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Late lapses prove costly for Consett as they’re beaten at Hebburn

Consett were five minutes away from picking up a rare point at one of their bogey grounds, Hebburn Town, today, but late lapses saw them slip to a 3-1 defeat.

Tony Fawcett’s Steelmen got off to the worst possible start, going a goal down in the fourth minute, when Amar Purewal was allowed a free header from a corner.

And they were grateful for on-loan goalkeeper Kelech Chibueze for keeping the score at 1-0 in the 15th minute when he saved a Purewal penalty.

The let-off spurred Consett into action, and they were unlucky not to level in the 20th minute when Zak Atkinson’s header was cleared off the line.

It remained 1-0 to Hebburn at the break, and Consett again came close to an equaliser in the 53rd minute when Dan Capewell’s header hit the bar.

There was a big slice of fortune involved when they did make it 1-1 in the 58th minute when Hebburn keeper Kieran Hunter fumbled Ben Ramsey’s right-wing corner into his own net for an own goal.

The game went to and fro without either side creating many clear-cut chances on a heavy pitch in blustery conditions, but Hebburn got the vital next goal on 85 minutes.

Consett were pushing forward looking for a winner when a long ball sent Amar Purewal away and he finished to make it 2-1.

The visitors threw men forward looking to salvage a point, but Hebburn broke on them again from a set-piece in the 90th minute and the ball was squared for sub Liam Murray to convert from close range and make it 3-1.

The result saw Hebburn leapfrog Consett to go back into the play-off places, with the Steelmen left in sixth, but with a game in hand on two of the top five.

  • Full match report, stats, picture gallery and manager interview to follow.
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Consett bounce back from cup exits with excellent win over league leaders Hebburn

Consett treated their supporters to a Friday night football feast with their best performance of the season so far tonight, beating league leaders Hebburn Town 3-0 at a misty, wet Belle View.

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Patched-up Consett suffer heaviest defeat of the season at Hebburn despite Scotty scorcher

Consett ended their four-game goal drought today – but it proved to be in vain as high-flying Hebburn Town came from behind to beat them 5-1.

The Steelmen’s patched-up side took the lead in the 34th minute at the Green Energy Stadium with a stunning 25-yard strike from Scott Fenwick, pictured top.

But the Hornets equalised just before half-time through Olly Martin, and ran amok in the second half to inflict their visitors’ heaviest defeat of the season.

With Jake Orrell injured and Ben Milburn suspended, Consett had to reshuffle their pack again, giving starting XI debuts to two players, and bringing two more off the bench as their injury problems went from bad to worse.

Left-back Jack Moody and forward Scott Jasper, signed from Whickham and Ryton respectively, started the game, but neither finished it.

Moody had to be replaced at half-time by 41-year-old assistant manager Wayne Buchanan after suffering a blow to the head, while Nathan Lawrence, recently re-signed from Sunderland RCA, came on when Matty Slocombe limped off just before the hour.

By that time Consett had gone behind to Martin’s second on 54 minutes, and Hebburn added further goals from Jake Hackett (74 mins), Liam Henderson (78 mins) and James Harrison (90 mins).

The result saw Consett drop three places to 13th, six points clear of the relegation zone, while Hebburn leapfrogged Stockton Town to go second behind runaway leaders Worksop Town.

The Steelmen have a free midweek before their next game, when they entertain 8th-placed Cleethorpes Town at Belle View Stadium next Saturday. Kick-off is 3pm, and they will be hoping to get back one or two of the eight players who manager Tony Fawcett was unable to call on.

  • Full match report and more pictures HERE.

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Missed chances prove costly as depleted Consett lose at home to high-flying Hebburn Town

Depleted Consett slipped to a 2-0 home defeat against Northern Premier League high-flyers Hebburn Town today in a close game at Belle View Stadium.

It was a game of few clear-cut chances, but the Hornets, who are second in the league, took theirs, while Consett’s were left to rue their misses.

Hebburn took the lead in the 36th minute when big striker Liam Henderson headed home from Wayne Phillips’ right-wing corner.

Consett survived a big penalty appeal in added time at the end of the first half when Henderson claimed he was tripped, but the referee waved away Hebburn’s appeals and it remained 0-1 at the break.

Striker Zak Atkinson had two good headed chances to bring Consett level in the first 15 minutes of the second half, but couldn’t direct his efforts on target.

They were made to pay when Hebburn doubled their lead in the 67th minute, when Amar Purewal flicked on a cross from the left, and Liam Henderson buried a half-volley beyond the reach of Consett keeper Ross Coombe.

Consett had a big chance to get back in the game in the 76th minute when Declan Bisset’s through ball put fellow sub Daniel Smith clean through, but the teenage midfielder – making his debut after signing from Northern League side Newcastle University – rolled his shot just wide, pictured top.

When the final whistle went the 0-2 scoreline meant three losses in a row for Consett, who went into the game without the suspended Karl Byrne, unavailable Evan Horwood and injured Matty Slocombe.

With no midweek fixture, Consett’s next game is the trip to West Yorkshire next Saturday, 29 October, to face Ossett United.

Seats on the official club coach to the game are available now, priced £20. Bookings are being taken at the clubhouse, and places must be paid for in advance.

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

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Consett make Northern Premier League bow at Cleethorpes and then host North Shields

Consett were today handed an away fixture at Cleethorpes Town on the opening day of their debut season in the Pitching In Northern Premier League.

The trip to Linden Club in Grimsby will be on Saturday 13 August – seven days after the Steelmen open their season with an FA Cup visit to Goole AFC.

It is a tough start, as the Owls finished third in Division One East last season, and it’s followed by a first NPL home game against more familiar opponents, North Shields, on Tuesday 16 August.

The return game against the club who pipped us to the Northern League title last season is at the Daren Persson Stadium on Saturday 7 January.

Other games of note include a trip to Dunston on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August, with the Tynesiders visiting Belle View on Monday 2 January.

We face more ex-Northern League foes, Shildon, at Dean Street, on Tuesday 6 September – four days before playing them there in the FA Trophy! The return league game at Belle View is on Tuesday 7 February.

The games against Hebburn Town are on Saturday 22 October (home) and Saturday 4 March (away), while we play Stockton Town away on Boxing Day, 26 December, and at home on Easter Monday, 10 April.

There’s only one far-flung midweek awayday at the moment – to Pontefract Collieries in West Yorkshire on Tuesday 23 August – our second away game (though there may be more, depending on cup progress).

  • A full list of Consett’s fixtures for the 2022-23 season is available HERE.
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Consett pick up a Football Writers’ Association award for their FA Vase exploits

Consett have been recognised by the region’s football writers for making club history by reaching the 2020 FA Vase final.

The North East Football Writers’ Association (FWA) held its awards dinner last night at Ramside Hall in Durham, and the club received an award, as did our Wembley opponents Hebburn Town.

Consett AFC chairman Frank Bell and his Hebburn counterpart Vin Pearson took to the stage together to receive awards recognising their clubs’ part in helping non-league football in the region thrive.

The game on 3 May last year was a wonderful advert for the Northern League, ending 3-2 to Hebburn after Consett twice took the lead.

As well as recognising the clubs’ achievements on the field, the awards recognised the part they played during the Covid-19 pandemic, helping their local communities and supporting the NHS.

Newcastle United, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Hartlepool United were all represented, with the Magpies’ joint-owner Amanda Staveley collecting Allan Saint-Maximin’s award as North East FWA Player of the Year. Middlesbrough’s Jonny Howson won the 2020 award.

Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara received the Personality of the Year award for 2021, while Sunderland AFC’s Luke O’Nien picked up the 2020 award, after last year’s dinner was cancelled.

Durham Women duo Beth Hepple and Sarah Robson received the FWA Women’s Player of the Year awards for 2020 and 2021 respectively.

There were other awards for Hartlepool United, their captain Anthony Sweeney, Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier, Sunderland’s Dan Neil, ex-Black Cats player and long-serving kitman John Cooke, and awards organiser Colin Young.

Funds raised on the night were donated to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which has raised over £16m to benefit cancer patients in the North East and Cumbria and plays a significant role in the international fight against the disease.

  • Thanks to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation for the picture of Frank Bell and Vin Pearson.

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Consett manager Terry Mitchell proud of his team, despite FA Vase final defeat

Consett AFC manager Terry Mitchell has spoken of his pride in his team, despite defeat in yesterday’s FA Vase final at Wembley Stadium.

His side took the game to their opponents, who were favourites to win, and twice took the lead in a thrilling first half, through Ali Alshabeeb and Dale Pearson.

Hebburn scored quick equalisers after both goals, however, and went on to grab a late winner through sub Olly Martin.

After the match, Terry – who lost key midfielder Jake Orrell midway through the first half after a worrying collision – said he was proud of his team.

“We’re obviously very disappointed to have lost, but I couldn’t be any prouder of the players.

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Consett line-up before the start of the FA Vase final. Pic: John Paul Hardy.

“I thought we played particularly well in the first half, but we just couldn’t quite continue in the way we should have done in the second half.”

Terry admitted Consett were tactically naive in conceding goals so soon after scoring, and said his side wil have to improve their game management.

“Typical, isn’t it? A football team’s always most vulnerable after they’ve just scored. Was it the naivety of our lads?

“We were only in the lead for about five minutes. It was two minutes the first time, three minutes on the second.

“But it’s been an absolutely magnificent two days. To step out there was brilliant.”

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Players of both Consett and Hebburn had given their all by the end of an exhausting FA Vase final. Pic: Gary Welford.
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Consett AFC chairman congratulates Hebburn Town on FA Vase win – and says ‘Now go and do it again’

Consett AFC Chairman Frank Bell today congratulated opponents Hebburn Town on yesterday’s FA Vase win – and told them: “Now go and win it for the Northern League again.”

Frank was devastated after seeing the Steelmen throw away the lead twice at Wembley, before conceding a late goal to lose the delayed 2019-20 final 3-2.

But he was magnanimous in his praise for the victors, who could yet go on to retain the trophy, as they are still involved in the latter stages of the 2020-21 competition.

“I’d like to congratulate Hebburn Town on their win. We gave it our all, but it wasn’t quite enough, and they are worthy winners.

“I would like to personally thank all the senior guys at Hebburn, who have been a pleasure to deal with over the last few months as we worked together to try to make the final happen.

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The small contingent of Hebburn Town officials who were allowed to attend the behind-closed-doors 2020 FA Vase final. Pic: Gary Welford.

“With a heavy heart, I’d like to congratulate them on their win, and wish them all the very best in the new Step 4 league next season.

“They also have a really good chance of winning it again. They have a quarter-final at Warrington Rylands on Saturday, and a home semi-final if they win that.

“I wish them the best of luck and hope they go on to represent the Northern League in the final as well as they did yesterday.

“We played our part in an excellent match, but I think the fact they’d had a couple of challenging games in this season’s competition, whereas we’d mostly been playing friendlies, made a difference.

“Our lads performed really well and I’m very proud of them, but the last 20 minutes took its toll on that giant Wembley carpet, and they had more players who had 90 minutes under their belt.”

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Hebburn Town captain Louis Storey and his team-mates celebrate winning the 2020 FA Vase. Pic: Gary Welford.