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Patched-up Consett come close to grabbing a point at play-off contenders Carlton Town

A Consett side depleted to way beyond the bare bones were beaten 2-1 at play-off hopefuls Carlton Town today – but came close to taking a point they deserved.

Manager Tony Fawcett was without the services of eight first-team players, and with the 11 he had left to choose from including two goalkeepers, had no option but to name himself in the starting XI.

The 44-year-old donned the No 9 shirt 12 years after hanging up his boots, and played the first 45 minutes before being replaced for the second half by his only sub – goalkeeper James Anderson.

But a brave performance by the Steelmen saw them denied only by a superb display by Carlton keeper Felix Annan, who made the save of the season at 0-0.

It came in the 16th minute when Arjun Purewal powered a header goalwards from a right-wing corner and Annan pulled off an unbelievable stop, pictured top, with a defender scrambling the ball to safety. Even then Consett might have been awarded a penalty, as Fawcett was dragged to the ground as he went for the loose ball.

Carlton took the lead on 37 minutes when Niall Hylton broke down the left and crossed to the near post, where Alex Hardwick finished from close range.

It remained 1-0 at half-time, but the hosts started the second half well and Hardwick was denied a second goal a couple of minutes in by Consett keeper Kelechi Chibueze.

But there was nothing the Sunderland U23s loanee could do in the 49th minute when Carlton attacked again down the left and the ball ended at the feet of Niall Hylton, who finished into the roof of the net.

Consett stayed in the game, and almost got themselves back in it on 78 minutes when a through ball left Wil Shaw in a one-on-one with Annan, and the keeper raced off his line to deny him.

Five minutes later it was game on when Annan made another superb save from Kaleb Young’s 25-yarder, only to see Wil Shaw pounce on the rebound to fire home his 16th goal of the season.

Carlton, who needed a win to all-but-guarantee their place in the play-offs, did everything they could to see the game out, and the frustration proved too much for Jack Gibbons, who was shown a straight red card in the fifth added minute after a fracas following time-wasting in the corner.

It was a sad end to a wonderfully spirited performance, where the only 12 available registered players did the club and their travelling support proud, only to lose by the finest of margins – and a top-drawer performance by Felix The Cat.

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More last-gasp misery for Consett as they lose to a 97th-minute goal at Grantham

Consett suffered an injury-time defeat for the second Saturday in a row today when they lost 1-0 at lowly Grantham Town.

The hosts were desperate for points to help their fight against relegation from the NPL Division One East, and grabbed all three in dramatic fashion at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium.

A left-wing corner was headed home by Matt Doyle in the seventh minute of added time at the end of the game, pictured top, to consign the Steelmen to a sixth defeat in their last 10 games – five of them by the odd goal.

Manager Tony Fawcett was down to the bare bones, with only one fit outfield player on the bench, and suffered a further blow midway through the first half when Arjun Purewal was knocked out and had to be substituted.

Consett, with the wind at their back, had chances through Kaleb Young, Wil Shaw and Jack Gibbons, but failed to test the Grantham keeper.

At the other end they were grateful to grateful to on-loan Sunderland goalkeeper Kelechi Chibueze for good saves from Doyle and Sam Hooper, and half-time was reached with game goalless.

The second half, playing into a stiff wind, was backs-to-the-wall time for the Steelmen, and though they were bombarded with crosses and long throws, they defended stoutly.

They had two big chances to win the game; midway through the half Jake Orrell’s corner was beaten clear by the keeper and two follow-up efforts were kicked off the line.

Then on 88 minutes Jack Gibbons had a glorious chance when Ben Ramsey’s pass sent him clear in the left channel, but Grantham keeper Curtis Hall was off his line quickly to smother the shot.

Elliott Walker and Sisa Tuntulwana had chances to snatch the win for the home side as the game entered added time, and just it looked like Consett had done enough for a hard-earned point, Doyle popped up with that last-gasp header to claim all three.

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Consett lead twice but lose to injury-time goal at North Ferriby

Consett went down to their second defeat in five days today when a late goal saw them lose 3-2 at North Ferriby.

Tony Fawcett’s depleted side got off to an ideal start at the Dransfield Stadium when they were awarded a penalty after just eight minutes.

Wil Shaw was bundled over from behind by Niall Tilsley, and teenage striker Charlie Watt confidently stepped up to score his first goal for the club from the spot.

Consett thought they’d doubled their lead in the 21st minute when Jack Gibbons cut in from the right and fires into the far corner, but the referee disallowed the goal for an off-the-ball infringement by Watt.

North Ferriby had enjoyed the bulk of possession but created little until the 38th minute, when their visitors lost possession and they surged forward, with Josh Whitley’s shot coming back off the post.

Just when it looked like Consett would get to the interval with their lead intact, the home side equalised on the stroke of half-time, as Tom Corner scored with a close-range header from a right-wing cross.

Five minutes into the second half they almost restored their lead when a well-struck shot by Gibbons brought the save of the game from Harry Fisk.

They did regain the lead midway through the half when great work down the right by Jake Orrell saw him put a superb ball across the box, which Wil Shaw fired home for 2-1.

On 83 minutes North Ferriby levelled for a second time in the game when sub Jack Johnson headed home from a corner after it was helped across the face of goal.

Consett pushed Dan Capewell up front in a bid to grab a winner to keep their receding play-off hopes alive, and Fisk made a good save from Orrell with two minutes of the 90 remaining.

With four added minutes signalled the game was anybody’s, and unfortunately for Consett it was the Villagers who grabbed a winner to boost their own play-off hopes, with Levi Tarbotton heading home.

The result leaves Consett 9th, eight points adrift of the top five, with six games left to play, with league leaders Stockton Town next up at Belle View at 3pm on Easter Monday.

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Consett stumble to their heaviest defeat of the season at Sheffield as they receive a lesson in finishing

Consett’s return to winning ways proved short-lived as they suffered their heaviest defeat of the season tonight, losing 5-0 to in-form Sheffield.

Manager Tony Fawcett was without five probable starters for the game, which was played at Stocksbridge. His options were so limited that he named himself among the substitutes.

The Steelmen should have had a penalty in the sixth minute when Wil Shaw’s shot was clearly handled by a defender right in front of the referee, who waved play on.

Things began to unravel five minutes later when a straightforward ball forward split the Consett defence and Cameron Johnson ran through to score.

Jack Gibbons twice went close and Charlie Watts had a free-kick tipped over the bar as Consett sought an equaliser, but they fell further behind on 42 minutes when Reece Fielding rose highest to head home a right-wing corner.

Gibbons and Shaw both had good chances in the opening exchanges of the second half as the visitors looked for a way back into the game, but were denied by great saves from keeper Edd Hall.

Instead the next goal went to the ‘home’ side in the 63rd minute – and it was all of Consett’s making. They lost the ball in midfield trying to pass their way out of defence, and sub Nathan Modest, who’d only been on the field three minutes, ran through to make it 3-0.

Nine minutes later it was 4-0 as Consett conceded another self-inflicted goal, with Jamie Yates supplying the finish this time, and in the third minute of added time Luke Mangham rubbed salt into their wounds with a fifth.

It was a well-beaten side who headed back up the motorway, but things could have been so different if they’d been awarded that stonewall early penalty and taken one or two of a plethora of chances.

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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.

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Ten-man Consett end their losing streak with a hard-fought point against Newton Aycliffe

Consett brought their three-game losing streak to an end tonight, but had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw v Newton Aycliffe after playing the last part of the game with only 10 men.

Manager Tony Fawcett rang the changes, making four changes to the side which had lost in disappointing fashion at Ossett United on Saturday.

It meant full debuts for Jake Jensen and Dominic Curl, a first start of the season for Kieren Aplin and a first appearance since October for Ben Milburn as he returned from injury.

There were very few chances in a first half which saw the visitors dominate possession but create little, and half-time was reached with the score at 0-0.

Consett started the second half in much more positive fashion. Jensen had missed a couple of headers and Aycliffe keeper James Winter did well to deny Kaleb Young before the Steelmen opened the scoring in the 60th minute.

Jake Orrell swung in a delightful free-kick from the right which Jensen only just failed to connect with, but Arjun Purewal, running in behind him, kneed it home from a few yards to make it 1-0.

Orrell went close to make it two when his shot from an acute angle was tipped over by Winter, only for the referee to award a goal kick.

Then the game swung the visitors’ way on 66 minutes when Jack Gibbons was dismissed after being shown a second yellow card for kicking the ball away.

Aycliffe began to dominate again, and they got an equaliser on 70 minutes when Liam Jarvie’s shot was too hot for keeper James Anderson to handle and the loose ball rebounded in off the unfortunate Dan Capewell for an own goal.

Aycliffe thought they had snatched a winner in the 83rd minute when Ethan Wood scored direct from a corner, but the ‘goal’ was disallowed for a foul on the keeper.

Then Consett sub Charlie Watt had a chance of grabbing the glory when he burst through the middle with five minutes left, but a superb foot in denied him at the expense of a corner.

A draw was probably a fair result based on chances, and it left Consett 9th and Aycliffe 7th – the same positions they occupied before the game.

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Missed chances prove costly for Consett as Belper Town’s snatch and grab sees them complete a league double

Consett were made to pay for missed chances as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat by second-placed Belper Town at a soggy Belle View Stadium today.

Tony Fawcett’s side started brightly and could have been three goals up inside 20 minutes. Belper keeper Daniel Moore saved twice in as many minutes with his feet from Ben Ramsey.

Then top scorer Wil Shaw hit the post from close range with the goal at his mercy after great work down the right by Jack Gibbons.

Belper had a couple of half chances without really troubling their hosts’ goal, but Consett finished the half in the ascendancy, with Gibbons flicking an effort just over the bar from Ramsey’s cross.

It remained 0-0 at the break, but Moore thwarted Ramsey again on 52 minutes, clawing away his header, then made an even better save from Jake Orrell after the midfielder turned his man inside out.

Belper’s best spell of the game saw their top scorer Kevin Bastos denied twice by Consett’s on-loan Sunderland U23s keeper Kelechi Chibueze with the help of the woodwork. 

But the striker grabbed his 18th goal of the season and what turned out to be winner in a goalmouth scramble in the 73rd minute, finishing from point-blank range to make him the league’s top scorer.

Moore, who shaded centre-back Danny South as man of the match, made another save from Dan Capewell’s close-range header, pictured top, as Consett pushed the big centre-back up in search of an equaliser.

Then substitute Kieren Aplin, making his first NPL appearance since last April, hit the bar after latching onto Capewell’s flick-on and cleverly beating his defender, but Belper held on for their fourth win and third clean sheet in a row.

The win strengthened their position at the head of the pack chasing leaders Stockton Town, but a win for Newton Aycliffe, who Consett face in their next home game, saw Consett slip a place to seventh, three points from the play-offs.

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west auckland

Consett crash out of the Durham Challenge Cup despite dominating at bogey ground West Auckland

Consett exited the Durham Challenge Cup at the quarter-final stage tonight after yet another defeat at their bogey ground, West Auckland.

Tony Fawcett’s side dominated large parts of the game against their former Northern League rivals, and created many more chances than their hosts, but somehow lost 2-0.

It means the Steelmen’s miserable recent record at Darlington Road continues, with just one win in our last 11 visits since a 3-2 extra time victory in the county cup in 2011-12.

Consett had enough chances to win two games, but some less-than-clinical finishing, good saves by West goalkeeper Nick Liversedge and no-nonsense defending by a back four superbly marshalled by Gary Brown meant they headed back down the A68 disappointed yet again.

Liversedge was by far the busier keeper, saving from Jack Gibbons and Zak Atkinson inside the first five minutes as Consett, kicking up the slope, took the game to their hosts.

But on 15 minutes they found themselves trailing when a corner was half-cleared to the edge of the box and Josh Scott volleyed home to make it 1-0.

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Josh Scott takes a swing at a half-cleared corner to make it 1-0 to West Auckland. Pic: Gary Welford.

Liversedge saved well from Kaleb Young’s well-struck volley, Ryan McKinnon sent a close-range effort over the bar and Wil Shaw’s goalbound effort was deflected wide by a teammate on the ground as Consett hammered on the door in search of an equaliser.

Their best chance came a minute before half-time when Gibbons ran on to a flick-on from James Anderson’s kick, but Liversedge was off his line quickly to smother his shot.

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This Wil Shaw effort struck a grounded teammate and was deflected wide. Pic: Gary Welford.

The interval arrived with West somehow leading 1-0, and the second half continued in the same vein, with Liversedge tipping over an effort from Ben Ramsey which looked destined for the top corner.

Consett had a strong penalty appeal for a clumsy challenge on Shaw turned down, and Jake Orrell sent a free-kick just over the bar as the visitors continued to press.

But they were hit by a sucker punch in the 67th minute when James Harrison set up former Consett midfielder Lee Hume, who found the bottom corner from just inside the box to make it 2-0.

Atkinson headed over from a superb Josh Baggs cross when he seemed certain to score, and Scott Fenwick hit the outside of the post from 20 yards after cutting in from the left flank as Consett continued to make chances.

When the final whistle left Consett couldn’t quite believe they had lost, but it was one of those nights when the ball just wouldn’t go in, and they are left to concentrate on their pursuit of a place in the NPL play-offs…

carlton

Consett go third after beating fellow play-off hopefuls Carlton Town

Consett are third in the NPL Division One East after a 2-1 win over fellow play-off hopefuls Carlton Town at a chilly Belle View Stadium today.

There was little to choose between the two sides in the first half, though Consett were grateful to keeper James Anderson for a good save from David Adegbola just before the break to keep the scores level.

The Steelmen took the lead on 59 minutes through Scott Fenwick, who volleyed home on the half-turn from Kaleb Young’s cross from the right.

Wil Shaw and Zak Atkinson missed chances to increase the lead, but Jack Gibbons made it 2-0 in the 80th minute to give Consett some breathing space.

Carlton pulled a goal back in added time through Zac Hill, but Tony Fawcett’s side saw out the game to claim three excellent points.

There was drama after the final whistle when Carlton striker Lamin Manneh was sent off for using foul and abusive language towards the match officials.

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Consett in the pink after beating Spennymoor Town in the Durham Challenge Cup

Consett gave their new pink third strip a perfect debut tonight when they beat Spennymoor Town 2-1 in the Durham Challenge Cup at a blustery Belle View.

The Steelmen had one of the toughest ties of the 1st Round against their former Northern League rivals – now fling high in the National League North.

But a goal in each half was enough to ensure Tony Fawcett’s side progressed to the next round, despite a late Moors fightback.

Consett had a strong wind at their back in the first half, and took the lead on 26 minutes with a route one goal.

Keeper James Anderson launched a huge clearance downfield, and indecision between Spennymoor’s keeper and one of his defenders allowed Ben Ramsey to steal in, round the keeper and tap in for 1-0, pictured below.

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Ben Ramsey rounds the Spennymoor keeper to tap in Consett’s first goal. Pic: Keith Marley.

Ten minutes later Consett had a big penalty shout when Scott Fenwick went down under challenge as he chased a ball into the box, but the referee waved the appeals away.

The second half saw Spennymoor make an attacking change by bringing on their top scorer Glen Taylor, but it was Consett who got the game’s vital second goal.

Sub Jack Gibbons, who’d only been on the pitch two minutes, won a free-kick by running at the visiting defence and drawing a foul from right-back Hari Bondarenko, winning a free-kick and earning the No 2 a booking.

Up stepped Jake Orrell, who sent a superb free-kick into the far top corner, which had the keeper grasping at thin air, pictured below.

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Jake Orrell’s free-kick beats the Spennymoor keeper for Consett’s second goal. Pic: Kenny taylor

Spennymoor did show their attacking teeth and last, and Glen Taylor pulled a goal back in the 81st minute when he headed in a free-kick from a few yards out.

Moors threw men forward in an attempt to force a late equaliser which would have meant a penalty shoot-out, but it was Consett who came closest to scoring again, when Fenwick’s lob over Ryan Johnson just failed to clear the keeper’s fingertips.

It mattered not, because the Steelmen saw the game out comfortably to claim their place in the 2nd Round after knocking out last year’s county cup runners-up.

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