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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 hit Sunderland RCA for six to progress in FA Youth Cup

A young Consett side enjoyed a fine win in the opening round of the FA Youth Cup tonight, winning 6-1 at Sunderland RCA.

The Under-18s scored three times in each half at LGV Park, and could have won by an even bigger scoreline but for an impressive display by home keeper Matthew Louneon in the Extra Preliminary Round tie.

It took just five minutes to Consett to open the scoring, when Roman Boyzk fired home, but 10 minutes later RCA levelled through Ashton Roche.

Consett, kicking down the slope in the first half, were doing most of the attacking, and took control of the tie with two goals inside four minutes.

First, three minutes before half-time, No 9 Joe Naylor stabbed home a rebound from close range after the keeper had made a good save, then in the first minute of added time he scored again, this time with a powerful shot into the top corner.

Seven minutes into the second half Consett extended their lead, and on 64 minutes Naylor, pictured top, completed his hat-trick.

RCA didn’t give up, and were unlucky not to score when they crashed a shot against the bar, but Consett scored again right at the death to make the final score 6-1.

Their reward is another away trip, to Carlisle City, in the Preliminary Round, with the tie to be played in the week commencing Monday 4 September.

FA Youth Cup: Get behind Consett youngsters as they take on South Shields in national competition

The first team might have been left kicking their heels this midweek, but there is a match at Belle View on Thursday 10 September to satisfy your football fix.

Consett – represented for the second year in a row by Gavin Scott’s Consett U18s Bulls – play South Shields in the Preliminary Round of the FA Youth Cup.

The young Mariners went on a record-breaking run to the 3rd Round proper last season, before losing to a highly-rated Fulham U18s side.

Along the way they beat Gateshead, Carlisle United, North Shields, Harrogate Town, Morecambe and Hartlepool United.

Kick-off for the Youth Cup tie is 7.30pm, and admission is £2 for adults and £1 for concessions at the turnstiles. The clubhouse and snack bar will be open.

The prize for the winners is an away tie at North Shields in the 1st Round Qualifying in two weeks’ time.

Consett youngsters handed a tough test against South Shields in the FA Youth Cup

Today’s draw for the Preliminary Round of the FA Youth Cup saw Consett given a tough draw against fellow North East non-league side South Shields.

Consett AFC Bulls U18s are again proud to represent the club in the national competition, but their task in the opening stage couldn’t be much harder.

The young Mariners went on a record-breaking run to the 3rd Round proper last season, before losing to a highly-rated Fulham U18s side.

Along the way they beat Gateshead, Carlisle United, North Shields, Harrogate Town, Morecambe and Hartlepool United.

Gavin Scott’s Bulls represented Consett in the competition for the first time last season, and gave an excellent account of themselves.

They came back from three goals down to draw 3-3 at Carlisle City, before losing a penalty shootout.

Ties are to be played in the week beginning Monday 7 September, with the winners progressing to an away tie at North Shields in the 1st Round Qualifying two weeks later.

Fantastic FA Youth Cup comeback all in vain as Consett lose penalty shootout at Carlisle City

Consett’s youngsters staged a tremendous comeback as they stepped onto the national stage tonight in the FA Youth Cup.

But the late rally which saw them come from three goals down to draw 3-3 and force extra time ended in disappointment when they lost 3-2 to Carlisle City in a penalty shootout.

Consett AFC Bulls U17s were representing the club in the preliminary round of the national competition, and faced a tough test against the youngsters from the Northern League newcomers.

The teamsheet for the Carlisle City v Consett FA Youth Cup tie.

They found themselves a goal down at Gillford Park – the former home of Celtic Nation – after just five minutes when Charlie Johnston fired home a loose ball.

And five minutes before the break Johnston made it 2-0, leaving the Consett lads with a tough second half.

Keeper Niall Frampton kept them in it with a couple of good saves, but it all appeared to be over bar the shouting when Cameron Smith made it 3-0 on 61 minutes after a goalmouth scramble following a corner.

But the last half an hour saw the Consett lads really roll up their sleeves and battle in the rain which had started lashing down.

The home goalkeeper made a string of good saves, and Consett had a shot cleared off the line as they began to exert heavy pressure on the Carlisle goal.

Substitute Lewis Ord got what appeared to be a consolation goal on 79 minutes, but five minutes later Joshua Bainbridge grabbed a second to make it an interesting closing period.

Incredibly, on 86 minutes Bainbridge scored again with the goal of the game, a superb curling effort which dipped over the keeper to make it 3-3.

Joshua Bainbridge scores his second goal to make it Carlisle City 3 Consett 3 and take the game into extra time. Pic: Gary Welford.

Just when it looked like Consett might snatch a remarkable win, the tide turned against them in the fourth minute of added time, when they had a player shown a straight red card for a challenge in midfield.

It looked harsh, and when the final whistle went a minute later, it meant they faced another 30 minutes in strength-sapping conditions with only 10 men.

Extra time was a cagey affair, with just a couple of chances for each side, and Ord came close to snatching a dramatic winner in the 114th minute, but Carlisle keeper Will Graham punched away his top corner-bound effort.

When extra time failed to separate the sides, it was down to the lottery of penalties, and it was Carlisle who held their nerve, winning 3-2 to progress to the next round, and a home tie against either South Shields or Gateshead.

But even in defeat the young Bulls did Consett proud, and will be a name to look out for in the Durham FA U17s League this season.