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Dan’s the man as Consett grab last-gasp winner against Cleethorpes Town

Big defender Dan Capewell was the toast of Belle View Stadium tonight as his late, late goal gave Consett a 3-2 win over Cleethorpes Town.

He popped up in the visitors’ penalty area in the fourth minute of added time at the end of the game to steer the ball home and give the Steelmen a dramatic victory.

The result is a huge boost to their bid towards securing safety in the Northern Premier League Division One East, taking them seven points clear of the relegation play-off places.

Manager Tony Fawcett was able to name the same starting XI as he had for Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Sheffield – something he hasn’t been able to do too often since he took the hotseat.

And his side surprised their impressive visitors by taking the lead in the 37th minute, when right-back Josh Baggs fired home a rebound after Dylan Garvey’s header from Calvin Smith’s cross was saved by the keeper.

However, the lead lasted only six minutes, as Cleethorpes broke quickly from defending a Consett free-kick, and dangerman Curtis Bateson beat keeper Mark Foden to a long ball and lobbed it into the unguarded net.

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Cleethorpes, who parted company with their manager last week, took the lead within three minutes of the restart when Consett failed to deal with a corner, and Edwin Essel finished from close range.

Consett equalised on 71 minutes when Danny Barlow collected the ball after the keeper made an unbelievable point-blank save from skipper Arjun Purewal, and curled it home for his first goal for the club, pictured above.

Just when it seemed like Consett were going to have to settle for a point, Jake Orrell floated a cross into the box and Dan Capewell was there to meet it from six yards to score the winner, pictured below, and send the majority of the 363 crowd home happy.

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Back-to-back wins mean Consett are now 10th, with 43 points, with four games remaining, starting at Carlton Town on Saturday, followed by the Easter Monday visit of Stockton Town, KO 3pm.

  • Pictures by Keith Marley, Kenny Taylor & Gary Welford.
  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

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Ten-man Consett hang onto their lead to complete a league double over Shildon

Consett finished their second home game in a row with 10 men tonight – but were this time able to hang on to beat Shildon 1-0 at a chilly Belle View Stadium.

The winning goal came in the 58th minute when Zak Atkinson headed in his 11th goal of the season, pictured below, from Jake Orrell’s free-kick to send the home fans in the 371 crowd into raptures.

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Zak Atkinson heads in from Jake Orrell’s free-kick to score Consett’s winner. Pics: Kenny Taylor.

Calvin Smith had a glorious chance to double the lead two minutes later after Charlie Exley’s ball down the line saw Atkinson tee him up, but he put his shot wide with the goal at his mercy.

There was worse to come for Smith as he was shown a straight red card in the 73rd minute after catching an opponent high while attempting a tackle.

But a superb rearguard action saw his teammates hold out for the rest of the game plus five added minutes, to record their fifth win in the last six games.

The result puts Consett 11 points ahead of Shildon, who are fourth from bottom of NPL Division One East, in a relegation play-off position.

Perhaps more intriguingly, it puts them just five points behind Dunston, who occupy the last promotion play-off place – and the Steelmen have a game in hand.

Back-to-back wins against Stocksbridge and Shildon set Tony Fawcett’s men up nicely for their next game, at home to runaway league leaders Worksop Town on Saturday. Kick-off at Belle View is 3pm.

  • Full match report and more pictures to come.

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Consett hope it’s third time lucky after new date is agreed for Cleethorpes Town game

Consett’s twice-postponed home game against Cleethorpes Town has today had a new date approved by the Northern Premier League.

The NPL Division One East fixture at Belle View Stadium has fallen victim to the weather twice, on 17 December and again on 17 January.

Now the clubs have agreed to play the game on Tuesday 7 March, with a 7.45pm kick-off, and the league has approved the date.

The away game at Cleethorpes back in August was our first as a Northern Premier League club.

Consett v Cleethorpes Town called off due to snow and freezing temperatures

Consett’s scheduled home game against Cleethorpes Town tonight has, unsurprisingly, been postponed due to snow and freezing temperatures.

Recent snowfall has left the pitch and surrounding areas covered in a blanket of snow, and with temperatures not due to rise above 0C today, there is no prospect of it melting.

The fixture will be rearranged, on a date to be agreed between the clubs and the Northern Premier league.

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Consett make it three wins in a row by beating Pontefract Collieries

Consett made it three wins in a row for the first time since they joined the Northern Premier League by beating Pontefract Collieries 3-1 at a freezing, windy Belle View today.

The game was preceded by a minute’s applause in memory of Consett supporter Darren Blakey, who died this week.

And the Steelmen put on a performance he would have loved as they sent their visitors back to Yorkshire on the end of a defeat.

Pontefract had the strong wind at their back in the first half, and had early chances through Joe Lumsden and Jack Vann.

Jake Orrell missed a one-on-one with the keeper before Consett took the lead in the 19th minute, with Kieren Aplin firing into the bottom corner, pictured below, after turning his man. It was his sixth goal of the season, making him joint second-top scorer with Orrell.

Kieren Aplin gives Consett the lead against Pontefract Collieries. Pic: Gary Welford.

Within a minute the visitors were level when Jack Greenhaugh’s long throw was only half-cleared and Spencer Clarke made it 1-1.

On 25 minutes Aplin thought he had a good shout for a penalty when he turned Clarke and appeared to be tripped, but the referee thought otherwise and booked him for diving.

Kieren Aplin appealed for a penalty for this challenge. The referee said he dived. Pic: Gary Welford.

Half-time was reached with the score still at 1-1, and the first 25 minutes of the second half were something of a non-event as both sides struggled to cope with the strengthening wind.

But Consett began to get on top, and took a deserved lead in the 72nd minute. They were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box for a foul on Aplin.

He took the kick himself, and keeper Lloyd Allinson made a good save, touching the ball onto the post, but defender Josh Baggs reacted quickest to turn it home from six yards out, for his first goal for the club.

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Josh Baggs scores his first Consett goal to make it 2-1. Pic: Stephen Finch.

Three minutes later the points were in the bag as Aplin’s pass found Calvin Smith, who turned and smashed the ball past Allinson from 15 yards. It was his first goal of the season.

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

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Consett’s home game v league leaders Worksop Town rearranged for February

Consett’s home game against Division One East leaders Worksop Town has been rearranged by the Northern Premier League.

It will now take place at Belle View Stadium on Saturday 11 February, with a 3pm kick-off, as will the other nine games in the division which were snowed off at the weekend.

Consett’s last game before Christmas is scheduled for this Saturday, 17 December, when they are due to entertain Cleethorpes Town, who sit just outside the play-off places, in 6th place.

They were our opponents in our first-ever game in the NPL, recording a last-ditch 2-1 win over the Steelmen back in August.

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Consett drawn against West Auckland in the Durham Challenge Cup

Consett were today drawn against former Northern League rivals West Auckland Town in the 1st Round of this season’s Durham Challenge Cup.

The date and time for the tie have yet to be arranged, but it is likely to be at Belle View Stadium on Tuesday 11 October, with a 7.45pm kick off.

We last faced West at Belle View in a pre-season friendly on 23 July, when the visitors won 2-0.

The clubs have met many times in the county cup, most recently in 2011-12, when Kenny Lindoe’s depleted Consett side won 3-2 after extra time in a 2nd Round tie at Darlington Road.

Their matchwinner that night was Harrison Davies, who scored a hat-trick, but the Consett side also included a promising 17-year-old called Matty Slocombe, who was making his debut.

This season’s tie could bring us up against former Steelmen Scott Heslop, Jake Stafford, Corey Nicholson, along with Lee Hume, who is dual registered for both clubs, while Consett’s Adam Mitchell, Colin Larkin, Darren Holden and Ross Coombe have also turned out for West.

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Consett’s home game v Tadcaster brought forward after cup KOs for both clubs

Consett’s home NPL Division One East fixture against Tadcaster Albion has been brought forward after both clubs made an early exit from the FA Cup.

Our 4-1 defeat at Goole last Saturday and Tadcaster’s 2-0 replay loss to our neighbours Tow Law on Tuesday meant both clubs faced a blank Saturday next weekend, when the Preliminary Round will take place.

With both clubs’ agreement, and the Northern Premier League keen to avoid unnecessary midweek travel, the game at Belle View Stadium has been brought forward from Tuesday 13 September to Saturday 20 August, with a 3pm kick-off.

The clubs have met before, in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup back in 2012-13, when we drew 1-1 at Tadcaster, but lost the replay 3-2 at our old Belle Vue Park ground.

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Consett make Northern Premier League bow at Cleethorpes and then host North Shields

Consett were today handed an away fixture at Cleethorpes Town on the opening day of their debut season in the Pitching In Northern Premier League.

The trip to Linden Club in Grimsby will be on Saturday 13 August – seven days after the Steelmen open their season with an FA Cup visit to Goole AFC.

It is a tough start, as the Owls finished third in Division One East last season, and it’s followed by a first NPL home game against more familiar opponents, North Shields, on Tuesday 16 August.

The return game against the club who pipped us to the Northern League title last season is at the Daren Persson Stadium on Saturday 7 January.

Other games of note include a trip to Dunston on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August, with the Tynesiders visiting Belle View on Monday 2 January.

We face more ex-Northern League foes, Shildon, at Dean Street, on Tuesday 6 September – four days before playing them there in the FA Trophy! The return league game at Belle View is on Tuesday 7 February.

The games against Hebburn Town are on Saturday 22 October (home) and Saturday 4 March (away), while we play Stockton Town away on Boxing Day, 26 December, and at home on Easter Monday, 10 April.

There’s only one far-flung midweek awayday at the moment – to Pontefract Collieries in West Yorkshire on Tuesday 23 August – our second away game (though there may be more, depending on cup progress).

  • A full list of Consett’s fixtures for the 2022-23 season is available HERE.