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Consett continue FA Vase final preparations with friendly win at North Shields

Consett continued their preparations for the FA Vase final with Hebburn Town with a 4-1 friendly win at North Shields today.

The game at the Daren Persson Stadium had to take place behind closed doors, but Terry Mitchell’s side were full value for their win.

Consett took the lead on 20 minutes when Carl Lawson’s corner from the left was headed into the six-yard box by Simon Jakab, and skipper Arjun Purewal was on hand to score with a glancing header.

Ali Alshabeeb was close to making it two when he beat two men in a run down the right, but saw his low shot bounce off the foot of the far post, with no one following in.

But the Steelmen did double their lead in the 38th minute when Matty Cornish was pushed over from behind as he surged into the box, and picked himself up to tuck away the resulting penalty.

On 54 minutes it was 3-0 when a Lawson cross from a short free-kick routine evaded Ross Wilkinson and Jakab, hit the post, and went in off Jakab’s head as his momentum carried him over the goal-line.

North Shields got one back on 62 minutes when Jamie Norvell supplied a close-range finish from a rebound after Kyle Hayes had made a good save against his old side.

But the three-goal advantage was restored in the last minute when good work by Nick Allen and Alshabeeb set up Aksel Juul to fire into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

An impromptu penalty shootout after the game also saw Consett run out victors, 4-3, with goalkeeper Kyle Hayes saving two North Shields kicks and scoring one himself!

On this day: 24 November 2018 – Consett beat North Shields in a nine-goal Belle View thriller

Consett sent out a message to their rivals at the top of the Northern League 1st Division with a thrilling 6-3 win over North Shields on this day two years ago.

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Consett will face Hebburn Town on FA Vase final weekend – in a Northern League game

Consett will play Hebburn Town on FA Vase final weekend after all – in a rearranged Northern League Division One game.

The postponement by The FA of the Wembley showdown between the clubs, which was due to take place on Sunday 27 September, left us both with a free weekend.

The league’s fixtures secretary has taken advantage of the postponement to arrange a league game between us instead, at Hebburn’s Green Energy Sports Ground.

Kick-off will be 3pm, and we’ll bring you ticket arrangements for Consett supporters as soon as we have them.

Several other league games have also been rearranged recently, as follows:

v Shildon (H), now Tuesday 20 October, 7.30pm.

v Newton Aycliffe (A), now Tuesday 27 October, 7.30pm.

v Ryhope CW (A), now Tuesday 3 November, 7.30pm.

v North Shields (A), now Wednesday 18 November, 7.30pm.

Consett kick off their Northern League campaign with three away games in a row, starting at North Shields

Consett will kick off their 2020-21 Northern League campaign with three successive away games – starting at North Shields on Saturday 5 September.

The fixtures for the new season, issued today, will then see the Steelmen travel to Ryhope CW and Seaham Red Star in the next two league fixtures.

It won’t be until our fourth match that we get to see a league game at Belle View, when we entertain Shildon on Tuesday 22 September.

The delayed start to the season means the games come thick and fast after that; we face West Auckland, Stockton Town and Whickham in consecutive home games in the space of eight days.

And for the first time in five years we could have a game on Boxing Day – we’re due to be away at Penrith, pictured below, on Saturday 26 December.

We will see in 2021 with a home game against Ashington on Saturday 2 January, and other notable fixtures include a mouthwatering clash with fellow FA Vase semi-finalists Hebburn at home on Saturday 5 December, with the return game on Saturday 17 April – our final away fixture.

The season is scheduled to conclude with a home game against Northallerton on Saturday 24 April, however there will almost certainly be plenty of fixture changes between now and then.

Our first competitive game of the season will be the home FA Cup tie against Ryhope CW on Tuesday 1 September (KO 7.45pm). Ticket details for this will be released next week.

We don’t enter this season’s FA Vase until the 2nd Round, on Saturday 28 November. There’s no word yet on when we might play last season’s semi-final against Bitton.

Consett youngsters handed a tough test against South Shields in the FA Youth Cup

Today’s draw for the Preliminary Round of the FA Youth Cup saw Consett given a tough draw against fellow North East non-league side South Shields.

Consett AFC Bulls U18s are again proud to represent the club in the national competition, but their task in the opening stage couldn’t be much harder.

The young Mariners went on a record-breaking run to the 3rd Round proper last season, before losing to a highly-rated Fulham U18s side.

Along the way they beat Gateshead, Carlisle United, North Shields, Harrogate Town, Morecambe and Hartlepool United.

Gavin Scott’s Bulls represented Consett in the competition for the first time last season, and gave an excellent account of themselves.

They came back from three goals down to draw 3-3 at Carlisle City, before losing a penalty shootout.

Ties are to be played in the week beginning Monday 7 September, with the winners progressing to an away tie at North Shields in the 1st Round Qualifying two weeks later.

Consett face end-of-season fixture pile-up after the League Cup game at North Shields is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Consett’s scheduled League Cup quarter-final at North Shields tonight was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch – and the Steelmen now face an end-of-season fixture pile-up.

A new date for the game at the Daren Persson Stadium will now have to be found, and it’s to be hoped Saturday’s visit to Whitley Bay, just up the coast, goes ahead, as we already have a heavy end-of-season fixture schedule caused by our progress to the semi-finals of the FA Vase.

After our second-leg tie against Bitton on Saturday, March 28, we already have 10 league games to play in 25 days in April, and now a re-scheduled League Cup quarter-final to fit in somewhere.

Date set for Consett’s cup visit to ‘The Morgue’ while West Auckland game is put back due to FA Vase progress

Consett have some new dates for their fixture list as a result of progressing to the 6th Round of the FA Vase.

Saturday 29 February will now see the club contest the quarter-final of the national competition for the first time in our history.

This means the scheduled league game against West Auckland Town has had to be switched, and it will now take placeon Tuesday, 14 April, KO 7.30pm. At the moment that will now be opur last home league game of the season.

A date has also been fixed for our visit to North Shields’ Daren Persson Stadium – affectionately known as ‘The Morgue’ – for our League Cup quarter-final.

That game will take place on Wednesday, 11 March, KO 7.30pm, and must be settled on the night, with penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

We will find our opponents in the next round of the FA Vase at about 1pm tomorrow. The other clubs through to the last eight are Bitton, Corinthian, fellow Northern League side Hebburn Town, Leighton Town, Plymouth Parkway, Wroxham and either Atherstone Town/Worcester City, who drew yesterday.

Two home games moved due to Consett’s ongoing FA Vase commitments

Two of Consett’s forthcoming home games have been rearranged by the Northern League due to the club’s progress in the FA Vase.

This Tuesday’s scheduled game against Ashington has been called off, which gives us a clear week in the run-up to the 3rd Round replay against Wythenshawe Town on Saturday.

The game against the Colliers will now take place at Belle View on Saturday, 25 January 2020, kick off 3pm.

And though we haven’t had the replay yet, the league has also taken the precaution of moving our scheduled home game on 4th Round day, Saturday 11 January.

That fixture, against North Shields, will now take place on Tuesday 3 March, kick-off 7.30pm.

Consett’s second-half revival not quite enough to earn them a point at North Shields

Consett missed the chance to move into the Northern League’s promotion places when a lacklustre first hour cost them three points at North Shields.

The Steelmen found themselves three goals down just a couple of minutes into the second half, and although they scored twice to make it 3-2, they couldn’t find an equaliser.

The home side took the lead on 19 minutes when a cross from the right found Paul Van Zandvliet at the back post, and he headed it back across goal, where it just about crossed the line after hitting the crossbar and post.

Jake Stafford fired just wide and Nick Allen brought a good stop from Shields keeper Greg Purvis as Consett responded, but right on half-time they conceded a second when they failed to deal with a corner, and Connor Campbell forced the ball home from close range.

Two minutes into the second half it was 3-0, as the visitors gave away possession cheaply in midfield and Ryan Carr hammered home a screamer from 25 yards.

When Luke Carr hit the post for Consett it looked like it might not be their night, but they reduced the arrears on 67 minutes when a free-kick was half-cleared to Calvin Smith, who drilled the ball into the bottom corner for his sixth goal of the season.

Michael Brown came on in place of Andrei-Vasile Ardelean to make his second debut for the club, and his pace and workrate gave the attack a different dimension.

Jermaine Metz made it 3-2 in the first minute of added time when his 25-yard shot squirmed through the grasp of Purvis and crept over the line. It was the full-back’s third goal of the season.

And the Steelmen almost grabbed an unlikely point when good work by sub Ali Alshabeeb set up Ross Wilkinson, who had been pushed up front, but the big centre-half couldn’t get enough on his shot to beat Purvis.

When the final whistle went seconds later, Consett were left to reflect on what might have been, while Shields could enjoy extending their unbeaten home run to five games.

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.