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Consett miss chance to go top of the table as Ossett United stage smash and grab raid

Consett missed the chance to go top of the NPL Division One East today as they lost 2-1 to Ossett United at Belle View Stadium.

They dominated throughout, but fell victim to a smash and grab raid by their lowly visitors, who scored with their only two shots on target.

The Steelmen missed a multitude of chances and were made to pay for it in a game where all the goals came in the last few minutes.

Right-back Josh Baggs came close to scoring in the 18th minute when his dipping half volley came back off the post.

Ossett keeper Joe Green also made good saves from Jack Gibbons, Wil Shaw and Scott Fenwick as Consett dominated the first half, but it ended goalless.

Shaw and Fenwick missed further chances for Consett after the break, and a draw looked on the cards until TJ Ibrahim finished from close range on 86 minutes to put Ossett ahead.

Scott Fenwick levelled for Consett in the 90th minute when he turned and fired home in a crowded penalty area.

But it was Ossett who grabbed the winner in the fourth of eight added minutes when Janni Lipka found the top corner from 25 yards.

  • Full report, stats, picture gallery and manager interview to follow.

Consett up to fourth after clinical finishing and backs-to-the-wall defending beats North Ferriby

Consett are in a play-off place and just two points behind the league leaders after beating a very good North Ferriby side 3-1 at Belle View Stadium tonight.

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Consett bow out of the FA Youth Cup after suffering penalty shootout defeat

Consett Under-18s were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup in agonising fashion tonight, suffering a penalty shootout defeat to Chester-le-Street United.

The young Steelmen had made it through two rounds to get the 1st Qualifying Round, scoring eight goals in the process in away wins at Sunderland RCA and Carlisle City.

But the goals dried up at a blustery Belle View, and a hard-fought game between Consett and their visitors ended 0-0 after 90 minutes.

That meant the game went straight to penalties, and goalkeeper Kieran Harwood was Chester-le-Street’s hero, saving two Consett kicks to help his side to a 4-2 shootout success.

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Consett drawn against Spennymoor Town in the Durham Challenge Cup

Consett were today drawn to play Spennymoor Town in the 1st Round of the Frank Pattison Durham Challenge Cup.

It will be the clubs’ first competitive meeting since 2013-14, when Moors won the Northern League title for the fourth time in five years and were promoted.

They are now in the National League North, two divisions above Consett in the non-league pyramid.

The game must be played in the week preceding Saturday 14 October, which means it will probably be at Belle View Stadium on Tuesday 10 October, with a 7.45pm kick-off, though this is subject to confirmation.

Spennymoor have only played one competitive game at Belle View – the ground’s very first one way back in November 2013, when goals from Luke Sullivan and Michael Mackay gave us a 2-1 win in the Northern League Division One.

The clubs have never met in the Durham Challenge Cup, though we racked up a dozen meetings in the competition against Moors’ predecessors Spennymoor United, including two finals.

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Consett pull out a plum home tie in FA Cup against Bradford Park Avenue

Consett were handed a tasty home tie in today’s FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round draw, against former Football League club Bradford Park Avenue.

The game will take place at Belle View Stadium on Saturday 2 September, with a 3pm kick-off, which means our NPL fixture that day v North Ferriby United will be rescheduled.

Bradford will be tough opponents, as they play in the NPL Premier Division, having been relegated from the National League North at the end of last season.

The clubs have met in the FA Cup before, in the 2nd Qualifying Round back in 2015-16, when Colin Myers’ Consett side were narrowly beaten 2-1 at Belle View, despite a three-division difference between the clubs.

Two of the present Consett squad – Calvin Smith and Ryan McKinnon – were in the Steelmen’s starting line-up that day, while a third, Matty Slocombe, came on as a substitute.

Consett were leading through a Dan Hawkins goal – the celebrations are pictured top – before Bradford levelled with eight minutes to go and grabbed the winner in the fifth minute of added time.

The game was played in front of a bumper crowd of 616, which is still one of the Top 10 attendances recorded since we moved to Belle View almost 10 years ago.

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Consett’s FA Cup clash with Penrith switched to Belle View Stadium

Consett’s FA Cup tie with Penrith next weekend has been moved from Cumbria to Belle View Stadium.

Penrith are having a new 3G pitch laid at their Frenchfield Park home, and it was not ready for the start of the season, which means they are playing their first few league games away.

Keen to keep home advantage for their opening FA Cup game against Boro Rangers, they played at Carlisle City’s ground, but the game attracted a crowd of just 65, incurring considerable costs.

To avoid a repeat, they have agreed to concede home advantage in our Preliminary Round tie on Saturday 19 August to Consett.

The match will kick off at 3pm, with normal league admission prices of £10/£7/£4 applying. Please note that season tickets are not valid for the game, and all spectators must pay at the gate.

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Consett’s next friendly at Tow Law switched to Belle View Stadium

Consett’s next pre-season friendly, scheduled to be at Tow Law Town tomorrow night, has been switched to Belle View Stadium.

The game was meant to be at Ironworks Road, but heavy rain over the weekend has left the Lawyers needing to protect their pitch.

They kick off their Northern League season on Saturday, and have two home games in the space of four days, so don’t want to risk making a heavy pitch unplayable.

Kick-off at Belle View is 7.30pm, with the usual pre-season admission prices of £7/£5/£3 applying.