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Consett v Hebburn Town

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Consett treated their supporters to a Friday night football feast with their best performance of the season so far, beating league leaders Hebburn Town 3-0 at a misty, wet Belle View.

The Steelmen showed real character to bounce back from back-to-back defeats in the FA Cup and FA Trophy, and put on a fine display against the Hornets, who reached the play-offs last season.

Although it’s early days, with only five league games played, Tony Fawcett’s side are the only unbeaten side in the Northern Premier League Division One East, and the win lifted them to second in the league.

A goal from Zak Atkinson in the 11th minute gave them the lead, meeting Ben Ramsey’s ball into the box and guiding it past visiting keeper Shaun Newbrook.

They came close to doubling their lead in the 34th minute when Dan Capewell met a free-kick, but his volley just cleared the crossbar.

Six minutes before the break Consett had James Anderson to thank for maintaining their lead as he made a superb save from Robbie Spence’s top corner-bound free-kick.

It was the keeper’s third important save of the first half, after an early stop from an Amar Purewal header and a low effort which looked to be heading for the bottom corner.

Half-time: Consett 1 Hebburn Town 0

Consett reached the interval 1-0 to the good, and came out of the traps quickly in the second half. On 63 minutes they got their reward when a quick-taken free-kick saw Atkinson surge down the left and pull the ball back from the byline for Jack Gibbons to finish from close range.

Ben Ramsey almost made it three on 66 minutes with a shot into the side netting, but on 76 minutes Arjun Purewal did make it 3-0 with a bullet header from a right-wing cross by Calvin Smith.

Purewal had another chance a couple of minutes later after being set up by Ramsey, and Wil Shaw was thwarted when Newbrook raced off his line to clear as the Steelmen threatened to add to their score.

But when the final whistle went it was the Consett supporters in the 418 crowd who headed home happy after an excellent all-round team performance brought a fully deserved 3-0 win.
MATCH REPORT: GARY WELFORD
PICTURES: GARY WELFORD & KEITH MARLEY

Details

Date Time Competition Season
15/09/2023 7:45 pm Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One East 2023-24

Ground

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

Results

ClubGoalsOutcome
Consett3Win
Hebburn Town0Loss

Consett

James Anderson Goalkeeper
Calvin Smith Midfielder
Arjun Purewal Defender 76'
Jake Orrell Midfielder
Ben Milburn Defender
Dan Capewell Defender
Jack Gibbons Midfielder 63'
Kaleb Young Midfielder
Zak Atkinson Forward 11'
Wil Shaw Midfielder
Ben Ramsey Midfielder
Ryan McKinnon Defender
Ciaran Ure Goalkeeper
Scott Fenwick Forward
Nathan Greenwood Forward
Adam Mitchell Midfielder

Hebburn Town

Shaun Newbrook Goalkeeper
Tom Devitt Defender
Aidan Heywood Defender 63'
Arron Thompson Midfielder
Daniel Moore Defender
Lewis Ritson Defender
Matthew Elsdon Defender
Chay Liddle Midfielder
Robbie Spence Midfielder
Amar Purewal Forward
Olly Martin Forward
James Harrison Forward
Liam Murray Forward
Joe Walton Midfielder 90'
Harry Loughlin Forward
Cameron Inglis Defender