Consett v Penrith



Consett are in Monday’s draw for the next round of the Emirates FA Cup after a comfortable 3-0 win over Penrith at a blustery Belle View.

With work to install a new 3G pitch being done on their ground, the Cumbrians conceded home advantage, and the Steelmen made it count in the Preliminary Round tie.

Wil Shaw opened the scoring in the ninth minute with his first competitive goal for the club, taking down a pass from Ben Ramsey and turning his man before firing into the bottom corner, pictured top.

Zak Atkinson had two good chances to increase the lead, but miscued the first, and saw the second cleared off the line at point-blank range by Penrith defender Matty Story.

The Steelmen led 1-0 at half-time, and although Penrith were defending stubbornly, they rarely threatened the Consett goal.

Just before the hour Consett doubled their lead when Kaleb Young won the ball in midfield and slipped a perfect through ball to Ben Ramsey, who homed in on goal before finishing for his second FA Cup goal of the season, pictured below.

Ben Ramsey slips the ball past keeper Aaron Taylor to make it 2-0 to Consett. Pic: Gary Welford.

Dan Capewell and Ramsey had chances to put the result beyond doubt, but Consett had to wait until the first of three added minutes before giving the scoreline a more comprehensive look.

Jake Orrell’s pass to the right wing saw Atkinson deliver a perfect cross for sub Nathan Greenwood to head home his first goal of the season from six yards, pictured below.

Nathan Greenwood’s header makes it Consett 3 Penrith 0. Pic: Gary Welford.

Asked who he wants in Monday’s 1st Qualifying Round draw, Consett manager Tony Fawcett said: “Anyone at home.”


Date Time Competition Season
19/08/2023 3:00 pm FA Cup 2023-24


Gilford Park
Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle, CA1 3AF




James Anderson Goalkeeper
Calvin Smith Midfielder
Adam Mitchell Midfielder
Arjun Purewal Defender
Matty Slocombe Midfielder
Ben Milburn Defender
Dan Capewell Defender
Jack Gibbons Midfielder
Nathan Greenwood Forward 90+1'
Kaleb Young Midfielder
Zak Atkinson Forward
Wil Shaw Midfielder 9'
Jake Orrell Midfielder
Ben Ramsey Midfielder 59'
Ryan McKinnon Defender
Harvey Smith Defender
Luke Spoor Goalkeeper


Aaron Taylor Goalkeeper
Luke Brown Defender
James Metcalfe Defender
Reon Morrison Defender
Matty Story Defender
Matty Moynan Midfielder
Oliver Reay Midfielder
Robbie Hebson Midfielder
Taylor Cullen Midfielder
Cameron Prokas Midfielder
Alfie Brunskill Forward
Daniel Smailes Forward
Nicholas Holden Forward
Luke Hunter Midfielder
Ben Davidson Defender
Richard Prokas Midfielder