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Consett have to settle for a point after 10-man Grimsby Borough come from two down

Consett looked set for a first win in seven games today after going two goals up at Grimsby Borough – but the 10-man home side won a deserved point after recovering to grab a 2-2 draw.

Jack Gibbons gave the Steelmen the lead in the 11th minute when his 25-yarder took a wicked bounce to deceive the home keeper and make it 1-0.

And on 33 minutes Kaleb Young looked to have put the visitors in the driving seat when he doubled their advantage when his low free-kick crept in at the far post, pictured top.

The game seemed to swing even further Consett way three minutes before half-time when home defender Tom Sawyer was shown a straight red card after appearing to kick out at an opponent.

But the home side had other ideas, and halved the deficit in added time at the end of the first half when Adam Drury finished Caine Winfarrah’s cross from close range.

Grimsby Borough started the second half well, and five minutes in they levelled, as Adam Drury scored again, this time with a delicate chip as Consett stood off him.

Consett started to threaten again as the half wore on, and might have grabbed a winner in the 86th minute when Charlie Watt found his way through their defence, but keeper Liam Higton made a fine save to earn his side a point.

  • Full match report, stats and more video HERE.

Consett back up to third after beating Grimsby Borough to make it six home wins in a row

Consett are third in the NPL Division One East table after a comfortable 2-0 win over Grimsby Borough at Belle View Stadium today.

Tony’s Fawcett’s side kept their play-off challenge on track by recording their sixth consecutive home win in all competitions.

It was an entertaining game between two good footballing teams, but the goal which gave Consett the lead in the 12th minute was very much a route one affair.

Goalkeeper James Anderson punted a long ball downfield, which the Grimsby defence missed, allowing Jake Orrell to steal in, set himself, and finish coolly from 12 yards for his third goal of the season and 30th for the club.

Jake Orrell gives Consett the lead v Grimsby Borough. Pic by Kenny Taylor.

Anderson then made a good save with his legs from opposing skipper Sam Topliss to keep his side’s lead intact as the visitors sought an equaliser.

Ben Ramsey missed two good chances, firing one just wide of the far post and bringing a good save from keeper Liam Higton with the other.

But it was the winger who was the architect of Consett’s second goal, on the stroke of half-time. He sent in a low cross from the left which a defender beat Scott Fenwick to. But the clearance only fell as far as Zak Atkinson, who smashed it in from the edge of the box.

Higton claimed Fenwick was offside and interfering with play, but after consulting his assistant, referee Connor Scott decided the goal should stand, and Consett went into the half-time break 2-0 to the good.

The second half saw Consett create most of the chances, with Arjun Purewal heading just over from Orrell’s corner, and Ramsey firing wide from Orrell’s cutback when he seemed certain to score.

Ramsey lashed another chance into the side netting and Fenwick fired just wide after good work by Wil Shaw, but two goals proved enough to claim the three points as the Steelmen put in a solid defensive performance.

The resulting clean sheet was Consett’s first in 13 games, with the last one coming in the 3-0 win over Hebburn Town on 15 September.

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


Ten-man Consett’s winning run comes to an end at hands of streetwise Grimsby Borough

Consett’s three-game winning run came to an end at Belle View Stadium today as they lost 3-1 to in-form Grimsby Borough.

The visitors arrived unbeaten in 11 games, and made it 12 with a win where they showed just how streetwise they’ve become since starting the season with six consecutive defeats.

A tight first half was goalless, with Scott Fenwick having a shot cleared off the line for Consett, pictured below, and Ross Coombe saving well from Reece York at the other end.

Scott Fenwick prods the ball past the keeper, but No 6 got back to clear. Pic: Keith Marley.

Calvin Smith hit the post as Consett started the second half well, with Fenwick denied a penalty as he seemed to be felled as he reacted to the rebound.

The complexion of the game changed completely in the 48th minute when the referee showed a straight red card to the disbelieving Zak Atkinson, pictured top, for a foul which Adam Mitchell had committed.

After a chaotic few minutes during which tempers frayed and the referee eventually sent off the right player, Grimsby took the lead while Consett got used to playing with 10 men.

A quick break down the right – where the dismissed Mitchell had been playing – saw the visitors’ top scorer Adam Drury exchange passes with York before firing a first-time shot past Coombe to make it 0-1.

Consett skipper Arjun Purewal had a glorious chance to level from a corner five minutes later, but his powerful header, pictured below, went inches over the bar.

This header by Consett captain Arjun Purewal cleared the bar by inches. Pic: Gary Welford.

The home side were made to pay when another quick raid down Consett’s depleted flank saw debutant Tyler Edwards convert from a pass by Lewis Collins.

A flurry of substitutions followed as Consett sought a way back into the game and Grimsby tried to hold onto what they had, but the home side received a lifeline in the 84th minute.

Borough centre-back Callum Lovett brought down Fenwick with a scything tackle, pictured below, and Consett’s top scorer Zak Atkinson stepped up to convert the resulting spot kick and make it 1-2 with his 10th goal of the season.

Consett were awarded a penalty for this scything tackle on Scott Fenwick. Pic: Kenny Taylor.

Substitute Cyril Giraud and Atkinson had chances to level, and with five minutes of time added at the end of the game the crowd got behind Consett, spurring the 10 men on for a late leveller.

Instead the decisive goal went the other way as sub Kyle Radford made it 1-3 with a strike from distance, which went in off the post.

The result saw Consett drop one place to 10th, with their next fixture a tough away trip to third-placed Stocksbridge Park Steels next Saturday, 4 February.

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

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Consett pick up a good point in a battling draw at Grimsby Borough

Consett were denied a first win in 13 games when they conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at Grimsby Borough today.

The Steelmen were missing nine players, but made light of it with a battling performance against a side who are unbeaten in their last seven games.

After a dour first half, the home side took the lead on 43 minutes when George Horrocks finished at the back post from a low Tom Sawyer cross.

Consett levelled on 56 minutes when Kieren Aplin latched onto a Scott Fenwick flick and kept his nerve to finish.

They took the lead on 72 minutes when Declan Bisset’s pass sent Scott Fenwick away, pictured above, and he outpaced his man to beat the keeper at the near post from an acute angle for his first goal for the club.

Aplin missed a chance to put Consett 3-1 up, and Borough equalised five minutes later when sub Edwin Essel netted from Adam Drury’s cross.

Fenwick had a chance to steal the points for Consett at the death, but keeper Liam Higton made a great save to ensure it ended honours even.

  • Full match report and more pictures HERE.
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Grimsby Borough away is next test for Consett as they look to get back to winning ways

Consett’s next game is one of our longest away journeys of the season, to North East Lincolnshire, when we make a first-ever visit to Grimsby Borough FC on Saturday 3 December.

The splendidly-nicknamed Wilderness Boys play at The Bradley Football Development Centre which is in Bradley Road, Grimsby, DN37 0AG.

The usual limited number of spaces are available on the official club coach to the game, priced £20. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be paid for in advance.

If you’re making your own way down, it’s 160 miles, which equates to a drive of about 2hrs 45mins via the A1(M), M62, M180 and A180. There’s plenty of free car parking on site.

Admission is £9 for adults and £6 for concessions, and food and drink is available in the ground.

Consett will be strengthened by the return of Dan Capewell and Kieren Aplin, who were suspended at the weekend, though Matty Slocombe will be missing as he serves a one-match ban for reaching five league bookings.

Like ourselves, Grimsby Borough are in their first season in the Northern Premier League, winning promotion last season as champions of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

They found it tough going initially, losing their first six games, but have rallied in recent weeks and went above Consett with their 1-1 draw at Shildon on 19 November.

Last Saturday they drew 1-1 with Stockton Town, which means they have now put together a seven-game unbeaten run.

Adam Drury looks like the man to watch, as he’s their top scorer with five goals, and this week they strengthened their attack by signing Brody Robertson from Cleethorpes Town.

  • In other news, our away game at Stockton Town on Boxing Day will now kick-off at noon.