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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.