Consett v Pontefract Collieries



Consett missed the chance to go top of NPL Division One East as they suffered a first league defeat of the season to a well-drilled Pontefract Collieries side, who recorded a fifth successive win.

It was a feisty game featuring eight yellow cards – three for the home side and five for the visitors – but there were few clear-cut scoring chances.

The first half ended goalless, largely thanks to Consett keeper James Anderson, who saved Adam Haw’s penalty with his feet after Dan Capewell had bundled over Louie Chorlton.

Pontefract took the lead in the 51st minute when Connor Smythe‘s deflected shot beat Anderson at his near post.

Consett’s best chance to level came in the 83rd minute when sub Nathan Greenwood’s well-struck effort was kept out by a great low save by Lloyd Allinson.

With five minutes of time added and the home side pushing hard for an equaliser, Colls scored again to secure the points, Adam Priestley scoring from the spot after Calvin Smith tripped Frankie Sinfield.

The result saw Pontefract leapfrog Consett to go second on goal difference from league leaders Belper Town, who Consett travel to next weekend.

  • Full match report, picture gallery and manager interview to follow.


Date Time Competition Season
23/09/2023 3:00 pm Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One East 2023-24


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


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James Anderson Goalkeeper
Calvin Smith Midfielder
Arjun Purewal Defender
Jake Orrell Midfielder
Ben Milburn Defender 80'
Dan Capewell Defender
Jack Gibbons Midfielder
Kaleb Young Midfielder 57'
Scott Fenwick Forward
Zak Atkinson Forward
Wil Shaw Midfielder
Adam Mitchell Midfielder
Ben Ramsey Midfielder 45'
Nathan Greenwood Forward
Ryan McKinnon Defender
Josh Baggs Defender

Pontefract Collieries

Lloyd Allinson Goalkeeper
Elliot Owen Defender 18'
Harry Spratt Defender
Ben Turner Midfielder 29'
Jack Steers Defender
Danny Burns Defender 67'
Jack Greenhough Midfielder
Frankie Sinfield Midfielder
Connor Smythe Midfielder 51'
Adam Haw Forward
Adam Priestley Forward 90'
Jack Boyle Forward
Gavin Rothery Midfielder 90+2'
Louie Chorlton Midfielder
Oli Metcalfe Defender
Mikey Dunn Forward