more attempts saved by the young keeper, Pearson blazed over the bar from Orrell’s cross, and then Miller made a brave stop at Pearson’s feet as Penrith defended for their lives.

Just when it seemed like Consett were going to have to settle for a point, the fourth minute of added time saw Jake Orrell swing over a corner from the left, and it missed everyone in the middle before bouncing up off the wet pitch and ending up in the top corner.

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.



Date Time Competition Season
17/10/2020 3:00 pm Northern League Division One 2020-21


Belle View Stadium
Belle view stadium, Delves Lane, Consett DH8 7BF, United Kingdom




Kyle Hayes Goalkeeper
Simon Jakab Defender
Darren Holden Defender
Calvin Smith Midfielder
Nick Allen Defender
Ross Wilkinson Defender
Arjun Purewal Defender
Jake Orrell Midfielder
Carl Lawson Forward
Daniel Marriott Midfielder
Dale Pearson Forward
Luke Carr Midfielder
Ali Alshabeeb Forward
Matty Cornish Midfielder
Lewis Green Midfielder
Matty Slocombe Midfielder


Luke Miller Goalkeeper
Ric Faustino Defender
Adam Prentice Defender
James Metcalfe Defender
Grant Davidson Defender
Dave Hewson Defender
Sean Law Midfielder
Ryan Errington Midfielder
Luke Brown Midfielder
Max Brown Forward
Mikey Williamson Forward
Matty Coombe Midfielder
Shaun Gardner Forward
Cameron Harker Defender
James Best Forward