Consett Ladies AFC ended their season in gr-eight style today with a thumping 8-0 win over Chester-le-Street United Women Reserves at Belle View.Continue reading “Curry is hot stuff as Consett Ladies sign off in style – but must wait for news on promotion”
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Consett Ladies preparing for title showdown away to Sunderland AFC Women U23s
Consett Ladies face their toughest test of the season this weekend as they travel to Wearside on Sunday to take on Sunderland AFC Women U23s.Continue reading “Consett Ladies preparing for title showdown away to Sunderland AFC Women U23s”
Consett Ladies aim to deliver on promotion push as they prepare to face Amazons
Consett Ladies move into the second half of their league season on Sunday as they host Chester-le-Street Amazons Women at Belle View following last week’s five-star performance and 5-0 win over Darlington FC Women.
At the halfway point, with 10 games played, the Steelers are still one of only two teams left unbeaten in the league, with the Amazons arriving at Belle View with one win and two draws in their last five games, but unbeaten in the last three.
Consett are currently 13 points ahead of their opponents, who are 6th with a game in hand, but manager Matt Gatiss knows that the Amazons can be tricky opponents regardless of either team’s position.
“They are the only team besides Sunderland who we have dropped points to this season, and both teams know each other well. They make games difficult and always push teams to be their best to take three points from them.
“We do go into the game with confidence, and we can reflect on a strong first half of the season in both results and performances.
“Working with this group of players is always a pleasure, and it has been great watching them progress from our very first game together last year to the current run and our historic FA Cup journey earlier in the season.
“Full credit to the whole squad’s amazing and professional approach to the work that we put in on the training ground, and we are working hard to maintain this momentum.
“As always we have to give a massive shout out to our amazing support, and we hope to bring more thrills in the race towards a promotion push.”
KO on Sunday is 2pm, with free admission. Elsewhere in the league:
Boldon CA Ladies vs Rutherford Ladies
Chester-le-Street United Women Reserves vs Darlington FC Women
Darlington Spraire Ladies vs Birtley Town Ladies
Gateshead Leam Rangers Women vs Sunderland AFC Women U23
Pictures courtesy of Keith Marley
Consett Ladies aim to make it a Darlo double and avenge cup defeat as they return to Belle View
Consett Ladies are back at Belle View this weekend hoping to make it a Darlo double as they entertain Darlington FC Women following Sunday’s victory 4-2 over Darlington Spraire Ladies.
The Steelers remain one of only two teams left unbeaten in the league, with the Quakers arriving at Belle View with a win and two draws in their last five games.
The Steelers are currently 12 points ahead of their opponents, who are 7th, but the visitors have two games in hand.
Consett Ladies manager Matt Gatiss knows that despite their current league position, Darlington are a danger to any team on their day.
They recently beat his side on penalties in the quarter-final of the County Cup after a dramatic 3-3 draw at Belle View.
“I have no doubts that towards the end of the season, Darlington will be one of the promotion candidates around the top end of the table,” said Gatiss.
“We have already seen this year how dangerous they are in attack, but we also know the threat that we have up front, and scoring four at the weekend as well as having a goal disallowed and hitting the bar three times gives us confidence in our own strengths.
“However, we need to tighten up at the back from our last few performances and we are definitely going to need to be at our best at both ends of the pitch to get all three points.”
Kick off this Sunday is 2pm at Belle View, with free admission.
Elsewhere in the league:
Birtley Town Ladies vs Chester-le-Street United Women Reserves
Chester-le-Street Amazons Women vs Gateshead Rutherford Ladies
Horden CW Women vs Darlington Spraire Ladies
Sunderland AFC Women U23 vs Boldon CA Ladies
Consett Ladies aim to put pressure on the league leaders by winning on their travels
Consett Ladies AFC are back in league action on Sunday as they travel to Darlington Spraire Ladies following a week off due to the weather.
The Steelers are in good form going into the game, being the one of only two teams left unbeaten in the league, with Darlington Spraire going through a rough patch of form, with only win in their last five games.
The Steelers are currently three points ahead of their opponents, who are 3rd, but have five games in hand, and manager Matt Gatiss knows that a win is needed on Sunday to keep the pressure on league leaders Sunderland AFC Women U23s.
“The longer away days in the league are always tough games, but we hope to go down and impose our style of play to bring the three points back to Belle View,” he said.
“At this point in the season the games are going to come thick and fast, and the quality in this league means that we need to be on top of our game every week.”
The Steelers have a couple of players away this weekend, so there will be opportunities for other players to step up to the mark in a season where the full squad will be needed!
Kick off on Sunday is 2pm at Hummersknott Academy (DL3 8AR), with free admission.
Elsewhere in the league:
Boldon Ladies vs Birtley Town Ladies
Chester-le-Street United Reserves vs Gateshead Leam Rangers
Darlington FC vs Chester-le-Street Amazons
Sunderland U23 Ladies vs Horden CW Women
Consett Ladies prepare for top-of-the-table clash v Sunderland U23s
Consett Ladies are aiming to build on their record-breaking Women’s FA Cup exploits when they return to league action this weekend.Continue reading “Consett Ladies prepare for top-of-the-table clash v Sunderland U23s”
Consett Ladies bow out of FA Cup with heads held high after record run comes to an end
Consett Ladies’ amazing run in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup came to an end today with a 2nd Round home defeat by Stockport County Ladies.
But manager Matt Gatiss’s Steelers can hold their heads high after the 6-1 loss to a team who play their football three divisions higher.
They had beaten Birtley Town, Hull United and Warrington Wolves in their best-ever run in the competition, and were the lowest-ranked side left in it.
But a well-drilled Stockport side proved a step too far – for now – for a spirited Consett side, who never gave up in front of another bumper attendance of 252.
The visitors took the lead after 11 minutes when Maria Figueiredo pounced on a loose ball, and on 24 minutes Levi Rathburn made it two with a tremendous strike into the top corner.
Kenzie Bentley put Stockport well and truly in control with two poacher’s finishes on 30 and 38 minutes.
Consett refused to lie down, and were unlucky not to pull a goal back when Steph Curry rifled a shot just over on 40 minutes, and Emma Hewett rattled the bar a minute later.
But the Steelers got their reward for their perseverance in the 42nd minute when Emma Hewett bravely challenged the Stockport keeper for a ball in the air to head home and reduce the arrears, pictured.
It remained 4-1 at the break, but Consett had another good chance at the start of the second half when Curry saw a shot well saved by the visiting keeper.
The home side’s tails were up, and a second goal would certainly have made things interesting, but the more experienced Stockport side quashed any hopes of a comeback with some excellent game management.
Two more late goals from Harriet Houghton (80 minutes) and Maria Figueiredo again (84 mins) made the final scoreline a slightly flattering 6-1, though the visitors were worthy winners.
As they left the field the exhausted Consett side were given a warm round of applause from a crowd who appreciated how well they had done to get this far.
Consett Ladies AFC make more history by winning in the Women’s FA Cup 1st Round
Consett Ladies AFC made more club history today by progressing to the 2nd Round proper of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.Continue reading “Consett Ladies AFC make more history by winning in the Women’s FA Cup 1st Round”
Consett AFC celebrate a season of success at their 2021-22 presentation night
Consett AFC rounded off a successful 2021-22 season last night by staging their first presentation evening in three years at the Belle View Stadium clubhouse.Continue reading “Consett AFC celebrate a season of success at their 2021-22 presentation night”