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On this day in our history: 5 April 2008 – Mattie makes it a magnificent 50 as Consett tame Terriers

A Consett striker made history as they consolidated third place in the Arngrove Northern League First Division table with a 5-1 win over relegation-threatened Bedlington Terriers at Dr Pit Welfare Park on this day 12 years ago.

Prolific striker Manager Kenny Lindoe made one change to the side that had beaten Morpeth in midweek, with Mark Patterson replacing Craig Robson in the centre of midfield. Bedlington’s goalkeeper was Dan Regan, who would go on to sign for Consett a few seasons later.

Consett got off to a great start when they took the lead after nine minutes. A long ball was knocked forward, which Milner tried to head back to the keeper, but it fell short, and Mattie Moffat nipped in to round the stranded Regan and shoot into the empty net.

Steven Brown controls a high ball. Pic by Denise Haworth.

Moffat almost doubled the visitors’ advantage when he ran onto Jonjo Dickman’s through ball, but Regan managed to turn his shot for a corner. Regan was called into action again after 21 minutes when, from Moffat’s ball into the box, Steven Brown turned and shot, but the keeper parried his effort wide.

Five minutes later Bedlington went close to levelling when Ludlow ran onto Regan’s clearance, but he lobbed the ball over the bar with only keeper Paul Gilmore to beat.

Consett keeper Paul Gilmore clears a corner. Pic by Denise Haworth.

Eight minutes before the interval Patterson’s ball found Moffat whose cross just eluded the onrushing Dickman who looked certain to score.
When half-time arrived Consett were holding on to a slender 1-0 lead.

Two minutes after the interval Moffat headed just over from Dickman’s cross, while at the other end Bedlington’s best player Shandran forced Gilmore to make a save.

Just after the hour Brown shot narrowly wide from the edge of the box. From the resulting clearance The Steelmen doubled their advantage. Regan’s goal kick was headed forward by Carl Piecha, and Moffat let the ball run past him before unleashing a 25-yard shot that gave the keeper no chance.

Shandran shot just wide from a free-kick after 67 minutes, but a minute later Consett made the game safe by adding a third. Brown’s shot from the edge of the box was blocked, but it fell to Moffat, who lashed the ball home from 18 yards to complete another hat-trick and make it a magnificent 50 goals for the season for Consett’s top scorer.

Some of the football being played by the Steelmen was reminiscent of earlier in the season when they topped the table, and they looked dangerous every time they attacked. The irrepressible Moffat headed just over from Patterson’s cross, and then he set up substitute Andrew Thompson, who made space for the shot but fired straight at Regan.

The fourth goal came after 79 minutes when Gary Ormston headed into the bottom corner from David Colvin’s cross.

Shandran was the home side’s only real threat, and after cutting in from the right he saw his shot tipped over the bar by Gilmore. However, a minute later the Terriers got on the scoresheet when Shandran back-heeled the ball into the path of Ludlow, who made no mistake.

But Consett were to have the last word and went nap with three minutes to go. From a pass into the box David Pounder controlled the ball and played it across the face of goal, leaving Moffat with a simple tap in.

Steven Brown and David Pounder celebrate with Mattie Moffat. Pic by Denise Haworth.

Consett went on to finish as runners-up in the league, 16 points behind runaway champions Durham City, while Bedlington finished 15th, four points and five places clear of relegation.

Mattie Moffat finished the season with a remarkable 56 goals in 51 appearances, smashing the club record of 43, set by Michael Mackay the previous season. Moffat’s record still stands today.

Bedlington: 1 Regan, 2 Lowrie, 3 Lowther, 4 Milner (sub Kitchen 69), 5 Carr, 6 Latimer, 7 Eastway (sub McFarlane 46), 8 McAlindon, 9 Ludlow, 10 Shandran, 11 Laing (sub Stobb 75)

Consett: 1 Paul Gilmore, 2 Mark Gaffney, 3 John Ewart, 4 Jonjo Dickman (sub Andrew Thompson 71), 5 Carl Piecha, 6 Mark Patterson (sub Steven Johnson 76), 7 Gary Ormston, 8 Steven Brown, 9 Mattie Moffat, 10 David Pounder, 11 David Colvin (sub John Clark 82).

On this day in our history: 28 March 2015 – Mackay makes it to 250 in nine-goal thriller

Michael Mackay’s 250th goal for Consett was the highlight of a goal-laden win over Bedlington Terriers at a gale-battered Belle View Stadium on this day back in 2015.

The Steelmen made two changes to the side which had won at Celtic Nation in midweek (read about that game here), with Scott Martindale returning in defence and Josh Gray starting on the wing, in place of Mark Eccles and Adam Nicholls respectively. Terriers had two future Steelmen in their ranks – centre-back Stephen Little and striker Jordan Nellis.

Despite kicking into the wind, the visitors drew first blood, with Andrew Keenan opened the scoring after just two minutes, firing home from Stephen Young’s pass, but Luke Sullivan levelled within a minute, touching home Danny Craggs’ cross from point-blank range.

On six minutes Sullivan could have scored again when Gray’s cross from the left picked him out, but Terriers keeper Luc Glasper pulled off an excellent save to keep out his header.

David Brown gets stuck in to Bedlington’s Scott Thompson. Pic: Gary Welford.

Bedlington were finding it hard to get out of their own half, and Consett created several chances. Craggs’ inswinging corner was touched over by Glasper, Sullivan headed over from Brown’s flag-kick, Calvin Smith fired just wide from 20 yards after winning possession from a throw-in, and Moore set up Sullivan for a powerful drive which was straight at the keeper.

Consett needed a lead to take into the second half, when they would be facing the wind, and they got it on 22 minutes when skipper Dan Madden headed home Craggs’ corner from 12 yards. A minute later Gray almost made it three, but was denied by another excellent save by Glasper, who beat away his 25-yarder.

Gray then came close with a diving header from Chris Moore’s cross, but it flew just over the bar. On the stroke of half-time Sullivan had a glorious chance after muscling his way past two defenders, but rolled his shot just the wrong side of the post. In added time Consett got the extra-goal cushion they craved, when Brown’s right-wing corner was flicked on at the near post and headed past his own keeper by left-back Calum Donohue at the back post for an own goal which made the half-time score 3-1.

Consett’s Josh Gray tries a diving header. Pic: Gary Welford.

Bedlington, who had come back from 4-1 down to win the reverse fixture 6-4 back in December, clearly fancied their chances of a similar revival, especially with the strong wind at their back, and they almost reduced the arrears within a minute of the restart when Lee Scott had a header cleared off the line.

Jordan Nellis was started to cause problems, and fired a shot across the face of goal when he should have tested Longstaff. Consett were coping with the wind well, and created a couple of chances of their own, Glasper bravely saving at Sullivan’s feet after a great run and cross by Gray, and a volley by Gray which ballooned over the bar.

Midway through the half Mackay had a glorious chance to grab his 250th goal for the club when a pass sent him clear, but Glasper pulled off another fine save, and the ball was scrambled clear before Gray could react to the rebound.

Bedlington keeper Luc Glasper thwarts Michael Mackay. Pic: Gary Welford.

On 70 minutes Bedlington got the foothold in the game they wanted when Jordan Nellis burst through the middle and made it 3-2. The No 11 then combined with Young to set up Scott, who, to Consett’s relief, put his shot over the bar.

Another goal was needed to settle the nerves, and it came on 75 minutes. Mackay’s cross from the right was intended for Sullivan, but right-back Adam Harvey beat him to it, putting through his own goal.

A defender puts through his own goal to make it 4-2 to Consett. Pic: Gary Welford.

A minute late the game was as good as won when Consett went 5-2 up, and the 301 fans present could say they witnessed a piece of club history. Moore’s ball from the right saw Mackay turn his man, pictured top, and fire home goal No 250 of his Consett career – a remarkable achievement.

The Steelmen were now rampant, and centre-back Stephen Little almost scored an unprecedented third own goal in the 82nd minute as he tried to deal with Sullivan’s pullback, only for the post to come to his rescue, and he got back to clear up his own mess.

Consett weren’t to be denied for long, however, and a minute later another excellent cross by man of the match Gray picked out Sullivan at the back post, who headed home to make it 6-2.

Consett’s Calvin Smith challenges Bedlington’s Liam Davison. Pic: Gary Welford.

Bedlington sub Andrew Ferrell made it 6-3 in injury time with a fine 30-yard lob after spotting Longstaff off his line, but the goal failed to take the gloss off another impressive performance by Colin Myers’ revitalised Consett side. The win was the seventh in eight games since he took over, and the goal glut took the total scored in this fixture to an astonishing 31 in the last three games!

Consett: 1 Joe Longstaff, 2 Jack Walker, 3 David Brown, 4 Dan Madden (captain), 5 Scott Martindale, 6 Calvin Smith, 7 Chris Moore, 8 Danny Craggs,
9 Michael Mackay, 10 Luke Sullivan, 11 Josh Gray. Subs not used: Ben Cole, Adam Nicholls, Dale Stones, Kieran Jewitt.

Consett take control of their League Cup group with a win over Bedlington Terriers

Consett went top of Group D in the League Cup tonight with a comfortable 3-1 away win at 2nd Division Bedlington Terriers.

A dominant first-half performance laid the foundations for the victory in the Steelmen’s first visit to Dr Pit Welfare Park since April 2016.

Andrei-Ardelean opened the scoring on 15 minutes with his first goal in 10 games, controlling Jake Stafford’s ball into the box superbly before turning and shooting into the far corner.

A minute later Calvin Smith made it 2-0, firing home from the edge of the box, with his shot beating the keeper with the aid of a wicked bobble. It was the midfielder’s 9th goal of the season – his best-ever tally for the club.

Just before half-time, recent signing Jake Orrell – making his first start after being given his debut as a sub at Stockton on Saturday – made it 3-0.

Jermaine Metz was fouled out wide on the right, and with everyone waiting for Orrell to deliver the free-kick into the box, he spotted a gap at the near post, and beat the keeper from an acute angle.

Jake Orrell accepts the congratulations of his teammates after his free-kick made it 3-0.

Consett had chances to increase their lead in the second half, most notably when Ardelean rolled a shot inches wide after drawing the keeper, pictured, while Orrell hit the bar with a follow-up after unselfishly setting up Ardelean and seeing his initial effort blocked by the keeper.

Substitute Leighton Hopper grabbed a consolation goal for Bedlington in the 88th minute when a long clearance from the keeper sent him clear, and he kept his cool to fire past Kyle Hayes to make the final score 3-1.

Thomas McAloon played the full 90 minutes in his first appearance since rejoining Consett, while latest signing Wouter Verstraaten came on at half-time for his debut.

League Cup - Group D

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

Cup games cause several of Consett’s fixtures to be changed

Despite the fact the new season is just a week old, Consett fans already have a raft of fixture changes to add to their diaries.

For a start, yesterday’s FA Cup draw with Dunston means we will now replay the tie at the UTS Stadium at 7.30pm on Tuesday, August 13. Admission is £7 for adults and £4 for concessions.

This means the home league game which was meant to be played that night against Guisborough Town has been rescheduled, to Tuesday, September 17.

Meanwhile, Whickham’s progress in the FA Cup means our home league game against them, which was due to be on Saturday, August 24, will now take place on Tuesday, August 27 – cup replays permitting, of course.

Finally, Bedlington Terriers have moved their midweek games from Tuesday to Wednesday, which means our League Cup game at Welfare Park will now take place on Wednesday, October 2, a day later than scheduled.

Consett will face Benfield, Thornaby, Bedlington and Brandon in the new-look League Cup

The draw for the new-look opening group stage of the Mitre Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup was made today.

This season, the initial stage sees the league’s 40 teams divided into eight groups of five, and each team will play the other once.

Two games will be at home, and two away, and the top two from each group will progress to the last 16, where the competition reverts to a knockout basis.

Each team was seeded according to where they finished in the league last season, so Consett, who finished 4th, were among the eight top seeds.

We have been drawn against fellow Division One clubs Newcastle Benfield and Thornaby, and Bedlington Terriers and Brandon United from Division Two. The games have been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday 10 September: Consett v Newcastle Benfield

Tuesday 1 October: Bedlington Terriers v Consett

Tuesday 8 October: Consett v Thornaby

Wednesday 16 October: Brandon United v Consett

League Cup - Group D