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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.

  • Full match report, stats, and picture gallery to follow.

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Consett lose at Ossett United after poor first half performance leaves them too much to do

Consett suffered a third successive Northern Premier League defeat today, going down 3-1 at Ossett United after a poor first half performance left them chasing the game.

The home side, who were third-bottom of the table, took the lead after just five minutes when their visitors failed to deal with a short corner routine and Adam Priestley fired home from close range.

Ben Ramsey had a chance to level on 14 minutes from Jake Orrell’s cross, but his header failed to test the Ossett keeper. It was to prove a rare opportunity in a lacklustre first half.

Ossett could have doubled their lead on 18 minutes after another set play wasn’t dealt with, but Alex Petersen volleyed just wide.

But they did make it 2-0 right on the stroke of half-time when Consett gave the ball away in midfield and a quick pass forward played in Adam Priestley, who smashed his second goal of the game into the top-left corner.

Ryan McKinnon fired the first effort of the second half just wide on 51 minutes after good link-up play around the box.

But on the hour mark Ossett made it 3-0 when a ball in from the flank was headed down and Adam Priestley completed his hat-trick with a crisp finish from the edge of the box.

Other than the three goals, Consett keeper James Anderson hadn’t had a save to make, which underlined the importance of taking chances at this level.

Priestley was in the mood for more goals, and looked set for a fourth when a through ball sent him clear, but Dan Capewell made a superb recovering tackle to half him in his tracks, pictured top.

Manager Tony Fawcett responded to going further behind by bringing on Kieren Aplin, Jake Jensen and Charlie Watt, and the changes at last sparked some life into the attack.

Suddenly the momentum was with Consett, and on 76 minutes they reduced the arrears. Kieren Aplin picked up possession just outside the box, turned and smashed home a bullet of a shot to make it 3-1.

Two minutes later Consett’s best move of the game almost brought a second goal. Orrell played the ball in to Ramsey, whose first time pass set up Aplin, but this time Ossett keeper Callum Hiddleston denied him with a fine flying save.

On 82 minutes the impressive Aplin had another chance, as his late run to the back post was picked out by Orrell’s floated cross, and he headed just wide.

It was all Consett now, and subs Watt and Jensen both had chances as the game entered five added minutes, but neither could set up a grandstand finish.

When the final whistle Ossett had won at home for just the second time this season, and completed the double over Consett, after a 2-1 last-gasp win at Belle View Stadium in October.

  • Full match report, stats, and picture gallery to follow.
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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.

  • Full match report & stats, video highlight and manager interview to follow.,
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Consett back in play-off place after good away win at Cleethorpes Town

Consett returned to winning ways and a play-off place today after a good 3-1 away win at Cleethorpes Town.

Three goals in 10 minutes put the Steelmen in the driving seat, and although the hosts scored early in the second half, their visitors managed the rest of the game well to head home with three points.

Scott Fenwick gave Consett the lead on the half-hour with a looping header from an excellent Jake Orrell cross. It was the big striker’s ninth goal of the season.

On 38 minutes Orrell turned provider again when he flicked the ball on for Wil Shaw to run through and finish calmly past the keeper with his 13th goal of the campaign.

And two minutes later Consett were firmly in control when Ben Ramsey won the ball on the edge of the Cleethorpes box from Dan Capewell’s pass, and fired home to make it 3-0. It was also his ninth goal of the season.

Consett’s debutant keeper Kelechi Chibueze, on loan from Sunderland U21s, had to pick the ball from the back of his net five minutes into the second half as Max Adamson reduced the arrears with a header.

But some assured handling from the keeper and determined defending from his back four and those in front of them meant Consett saw the game out reasonably comfortably to win 3-1.

  • Full match report, picture gallery, goal highlights and post-match interview to follow.

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Consett lose to Dunston but feel aggrieved after key penalty decision goes against them

Consett dropped out of the play-off places on goal difference after being beaten 2-0 at home today by nearest neighbours Dunston in front of the highest Belle View attendance this season.

But the Steelmen – who were missing key men Ben Ramsey and Arjun Purewal – were left feeling hard done by after being denied what looked like a stonewall penalty when the game was still goalless.

Zak Atkinson, Wil Shaw and Kaleb Young all had chances for Consett in the first half, but none of them could test old boy Dan Staples in the Dunston goal.

At the other end, James Anderson stood up well to save from Dunston No 9 Jack Maskell, and midfielder David Robinson hit the post with a free header from Chris McDonald’s cross.

Consett’s best chance of an even half came on 38 minutes, when Jake Orrell threatened to slalom through the whole Dunston defence, but was denied by a superb tackle by Josh King.

It remained goalless at half-time, and the second half was more of the same, with both sides making and squandering chances in front of the season’s best crowd of 433.

There was a crucial moment in the 66th minute when Consett had a strong penalty appeal for a handball by McDonald waved away by the referee.

Five minutes later the visitors took the lead when Dale Pearson – one of five ex-Consett players in the full-strength Dunston side – broke down the left and crossed for David Robinson to score from close range.

Consett pressed hard for an equaliser, but were caught on the break five minutes into added time when David Robinson finished from out wide on the left, catching Anderson out of his goal after the keeper went up for a last-gasp corner, pictured top.

  • Full match report, stats and picture gallery to follow.
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Depleted Consett give league leaders Stockton a fright but head home empty-handed

Consett and Stockton Town served up the usual feast of goals in their Boxing Day fixture today – but it was the league leaders who claimed the points with a 3-2 win.

A huge crowd of 993 – the highest in the NPL’s Division One East this season – gathered at the Coverall Stadium to see the 1st v 3rd clash.

And they weren’t disappointed as the former Northern League rivals locked horns in a tussle which was entertaining right from the off.

Consett were without broken toe victim Arjun Purewal, which meant an emergency centre-back role for skipper Matty Slocombe.

But the Steelmen found themselves trailing inside the first minute as they gave the ball away in their own half and Stephen Thompson produced a superb first-time finish from long range to make it 1-0 to Stockton.

Consett’s response was impressive, as they equalised in the sixth minute after Wil Shaw was fouled in the box. Stockton keeper Callum Roberts saved Scott Fenwick’s penalty, but Jake Orrell recycled the ball and Wil Shaw headed in at the back post with his 11th goal of the season.

Mikey Roberts went close for Stockton with an overhead kick from a corner, but it was Consett who scored next, in the 11th minute. Good work down the left by Fenwick saw him set up Ben Ramsey, who fired past Roberts for his eighth goal of the season.

Stockton had two or three half chances as they looked for an equaliser, but just when it seemed like Consett would reach the interval in front, they conceded again in added time.

A deep corner from the left was headed back across goal by centre-back Adam Nicholson, and Mikey Roberts fired high into the net to make it 2-2.

Roberts had another chance with a diving header, but James Anderson made a good save to ensure it remained level at the break.

Stockton started the second half on top, and it took a superb block by Ryan McKinnon to deny Kevin Hayes, who was through one-on-one.

But there was nothing he or anyone else could do in the 54th minute when a corner was cleared to the edge of the box and Kevin Hayes had time to pick his spot, firing low into the bottom left corner to make it 3-2.

Hayes, so often Consett’s tormentor over the years, looked a certain scorer in the 64th minute when he sent in a powerful free-kick, but this time Anderson was equal to it, making the save of the game.

Consett were finding it difficult to make inroads against a well-organised Stockton defence, and the game swung even more the Anchors’ way in the 76th minute when Consett defender Josh Baggs was sent off after picking up a second yellow card.

Their best chance to salvage a point came in the fourth of five added minutes when Zak Atkinson’s deep cross was kept alive by Harry Outterside, who made his debut as a late sub, only for Tom Coulthard to hack the ball away before anyone could follow in for a tap-in.

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

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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…