Grantham Town v Consett



Consett suffered an injury-time defeat for the second Saturday in a row when they lost 1-0 at lowly Grantham Town.

The hosts were desperate for points to help their fight against relegation from the NPL Division One East, and grabbed all three in dramatic fashion at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium.

A left-wing corner was headed home by Matt Doyle in the seventh minute of added time at the end of the game, pictured top, to consign the Steelmen to a sixth defeat in their last 10 games – five of them by the odd goal.

Manager Tony Fawcett was down to the bare bones, with only one fit outfield player on the bench, and suffered a further blow midway through the first half when Arjun Purewal was knocked out and had to be substituted.

Consett, with the wind at their back, had chances through Kaleb Young, Wil Shaw and Jack Gibbons, but failed to test the Grantham keeper.

At the other end they were grateful to grateful to on-loan Sunderland goalkeeper Kelechi Chibueze for good saves from Doyle and Sam Hooper, and half-time was reached with game goalless.

Half-time: Grantham Town 0 Consett 0

The second half, playing into a stiff wind, was backs-to-the-wall time for the Steelmen, and though they were bombarded with crosses and long throws, they defended stoutly.

They had two big chances to win the game; midway through the half Jake Orrell’s corner was beaten clear by the keeper and two follow-up efforts were kicked off the line.

Then on 88 minutes Jack Gibbons had a glorious chance when Ben Ramsey’s pass sent him clear in the left channel, but Grantham keeper Curtis Hall was off his line quickly to smother the shot.

Elliott Walker and Sisa Tuntulwana had chances to snatch the win for the home side as the game entered added time, and just it looked like Consett had done enough for a hard-earned point, Doyle popped up with that last-gasp header to claim all three.


Date Time Competition Season
06/04/2024 3:00 pm Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One East 2023-24


South Kesteven Sports Stadium
323 Trent Rd, Grantham NG31 7XQ, UK


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Grantham Town

Curtis Hall Goalkeeper
Sisa Tuntulwana Defender
Louis Nicholson Defender
Matt Doyle Midfielder 90+7'
Sam Muggleton Defender
Sam Hooper Defender
Elliott Walker Midfielder 58'
Bradley Munns Midfielder
Ethan Bojang Midfielder
Ryan Rushen Forward
Rodrigo Goncalves Forward
Curtis Morrison Forward 77'
Harry Olivant Midfielder
Harry Wood Midfielder
Osakpolor Solomon
Jonaz Gadomski Goalkeeper


Kelechi Chibueze Goalkeeper
Calvin Smith Midfielder
Arjun Purewal Defender
Jake Jensen Midfielder
Kaleb Young Midfielder
Ben Milburn Defender
Dan Capewell Defender
Jack Gibbons Midfielder
Wil Shaw Midfielder
Charlie Watt Forward
Jake Orrell Midfielder
Ben Ramsey Midfielder
Matty Slocombe Midfielder
James Anderson Goalkeeper