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Consett maintain six-point lead after comfortable win over Guisborough

Consett maintained their six-point lead at the top of the Northern League 1st Division with a comfortable 3-0 win over Guisborough Town today at Belle View Stadium.

Jake Orrell got them off to a flying start, firing home with just four minutes gone when the referee played a good advantage after Stephen Callen was dragged back.

The lead was doubled on 27 minutes when Luke Carr latched on to a long ball down the left and played a superb cross into the box, which Colin Larkin half-volleyed home.

The points were secured on 68 minutes when Luke Carr was brought down in the box, and picked himself up to convert the resulting penalty and make it 3-0.

West Auckland, who started the day in second place, dropped two points after drawing 2-2 at Ryhope CW, and dropped to fourth.

Newton Aycliffe went second after their 3-1 win over Redcar Athletic, while Thornaby are third after a 1-0 victory over Whitley Bay.

  • Full match report and more pictures HERE.

On this day: 12 November 2016 – Consett come from behind to beat Guisborough, despite finishing with only 10 men

An excellent second-half performance saw Consett come from behind to beat bottom side Guisborough Town 4-1 at Belle View Stadium on this day four years ago.
 
The match was preceded by two minutes’ silence for the following day’s Remembrance Sunday, and the Steelmen started like they had a point to prove after a disappointing 1-1 midweek draw with Jarrow Roofing.
 
Top scorer Luke Sullivan had the first chance after just two minutes, but was thwarted by old boy Jamie Poole after his initial shot was saved.
 
Michael Sweet headed just over from Nick Cassidy’s cross after eight minutes, and Lewis Teasdale did the same from Sweet’s flick-on after quarter of an hour.

Consett’s Jordan Nellis goes past his man. Pic: Gary Welford.

A nip-and-tuck period followed, in which neither side created a clear-cut opening, until great work by Sullivan saw Jordan Nellis almost score on 41 minutes with a cheeky backheel, but keeper James Dawson saved with his legs.
 
Consett keeper Sam Guthrie had to be alert a minute later when Thibault Charmey’s cross picked out David Onions, but the young keeper pulled off an excellent save, tipping the ball over the bar.
 
There was nothing he could do on 44 minutes, however, when Guisborough took an unexpected lead. Another ex-Steelman, Chris Youldon, opened up the Consett defence with a great pass, and Charmey did the rest, finishing coolly past Guthrie, despite the attentions of Cassidy.

Guisborough take the lead through Thibault Charmey. Pic: Gary Welford.

Sweet had a chance to level before half-time after he was played in by skipper Danny Craggs, but keeper Dawson made another good save, deflecting his shot over the bar.

Half-time: Consett 0 Guisborough Town 1
 
Whatever manager Mark Eccles said in the dressing room during the break obviously had the desired effect, as Consett came out for the second half fired up, and levelled within three minutes of the restart.

Michael Sweet plays peacemaker between Consett old boy Jamie Poole and Luke Sullivan. Pic: Gary Welford.

Teasdale won the ball with a great tackle out on the right as Guisborough tried to play the ball out, and delivered a perfect cross to the front past for Luke Sullivan to net his 20th goal of the season with a diving header.
 
Teasdale almost got on the scoresheet himself four minutes later, when his shot was blocked after he was set up from a corner.
 
The impetus was now firmly with Consett, and they took the lead on the hour with a well-worked goal. Nellis did the spadework, Sullivan helped the ball back into the danger area, and Michael Sweet was on hand to make it 2-1, despite Guisborough’s appeals for offside.

Luke Sullivan is congratulated by Michael Sweet after making it 1-1. Pic: Gary Welford.

Three minutes later it was 3-1, and Michael Sweet had his 14th goal in 14 starts, applying the finishing touch to an excellent flowing move which started when Craggs won the ball in midfield, surged forward and fed Nellis, who unselfishly squared for the No.9 to tap home.
 
On 72 minutes it was 4-1, and Danny Craggs got his reward for his man-of-the-match performance with his 11th goal of the season. Sullivan started the move out on the left and passed to Josh Gray, who set up the skipper to find the bottom corner from inside the D on the edge of the penalty area. His celebration is pictured, top.
 
It now seemed like a matter of how many Consett would score, but the only black mark of a fine second 45 minutes happened with 15 minutes to go, when the referee decided that a tackle by Teasdale right in front of the dugouts deserved a straight red card.

Skipper Danny Craggs consoles Lewis Teasdale after his sending-off. Pic: Gary Welford.

It was the second that local hero Lewy had had this season, and cost him a four-game ban – a real shame, as he had been playing extremely well in a new midfield role.
 
Although they were down to 10 men, it was Consett who had the better chances to add further goals, with Craggs, Sullivan and Gray all forcing saves from the keeper, while Guthrie made a couple of smart stops at the other end.
 
With some of their rivals on FA Vase duty, the win lifted Consett to 5th – their highest league position of the season.

Nick Cassidy gets a foot in on another Consett old boy, Chris Youldon. Pic: Gary Welford.

Consett: 1 Sam Guthrie, 2 Nick Cassidy, 3 Clark Kay, 4 Ryan McKinnon, 5 Jake Stafford, 6 Dan Hawkins, 7 Lewis Teasdale, 8 Danny Craggs, 9 Michael Sweet (sub Nathan Lawrence 77), 10 Luke Sullivan (sub Adam Knowles 83), 11 Jordan Nellis (sub Josh Gray 70). Subs not used: Matty Slocombe, Scott Canham.

Guisborough Town: 1 James Dawson, 2 Harrison Scott, 3 Joe Ferguson, 4 Paul Roddam, 5 Jamie Poole, 6 Liam McPhillips (sub Paul Blake 32), 7 Stewart Bath, 8 Chris Youldon, 9 David Onions (sub Connor Smith 71), 10 Thibault Charmey (sub Josh Holden 77), 11 Matty Pennal. Subs not used: Ben Escritt (GK), Henri Morland.

Fixture changes mean new dates for Ryhope CW and Billingham Town games

The latest changes to our fixture list mean new dates for two of our Northern League Division One games, including a home game rearranged for next week.

We were meant to begin a run of four consecutive away games at Ryhope CW next Tuesday, 3 November. However, that game will now take place on Tuesday 1 December (KO 7.30pm).

Next Tuesday will instead see a home game against Billingham Town (KO 7.30pm), which was originally scheduled for Saturday 21 November.

At the moment we have no game on 21st, but there’s time for that to change.

Our scheduled game away at Guisborough on 28 November will also be rearranged (though the league haven’t confirmed this yet), as we enter the FA Vase that day, at the 2nd Round stage.

The 1st Round is being played this Saturday, with 12 Northern League clubs involved. We are exempt until the 2nd Round, along with Hebburn Town, Stockton Town and West Auckland. The draw will be made on Monday.

New midweek date arranged for Consett’s away game at Guisborough Town

Consett’s away game at Guisborough – postponed due to yesterday’s replayed FA Vase against Wythenshawe Town – has been allocated a new date by the Northern League.

It is now scheduled to take place on Wednesday 1 April, which will be a huge disappointment to the busload of supporters who had booked to travel to what was originally a Saturday afternoon fixture.

As things stand, the trip to the King George V ground will be the first of four away games with which we will conclude our season.

It will be followed by trips to Billingham Town on 4 April, Bishop Auckland on 11 April and Ashington on 18 April.

Impressive Consett fire five past title challengers Guisborough Town

Consett came out 5-2 winners against a Guisborough Town side who at kick off sat one place above the Steelmen in third place. On a still but cool night at Belle View Stadium, the two sides served up a feast of football in a contest of extremely high quality.

The home side posted their intentions right from the off and were two up inside the first ten minutes. First Ross Wilkinson forced the ball home from close range with barely three minutes on the clock (pictured), then Calvin Smith netted five minutes later to keep up his fine goal-scoring record for the season, and make it 2-0.

Guisborough showed they were no mugs when Charlie Marshall shot home from the edge of the area. However, the Steelmen restored their two-goal advantage through Dale Pearson who latched onto Luke Carr’s superb through ball to finish coolly.

Consett led 3-1 at the break, and made it four just after the hour mark when Pearson‘s clever finish from six yards out wrong-footed the keeper for his second of the night.

Guisborough soon struck back though, with captain Mark Robinson converting from the penalty spot just four minutes later.

It was the home side who had the last word though, albeit in fortunate circumstances. Arjun Purewal made a mess of a chance from close range and ball fell to the apparent safety of Guisborough defender Matthew Lovatt. Facing his own goal, however, he inexplicably side-footed into the corner of his own net to make the final score 5-2.

The win momentarily moves Consett up to second in the table, but the Steelmen have played more games than anyone else in the top seven.

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

Cup games cause several of Consett’s fixtures to be changed

Despite the fact the new season is just a week old, Consett fans already have a raft of fixture changes to add to their diaries.

For a start, yesterday’s FA Cup draw with Dunston means we will now replay the tie at the UTS Stadium at 7.30pm on Tuesday, August 13. Admission is £7 for adults and £4 for concessions.

This means the home league game which was meant to be played that night against Guisborough Town has been rescheduled, to Tuesday, September 17.

Meanwhile, Whickham’s progress in the FA Cup means our home league game against them, which was due to be on Saturday, August 24, will now take place on Tuesday, August 27 – cup replays permitting, of course.

Finally, Bedlington Terriers have moved their midweek games from Tuesday to Wednesday, which means our League Cup game at Welfare Park will now take place on Wednesday, October 2, a day later than scheduled.