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Consett stumble to a poor home defeat against relegation-threatened Brighouse

Consett’s recent poor run of results continued tonight when they were beaten 2-0 at home by relegation-threatened Brighouse Town.

It was the West Yorkshire side’s fourth win in four games against the Steelmen, and lifted them out of the bottom two.

Consett started brightly enough, and Ben Ramsey should have given them the lead after seven minutes when he latched onto Kaleb Young’s pass and headed the ball beyond the onrushing keeper, but shot wide with the goal gaping.

They had the ball in the net on 19 minutes when Ryan McKinnon headed home from Young’s free-kick, only to be flagged offside.

Then Dan Capewell was unlucky not to score in the 27th minute when great work by Wil Shaw saw his header come back off the bar, pictured top.

But Brighouse took the lead on 38 minutes as Consett failed to deal with a short corner and Joshua Dacre fired home at the back post.

It remained 1-0 at the break, and Ramsey had two good chances to level early in the second half, but saw the first saved at the near post and headed the second straight at the keeper from eight yards out.

As has been the case so often this season, they were made to pay for missed chances when Jack Wilson made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute from another corner.

Arjun Purewal came close to grabbing a consolation goal in added time when his 25-yarder glanced off the top of the bar, but Consett rarely troubled their opponents in the last half hour, and Brighouse were worthy winners.

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

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Another late goal costs 10-man Consett as Liversedge come from behind twice to draw

Consett conceded a costly late goal for the third time in four games as they drew 2-2 with Liversedge at a gale-lashed Belle View.

Ben Ramsey was the Steelmen’s hero-turned villain as they ended the visitors’ run of five games without conceding a goal.

The pacey forward scored after just two minutes, when a short-free-kick routine saw him latch onto Kaleb Young’s pass and smash the ball past Jordan Porter.

He blazed two more chances over in the first half and was denied by a good save from Porter as Consett made the most of the strong wind at their back.

Liversedge equalised on 42 minutes when Edward Church volleyed home from a right-wing corner to make it 1-1 at the break.

Consett regained the lead six minutes into the second half when Ramsey scored from the penalty spot after Dan Capewell was hauled down at a free-kick.

Liversedge, who now had the wind behind them, piled forward, and Jack Dyche missed two good chances before Alfie Raw brought a fine save from on-loan Sunderland U23s keeper Kelechi Chibueze with a 30-yard free-kick.

The game swung Sedge’s way on 77 minutes when Ramsey was sent off after receiving a second yellow card, and Church curled an equaliser into the top corner with five minutes to go.

  • Full match report, stats, video and picture gallery to follow,
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More last-gasp misery for Consett as they lose to a 97th-minute goal at Grantham

Consett suffered an injury-time defeat for the second Saturday in a row today 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.

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.

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

Consett give leaders Stockton Town a fright but have to settle for a point after second-half comeback

Consett gave league leaders Stockton Town a fright at a soggy Belle View today – but had to settle for one point instead of three after giving away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw.

Tony Fawcett had to juggle his depleted pack yet again, and had three youngsters on the bench, but his side took the lead very much against the run of play on 22 minutes through Ben Ramsey.

Jake Orrell’s long pass split the visiting defence, and Ramsey, who had missed the previous four games through injury, lobbed the ball over the advancing goalkeeper.

Stockton continued to dominate, and Consett were grateful to top scorer Wil Shaw for a goal-line clearance from Tom Coulthard’s shot on 25 minutes as the visitors forced a series of corners.

On 41 minutes the Anchors went close again when their former Consett striker Michael Sweet headed wide from close range.

But two minutes later the home side doubled their lead as another Orrell pass sent Ben Ramsey in again, and he took advantage of indecision between keeper Nathan Harker and a defender to score his second goal of the game, and 12th of the season.

Consett reached half-time two goals to the good, and started the second half well, with Orrell seeing his free-kick saved and Shaw going close when Stockton failed to clear the rebound.

Stockton had a ‘goal’ disallowed a minute later for offside, then a fine save by Consett keeper Kelechi Chibueze foiled Kevin Hayes as the visitors stepped up the pressure.

Stockton made two substitutions in a bid to force their way back into the game, but it was Consett who threatened next, when Ramsey wriggled free of his marker to set up Shaw, who couldn’t keep his shot down.

It was a crucial miss, as Stockton found a way back into the game on 70 minutes. Consett failed to deal with a right-wing corner, and Michael Sweet forced the ball home from close range to make it 2-1.

Unfortunately for Consett, Dominic Curl, who’d been outstanding at left-back, was injured trying to prevent the goal, and the resulting reshuffle swung the game Stockton’s way.

On 75 minutes they got an equaliser when skipper Adam Nicholson powered home a back-post header from another corner.

Consett were hanging on as the game entered its closing stages, and had a huge let-off on 86 minutes when Stephen Thompson volleyed wide from close range when a goal seemed certain.

Dangerman Hayes had three chances to clinch the win for Stockton, but one shot went just over, a second clipped the top of the bar and a third was headed away as Consett dug in.

When the final whistle went a point apiece was probably a fair outcome, and although the result slightly dented Stockton’s promotion charge, Grimsby Borough’s 3-0 win at Cleethorpes Town meant Consett slipped a place to 10th, 11 points adrift of the play-off places, with five games to play.

  • Full match report, stats, picture gallery and videos to follow.
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Consett lose at Ossett United after poor first half performance leaves them too much to do

Consett suffered a third successive Northern Premier League defeat today, going down 3-1 at Ossett United after a poor first half performance left them chasing the game.

The home side, who were third-bottom of the table, took the lead after just five minutes when their visitors failed to deal with a short corner routine and Adam Priestley fired home from close range.

Ben Ramsey had a chance to level on 14 minutes from Jake Orrell’s cross, but his header failed to test the Ossett keeper. It was to prove a rare opportunity in a lacklustre first half.

Ossett could have doubled their lead on 18 minutes after another set play wasn’t dealt with, but Alex Petersen volleyed just wide.

But they did make it 2-0 right on the stroke of half-time when Consett gave the ball away in midfield and a quick pass forward played in Adam Priestley, who smashed his second goal of the game into the top-left corner.

Ryan McKinnon fired the first effort of the second half just wide on 51 minutes after good link-up play around the box.

But on the hour mark Ossett made it 3-0 when a ball in from the flank was headed down and Adam Priestley completed his hat-trick with a crisp finish from the edge of the box.

Other than the three goals, Consett keeper James Anderson hadn’t had a save to make, which underlined the importance of taking chances at this level.

Priestley was in the mood for more goals, and looked set for a fourth when a through ball sent him clear, but Dan Capewell made a superb recovering tackle to half him in his tracks, pictured top.

Manager Tony Fawcett responded to going further behind by bringing on Kieren Aplin, Jake Jensen and Charlie Watt, and the changes at last sparked some life into the attack.

Suddenly the momentum was with Consett, and on 76 minutes they reduced the arrears. Kieren Aplin picked up possession just outside the box, turned and smashed home a bullet of a shot to make it 3-1.

Two minutes later Consett’s best move of the game almost brought a second goal. Orrell played the ball in to Ramsey, whose first time pass set up Aplin, but this time Ossett keeper Callum Hiddleston denied him with a fine flying save.

On 82 minutes the impressive Aplin had another chance, as his late run to the back post was picked out by Orrell’s floated cross, and he headed just wide.

It was all Consett now, and subs Watt and Jensen both had chances as the game entered five added minutes, but neither could set up a grandstand finish.

When the final whistle Ossett had won at home for just the second time this season, and completed the double over Consett, after a 2-1 last-gasp win at Belle View Stadium in October.

  • Full match report, stats, and picture gallery to follow.
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Missed chances prove costly for Consett as Belper Town’s snatch and grab sees them complete a league double

Consett were made to pay for missed chances as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat by second-placed Belper Town at a soggy Belle View Stadium today.

Tony Fawcett’s side started brightly and could have been three goals up inside 20 minutes. Belper keeper Daniel Moore saved twice in as many minutes with his feet from Ben Ramsey.

Then top scorer Wil Shaw hit the post from close range with the goal at his mercy after great work down the right by Jack Gibbons.

Belper had a couple of half chances without really troubling their hosts’ goal, but Consett finished the half in the ascendancy, with Gibbons flicking an effort just over the bar from Ramsey’s cross.

It remained 0-0 at the break, but Moore thwarted Ramsey again on 52 minutes, clawing away his header, then made an even better save from Jake Orrell after the midfielder turned his man inside out.

Belper’s best spell of the game saw their top scorer Kevin Bastos denied twice by Consett’s on-loan Sunderland U23s keeper Kelechi Chibueze with the help of the woodwork. 

But the striker grabbed his 18th goal of the season and what turned out to be winner in a goalmouth scramble in the 73rd minute, finishing from point-blank range to make him the league’s top scorer.

Moore, who shaded centre-back Danny South as man of the match, made another save from Dan Capewell’s close-range header, pictured top, as Consett pushed the big centre-back up in search of an equaliser.

Then substitute Kieren Aplin, making his first NPL appearance since last April, hit the bar after latching onto Capewell’s flick-on and cleverly beating his defender, but Belper held on for their fourth win and third clean sheet in a row.

The win strengthened their position at the head of the pack chasing leaders Stockton Town, but a win for Newton Aycliffe, who Consett face in their next home game, saw Consett slip a place to seventh, three points from the play-offs.

  • Full match report & stats, video highlight and manager interview to follow.,
temecula

Watt’s his name? Teenage striker Charlie’s double sees Consett beat Temecula

Teenage striker Charlie Watt was given his first start for Consett in their friendly against Temecula tonight – and scored twice to give them a 2-1 win.

The 18-year-old, who signed from Bishop Auckland last month, grabbed a goal in each half at a bitterly cold Belle View Stadium.

He was one of six changes to the starting line-up from the weekend as manager Tony Fawcett used the game to give some of his squad some much-needed minutes.

Jake Jensen, Harry Outterside and Jack Caygill were also given their first starts, as was latest signing Dominic Curl, while James Anderson returned in goal.

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The visitors from San Diego looked sharper in the first half hour, and created a handful of decent chances, without seriously testing Anderson.

But the Steelmen began to impose themselves as the game progressed, and Temecula keeper Bryan Morales made the save of the game from Caygill on 36 minutes, tipping his curling effort over the bar.

Three minutes later Consett took the lead after good work by Jack Gibbons and Calvin Smith on the right, and the latter laid the ball on a plate for Charlie Watt to tap in from a couple of yards out.

It remained 1-0 at half-time, but within a minute of the restart the Steelmen had doubled their advantage.

A through ball sent Ben Ramsey in on goal, and although Morales made a good save from his angled drive, the ball fell kindly for Charlie Watt to fire home from 10 yards for his second goal of the game.

Five minutes later Temecula deservedly halved the deficit when Alexis broke down the right and scored with a lovely low finish into the far corner to make it 2-1.

Both sides had more chances, but were unable to take them. A big bonus for Consett was a first appearance in seven months for Kieren Aplin, who is on his way back from injury.

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He almost marked his return with a goal, but Morales beat out his powerful free-kick after he was fouled right on the edge of the penalty area.

  • Consett’s next scheduled game is the rearranged game at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, 10 February, KO 3pm. Seats – priced £20 (£15 for early bird season ticket holders) – are still available on the official club coach to the game, which leaves Belle View at 10am.
hebburn

Late lapses prove costly for Consett as they’re beaten at Hebburn

Consett were five minutes away from picking up a rare point at one of their bogey grounds, Hebburn Town, today, but late lapses saw them slip to a 3-1 defeat.

Tony Fawcett’s Steelmen got off to the worst possible start, going a goal down in the fourth minute, when Amar Purewal was allowed a free header from a corner.

And they were grateful for on-loan goalkeeper Kelech Chibueze for keeping the score at 1-0 in the 15th minute when he saved a Purewal penalty.

The let-off spurred Consett into action, and they were unlucky not to level in the 20th minute when Zak Atkinson’s header was cleared off the line.

It remained 1-0 to Hebburn at the break, and Consett again came close to an equaliser in the 53rd minute when Dan Capewell’s header hit the bar.

There was a big slice of fortune involved when they did make it 1-1 in the 58th minute when Hebburn keeper Kieran Hunter fumbled Ben Ramsey’s right-wing corner into his own net for an own goal.

The game went to and fro without either side creating many clear-cut chances on a heavy pitch in blustery conditions, but Hebburn got the vital next goal on 85 minutes.

Consett were pushing forward looking for a winner when a long ball sent Amar Purewal away and he finished to make it 2-1.

The visitors threw men forward looking to salvage a point, but Hebburn broke on them again from a set-piece in the 90th minute and the ball was squared for sub Liam Murray to convert from close range and make it 3-1.

The result saw Hebburn leapfrog Consett to go back into the play-off places, with the Steelmen left in sixth, but with a game in hand on two of the top five.

  • Full match report, stats, picture gallery and manager interview to follow.
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Consett back in play-off place after good away win at Cleethorpes Town

Consett returned to winning ways and a play-off place today after a good 3-1 away win at Cleethorpes Town.

Three goals in 10 minutes put the Steelmen in the driving seat, and although the hosts scored early in the second half, their visitors managed the rest of the game well to head home with three points.

Scott Fenwick gave Consett the lead on the half-hour with a looping header from an excellent Jake Orrell cross. It was the big striker’s ninth goal of the season.

On 38 minutes Orrell turned provider again when he flicked the ball on for Wil Shaw to run through and finish calmly past the keeper with his 13th goal of the campaign.

And two minutes later Consett were firmly in control when Ben Ramsey won the ball on the edge of the Cleethorpes box from Dan Capewell’s pass, and fired home to make it 3-0. It was also his ninth goal of the season.

Consett’s debutant keeper Kelechi Chibueze, on loan from Sunderland U21s, had to pick the ball from the back of his net five minutes into the second half as Max Adamson reduced the arrears with a header.

But some assured handling from the keeper and determined defending from his back four and those in front of them meant Consett saw the game out reasonably comfortably to win 3-1.

  • Full match report, picture gallery, goal highlights and post-match interview to follow.