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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.