Consett v Brighouse Town



Consett’s recent poor run continued when they were beaten 2-0 at home by relegation-threatened Brighouse Town.

It was the West Yorkshire side’s fourth win in four games against the Steelmen, and lifted them out of the bottom two.

Consett manager Tony Fawcett made two changes to the side which had drawn with Liversedge, with Arjun Purewal and Zak Atkinson coming in for Charlie Watt and Jake Orrell

The Steelmen started brightly enough, and Ben Ramsey should have given them the lead after seven minutes when he latched onto Kaleb Young’s pass and headed the ball past the onrushing keeper, then shot wide with the goal gaping.

They had the ball in the net on 19 minutes when Ryan McKinnon headed home from Young’s free-kick, only to be flagged offside.

Dan Capewell was again being deployed up front, and tested the Brighouse keeper on 25 minutes when a lovely volleyed pass by Young picked him out, but the keeper was equal to his effort.

Two minutes later Capewell was unlucky not to score when great work by Wil Shaw saw his header beat the keeper, but bounce back off the bar, pictured top.

But Brighouse took the lead on 38 minutes as Consett failed to deal with a short corner and Joshua Dacre fired home at the back post.

Half-time: Consett 0 Brighouse Town 1

Ramsey had two good chances to level in the first 10 minutes of the second half, but saw the first saved at the near post and headed the second straight at the keeper from eight yards out.

As has been the case so often this season, they were made to pay for missed chances when Jack Wilson made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute from another corner.

The game lost much of its momentum as both sides shuffled their packs by making substitution, but Brighouse defended their lead well, with Consett making few clear-cut chances.

Sub Charlie Watt fired one wide from 25 yards, and Zak Atkinson put a header from Jake Jensen’s corner straight at the keeper, but Brighouse had three good chances to seal the game at the other end, blazing two wide and keeper Kelechi Chibueze saving the other.

Arjun Purewal came close to grabbing a consolation goal in added time when his 25-yarder glanced off the top of the bar, but for all the home side’s early endeavour, Brighouse ran out worthy winners after taking their chances then seeing the game out.


Date Time Competition Season
16/04/2024 7:45 pm Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One East 2023-24


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


Brighouse Town2Win


Kelechi Chibueze Goalkeeper
Calvin Smith Midfielder
Arjun Purewal Defender
Ben Milburn Defender
Dan Capewell Defender
Ryan McKinnon Defender 83'
Jack Gibbons Midfielder
Kaleb Young Midfielder 45'
Charlie Watt Forward
Zak Atkinson Forward
Wil Shaw Midfielder
Ben Ramsey Midfielder
Jake Jensen Midfielder
Jake Orrell Midfielder
Kieren Aplin Midfielder
James Anderson Goalkeeper

Brighouse Town

Jamie Hassall Goalkeeper
Joshua Dacre Defender 38'
Curtis Peters Defender
Jack Crook Midfielder
Joshua Grant Midfielder
Jorge Sikora Defender
Jamie Allsop Defender
Darius Smith Defender
Samuel Drake Midfielder
Mohammad Qasim Forward
Jack Wilson Midfielder 62'
Cameron Bedford Defender
Myron Gibbons Forward
Jack Normanton Forward
Brandon Webster Defender
Ashley Butterworth Midfielder