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Luke Carr’s hat-trick is the highlight as clinical Consett enjoy another victorious FA Vase away day

Luke Carr’s first hat-trick for the club was the highlight of the game as Consett recorded another excellent FA Vase victory on the road, winning 5-2 at Irlam.

The North West Counties League side, who had lost only twice in all competitions this season, were blown away by their visitors’ clinical finishing in the first half, which saw them go into the break 4-0 ahead.

Ali Alshabeeb set the Steelmen – who were backed by a noisy contingent of 60-70 supporters – on the way with a goal in the 2nd minute. Jermaine Metz pulled the ball back for the No 11 to fire home.

Two goals in three minutes either side of the half-hour mark put Consett firmly in the driving seat. First, on 29 minutes, the Irlam keeper flapped at a cross from the left, and the ball fell kindly for Ali Alshabeeb to score his second.

Two minutes later Alshabeeb turned provider for Luke Carr, sending him clean through, and the No. 10 calmly slotted past the keeper for 3-0.

Right on half-time Consett were awarded a penalty when the referee decided Dale Pearson had been tripped by left-back Sam Bolton as they contested a loose ball. It was a soft one, but Luke Carr didn’t care, and he claimed his second goal of the afternoon by chipping the keeper from the penalty spot.

At 4-0 up at half-time, Consett’s lead looked unassailable, but to Irlam’s credit they had a go in the second half, and got a goal back on 55 minutes when their visitors failed to deal with a free-kick from the right, and centre-back Ryan Ledson finished from close range.

The Irlam keeper made good saves from Dale Pearson and Matty Slocombe as the Steelmen turned up the heat, but there was nothing he could about their fifth goal, which came in the 78th minute.

A good flowing move ended with Pearson setting up Luke Carr, who placed the ball inside the far post to complete his hat-trick, pictured, and end any lingering thoughts of an Irlam comeback.

The home side did score again, when substitute George Farrelly volleyed in from Mwiya Malumo’s cross, to make the final score 5-2.

But it couldn’t spoil another great away day for the Conny Army, who can’t wait for Monday’s 3rd Round draw.

Supporters urged to book seats now for official Consett AFC trip to FA Vase 2nd Round tie at Irlam

Bookings are being taken now for seats on the official Consett AFC trip to Irlam, for the FA Vase 2nd Round tie on Saturday 2 November.

Our club sponsor Stanley Travel will once again be providing the coach for players and officials, with a limited number of seats available to supporters.

The cost is £10 per person, and as usual it is first-come, first-served. Names are being taken at the bar in the clubhouse, and seats must be paid for in advance.

The coach will leave Belle View at 10am, to allow for possible delays on the M62 on the way to Greater Manchester.

Kick-off at Irlam’s Ambitek Stadium, in Silver Street, Irlam (M44 6JJ) is at 3pm. Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for OAPs and £1 for under-15s.

For those making their own way, there is a large free car park alongside the ground, off Silver Street. If it is full, street parking is available. Please consider local residents’ access to and from their properties.

The ground has its own clubhouse, along with a refreshment cabin selling a selection of hot and cold food and drinks. Toilets are at the rear of the cabin, with a disabled facility available inside the changing rooms.

Departure time for home depends what time the game finishes, as extra time will be played if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

Consett face away day at North West Counties side Irlam in the FA Vase

Consett face an away tie in the FA Vase for the second successive round, after being drawn to play Irlam FC in the 2nd Round.

Based in Greater Manchester, they play in the North West Counties League Premier Division, and are currently 6th. It wll be the first-ever meeting between the clubs.

The tie will take place on Saturday, November 2, and the club will be running an official coach to the game, with details to follow.

There are three all-Northern League ties, with four of the remaining clubs travelling to opposition from outside the league and only Stockton Town at home to a club from outside the league.

The other ties involving Northern League clubs are as follows:

Bishop Auckland v West Auckland Town
Hebburn Town v Sunderland RCA
Stockton Town v Barnoldswick Town
Lower Breck v Shildon
Vauxhall Motors v Ryhope CW
Newcastle Benfield v Guisborough Town
Longridge Town v Thornaby