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Consett up to fourth after clinical finishing and backs-to-the-wall defending beats North Ferriby

Consett are in a play-off place and just two points behind the league leaders after beating a very good North Ferriby side 3-1 at Belle View Stadium tonight.

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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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Consett crash out of the FA Trophy after below-par display at Bootle

Consett were knocked out of the FA Trophy at the first hurdle today as a severely depleted side suffered a 6-2 defeat by Bootle on Merseyside.

Manager Tony Fawcett was missing seven players, and was forced to give 20-year-old Reserves goalkeeper Cieran Ure his first-team debut at the Berry Street Garage Stadium.

And although they were in the game for an hour, it was a well-beaten side who trudged off at the end.

It might have all been so different if a Consett ‘goal’ in the seventh minute had been allowed to stand, as Scott Fenwick, pictured below, volleyed home from Ben Ramsey’s excellent left-wing cross, only to be ruled offside.

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Bootl took the lead on 36 minutes after a close-range finish by debutant Bailey Thompson, who was set up by Andy Scarisbrick after a mistake in the visiting backline.

A tight game with nothing to choose between the sides remained 1-0 at half-time, with little to suggest the avalanche of goals which would follow in the second half.

On 49 minutes Ramsey’s cross-shot clipped the underside of the bar and bounced to safety, and two minutes later Bootle keeper Sam Ashton made a vital save from Wil Shaw, getting a strong hand to his well-struck effort.

Consett levelled in the 55th minute when Jack Gibbons floated in a lovely free-kick from the right and Dan Capewell powered home a header for his first competitive goal of the season, pictured below.

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Consett defender Dan Capewell heads his first goal of the season to make it 1-1. Pics: Gary Welford.

But disaster struck just three minutes later when Gibbons fouled Mason Fawns in the box, and Owen Robinson stepped up to restore Bootle’s lead from the penalty spot.

Fenwick almost replied immediately with a header by Fenwick from Zak Atkinson’s cross, but it was off target, so it was a big blow as some poor defending on 63 minutes allowed Bootle sub Sam Burns an easy finish to make it 3-1.

On 72 minutes Bootle scored again, with right-back Ethen Vaughan stealing in at the back post to convert a deep cross.

Dan Capewell gave Consett slim hopes of an unlikely comeback, firing home from a few yards in the 85th minute, pictured top, after Ramsey and Jake Orrell both had efforts saved.

The hobbling Capewell, who’d been pushed up front, had another chance to set up a grandstand finish, headed just wide from another free-kick, but it was Bootle who scored again in the first minute of added time.

Consett backed off Andy Scarisbrick and allowed him to smash a screamer into the top corner in the first minute of added time.

To add insult to injury, the home side scored again in the 94th minute, with Andy Scarisbrick taking advantage of a mistake by Ure to make it 6-2 with the last kick of the game.

  • Full match report, stats, picture gallery, goals video and manager interview to follow.
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Consett extend their unbeaten start to season to six games with 2-0 away win at Ashington

Consett made it six points from two games over the Bank Holiday weekend after an excellent 2-0 win at newly-promoted Ashington today.

Manager Tony Fawcett was without the services of six of his squad for the trip to Woodhorn Lane, and had just one experienced sub on the bench.

But a goal early in each half and an excellent defensive display was enough to secure the points against the Colliers.

The Steelmen took the lead on nine minutes, when good pressure by Scott Fenwick forced the home defence into a mistake. The ball was picked up by Jack Gibbons, and his pass played Wil Shaw through on goal, and he made no mistake for his third goal in two games and fourth of the season, pictured top.

There was little to choose between the teams in the first half, with Consett content to let Ashington have plenty of the ball.

The visitors had a decent penalty appeal turned down on 37 minutes when Shaw went down under challenge from Nathan Buddle, but the referee was unimpressed and waved play on.

Ashington’s best chance of the half came two minutes before the break when Dan Maguire turned his marker on the edge of the area and fired a well-struck effort just over the bar.

The first few minutes of the second half saw a great block by Arjun Purewal deny Craig Spooner, while at the other end Gibbons fired into the side netting and Ben Ramsey brought a good save from home keeper Karl Dryden.

But on 56 minutes it was 2-0 to Consett when a long ball out from the back saw Scott Fenwick force an error from a defender and run through to slot home past Dryden.

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Scott Fenwick fires home Consett’s second goal. Pic: Gary Welford. Top picture: Keith Marley.

Ashington almost pulled on back on 79 minutes when Consett twice cleared the ball off the line, but the visitors had a chance to wrap up the points four minutes later when Ryan McKinnon’s pass sent Shaw through and his shot flashed just wide of the far post.

On 87 minutes there was a let-off for Consett when Ashington sub Mason Hardy for once found a way through their defence, only for his shot to hit the outside of the post.

Despite five minutes of added time there was no time for the Colliers to give themselves a lifeline, and it was Consett who claimed the spoils after a classic away performance in front of a bumper crowd of 696.

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Consett manager Tony Fawcett celebrates a good three points at Ashington. Pic: Gary Welford.
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Super second-half display sees Consett ease past Sheffield at a storm-hit Belle View

Consett extended their unbeaten run to five league and cup games with a 4-1 win over Sheffield at a storm-lashed Belle View this afternoon.

Manager Tony Fawcett was without the services of six players, and saw his side struggle to get going in a tepid first half which was played amid torrential rain and thunder and lightning.

The second half was a different matter, with all five goals scored in the space of 14 minutes.

Consett took the lead on 52 minutes when Jack Gibbons surged forward from midfield and released Wil Shaw, who buried a shot in the top corner from just inside the box.

Five minutes later it was all square as Sheffield centre-back Alfie Smith thumped home a header from Rory Coleman’s right-wing corner to make it 1-1.

Consett regained their lead almost immediately from the restart, as Shaw turned in the box and found Zak Atkinson, who bundled the ball home from close range, pictured below.

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On 61 minutes it was 3-1 when Ben Ramsey broke clear and saw his shot saved by Sheffield keeper Jordan Pierrepont, but Wil Shaw was on hand to tap home the rebound.

And five minutes later the game was ended as a contest when the excellent Jack Gibbons hit a first-time strike from 20 yards from Ramsey’s pass which beat the keeper with the help of a deflection, pictured below.

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Sheffield had to play the closing stages with only 10 men when a player limped off after they’d used all their subs, but Consett were content with four goals as they prepare for a big game at Ashington on Bank Holiday Monday.

  • The 271 crowd saw a little piece of history being made as Calvin Smith played his 458th game for Consett, taking him to third in the club’s all-time appearances list.
  • Full match report and stats, picture gallery, manager interview and goal highlights to follow.
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Consett bring home a hard-earned point from a feisty derby clash at Dunston

Consett remain unbeaten in four league and cup games this season after a hard-fought 0-0 draw against nearest neighbours Dunston tonight.

The Steelmen had lost their last four visits to the UTS Stadium, but could perhaps count themselves unlucky not to have won against opponents who, like themselves, had three straight wins to their name.

There were lots of old boys lining up against their former clubs, with Dan Staples, Michael Pearson, Luke Carr and Dale Pearson starting for Dunston, plus Jack Elliott on the bench, and James Anderson, Dan Capewell and Calvin Smith in the Consett ranks.

With regular skipper Matty Slocombe rested, centre-back Ben Milburn, pictured top, had the honour of leading the team out as captain for the first time.

It was one of the old boys who had the first chance on nine minutes, when a defensive mix-up let in Carr, but Arjun Purewal got back to clear off the line.

On 18 minutes Consett went close when Jake Orrell’s ball found Smith, and his cut-back looked to have set up the lively Wil Shaw for the opening goal, but he was denied by some excellent last-ditch defending by Jude Swailes.

The game exploded in the 21st minute when Dunston defender Chris McDonald was shown a straight red card, pictured below, for a high two-footed lunge at Shaw.

The No 3 was clearly riled after not being awarded a decision against Zak Atkinson moments earlier, but the challenge was a bad one and Shaw was lucky to escape serious injury.

With Dunston reduced to 10 men, Consett were enjoying lots of possession, and Jack Gibbons went on a mazy run which ended with him shooting wide from 20 yards.

On 35 minutes Consett had a big chance when their high press caught Dunston trying to play out from their own box. Atkinson won possession and fed Kaleb Young, who skewed his effort well wide, pictured below.

Dunston changed their set-up at half-time, and took the game to their visitors, forcing them on to the back foot, without really creating much in terms of clear-cut chances.

The nearest they came to scoring was in the 51st minute, when Capewell sliced a clearance across the face of his own goal as he tried to clear Robinson’s cross.

Consett’s best chance of the game came in the 81st minute when Shaw hit a fine opportunist strike from 25 yards, which Staples did well to tip over the crossbar for a corner.

Despite five minutes of added time, neither side could find a winner, and both remain unbeaten this season after taking a point apiece.

  • Full match report, picture gallery and manager interview to follow.

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Consett get season off to a flier with four second-half goals at Kendal to make FA Cup progress

Consett got their season off to a fantastic start today as a superb second-half display saw them win 4-1 at Kendal Town in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

Manager Tony Fawcett gave full debuts to six players: goalkeeper James Anderson, defender Harvey Smith, midfielder Kaleb Young, and attackers Jack Gibbons, Wil Shaw and Ben Ramsey.

And although there were a number of players missing due to injury and other commitments, Consett still had a strong bench, including Scott Fenwick and Jake Orrell.

Kendal had already started their season and came into the game full of confidence, after winning their first two league matches – both by 1-0 scorelines.

The first 20 minutes was played at a frantic pace, with both sides hitting the woodwork. The game started to slow down as half-time approached, and the teams looked to be heading into the break level.

But in the third minute of stoppage time a poorly-judged back pass to Anderson allowed the lively Steven Yawson to intercept the ball and finish low past the keeper for 1-0.

There were no changes at the interval, but there was a noticeable change in Consett’s tempo and they were straight on the front foot and making inroads into the Kendal defence.

The reward came on 53 minutes as Gibbons set Zak Atkinson away on goal. His initial effort was superbly saved by Kendal keeper Chris Cheetham, but the No 9 was quickest to react and slotted the rebound home.

Only three minutes later, the game was completely turned around as Ben Ramsey scored a fantastic goal. The winger took the ball down on the edge of the area and turned past two defenders before slamming an unstoppable shot past the keeper.

The visitors extended their lead on 76 minutes, with Ramsey involved again. The No 11 hit an effort from the edge of the area that the keeper could only parry to the edge of the box, and sub Scott Fenwick connected on the half volley, crashing the ball into the roof of the net.

Any doubt about the result was removed two minutes from time as Scott Fenwick got his second and Consett’s fourth as he met a lovely free-kick from Orrell to head Consett into the next round, and a meeting with our old Northern League friends Penrith.

  • Full match report HERE. Picture gallery and post-match interview to follow.
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Consett wrap up pre-season by coming from behind to beat Alnwick Town

Consett concluded their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 win over Northern Alliance side Alnwick Town at Belle View Stadium – but had to come from behind to do it.

With manager Tony Fawcett away, his assistant Wayne Buchanan took the reins for the first time, but his side quickly fell behind to opponents three divisions below them.

Alnwick broke quickly from a Consett corner in the fourth minute, and Lewis Fairbairn scored with a fine shot across keeper Aaron Steavens into the far corner.

It was a stunning goal, and with the home side struggling to make much headway against a stubborn visiting defence and a strong wind, the visitors almost doubled their lead in the 29th minute when 10 broke away, but this time Steavens made a good stop.

It remained 1-0 to Alnwick at half-time, and Consett rang the changes at the break, using all five substitutes. Within five minutes of the restart they were level.

Jack Gibbons picked up possession on the right and drove in to the penalty area, taking on two defenders. When he was tripped there was only one outcome, and after the referee pointed to the penalty spot Zak Atkinson stepped up to level the scores at 1-1.

Just before the hour the Alnwick keeper made a good save to deny Ben Ramsey as he cut in from the left, but there was nothing he could do two minutes later as Consett took the lead.

Ramsey swung a corner in from the left, Ben Milburn headed it back into the danger zone, and Dan Capewell was on hand to half-volley home from six yards for his second goal in successive games.

Wil Shaw came close to make it three in the 81st minute, but was denied by a fine low save by the keeper, who had already made a stunning fingertip save from Calvin Smith (though it wouldn’t have counted, as the Consett man was ruled offside anyway).

Consett weren’t finished, and in the 87th minute it was 3-1 when Jack Gibbons picked up possession outside the box and drove a fine shot into the bottom left corner, despite Alnwick’s sub keeper getting a hand to it.

Gibbons almost had a second right at the death, but this time the keeper got a stronger hand to the ball, and a defender completed the clearance before it could roll over the line.

  • Full match report, picture gallery, video highlights and post-match interview to follow.
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Scotty leads the way with a hat-trick as Consett enjoy gr-eight friendly win

Consett won their latest pre-season friendly in style tonight, beating Tow Law Town 8-0 in a game switched to Belle View at short notice.

Tony Fawcett’s team scored four goals in each half, with striker Scott Fenwick, pictured top, grabbing his first-ever hat-trick for the club.

Consett took almost half an hour to open the scoring in the previous week’s friendly between the two sides. Tonight it took just nine minutes, as Ben Ramsey’s deep corner was headed in at the far post by Scott Fenwick.

On 15 minutes it was 2-0, from another Ramsey flag-kick. This time his corner was headed back across goal by Zak Atkinson, and Dan Capewell nodded home from six yards.

Three minutes later Atkinson turned provider again, playing a super ball in from the right which Scott Fenwick finished first-time from 12 yards to make it 3-0.

Tow Law’s keeper made a good save to deny Ramsey, but there was nothing he could do about Consett’s fourth goal in the 32nd minute, as Jack Gibbons slotted in his first goal for the club, despite the efforts of a defender on the line.

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Jack Gibbons scored his first goal for Consett – and then added a second. Pic: Keith Marley.

Three minutes into the second half Scott Fenwick completed his hat-trick, firing into the roof of the net from six yards after another excellent Atkinson set-up.

A flurry of substitutions around the hour mark saw the game lost some of its flow, but Consett extended their lead on 72 minutes when Adam Mitchell’s ball over the top put Jack Gibbons through on goal and he rounded the keeper to make it 6-0.

Four minutes later Wil Shaw made it 7-0 when he collected the ball 25 yards out, beat his man and blasted home from the edge of the box.

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Scott Fenwick completes his hat-trick to make it 5-0 to Consett. Pic: Kenny Taylor.

The scoring was completed in the 86th minute when a Mitchell cross from the left was spilled by the keeper into the path of Kaleb Young, who had a simple tap-in for his second goal in successive games.

Consett’s final friendly is on Saturday, 29 July, when they take on Alnwick Town at Belle View Stadium, with a 3pm kick-off. Admission is the normal pre-season prices of £7/£5/£3.

  • Full match report, video highlights, picture gallery and manager interview to follow.