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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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Watt’s his name? Teenage striker Charlie’s double sees Consett beat Temecula

Teenage striker Charlie Watt was given his first start for Consett in their friendly against Temecula tonight – and scored twice to give them a 2-1 win.

The 18-year-old, who signed from Bishop Auckland last month, grabbed a goal in each half at a bitterly cold Belle View Stadium.

He was one of six changes to the starting line-up from the weekend as manager Tony Fawcett used the game to give some of his squad some much-needed minutes.

Jake Jensen, Harry Outterside and Jack Caygill were also given their first starts, as was latest signing Dominic Curl, while James Anderson returned in goal.

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The visitors from San Diego looked sharper in the first half hour, and created a handful of decent chances, without seriously testing Anderson.

But the Steelmen began to impose themselves as the game progressed, and Temecula keeper Bryan Morales made the save of the game from Caygill on 36 minutes, tipping his curling effort over the bar.

Three minutes later Consett took the lead after good work by Jack Gibbons and Calvin Smith on the right, and the latter laid the ball on a plate for Charlie Watt to tap in from a couple of yards out.

It remained 1-0 at half-time, but within a minute of the restart the Steelmen had doubled their advantage.

A through ball sent Ben Ramsey in on goal, and although Morales made a good save from his angled drive, the ball fell kindly for Charlie Watt to fire home from 10 yards for his second goal of the game.

Five minutes later Temecula deservedly halved the deficit when Alexis broke down the right and scored with a lovely low finish into the far corner to make it 2-1.

Both sides had more chances, but were unable to take them. A big bonus for Consett was a first appearance in seven months for Kieren Aplin, who is on his way back from injury.

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He almost marked his return with a goal, but Morales beat out his powerful free-kick after he was fouled right on the edge of the penalty area.

  • Consett’s next scheduled game is the rearranged game at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, 10 February, KO 3pm. Seats – priced £20 (£15 for early bird season ticket holders) – are still available on the official club coach to the game, which leaves Belle View at 10am.
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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 back up to third after beating Grimsby Borough to make it six home wins in a row

Consett are third in the NPL Division One East table after a comfortable 2-0 win over Grimsby Borough at Belle View Stadium today.

Tony’s Fawcett’s side kept their play-off challenge on track by recording their sixth consecutive home win in all competitions.

It was an entertaining game between two good footballing teams, but the goal which gave Consett the lead in the 12th minute was very much a route one affair.

Goalkeeper James Anderson punted a long ball downfield, which the Grimsby defence missed, allowing Jake Orrell to steal in, set himself, and finish coolly from 12 yards for his third goal of the season and 30th for the club.

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Jake Orrell gives Consett the lead v Grimsby Borough. Pic by Kenny Taylor.

Anderson then made a good save with his legs from opposing skipper Sam Topliss to keep his side’s lead intact as the visitors sought an equaliser.

Ben Ramsey missed two good chances, firing one just wide of the far post and bringing a good save from keeper Liam Higton with the other.

But it was the winger who was the architect of Consett’s second goal, on the stroke of half-time. He sent in a low cross from the left which a defender beat Scott Fenwick to. But the clearance only fell as far as Zak Atkinson, who smashed it in from the edge of the box.

Higton claimed Fenwick was offside and interfering with play, but after consulting his assistant, referee Connor Scott decided the goal should stand, and Consett went into the half-time break 2-0 to the good.

The second half saw Consett create most of the chances, with Arjun Purewal heading just over from Orrell’s corner, and Ramsey firing wide from Orrell’s cutback when he seemed certain to score.

Ramsey lashed another chance into the side netting and Fenwick fired just wide after good work by Wil Shaw, but two goals proved enough to claim the three points as the Steelmen put in a solid defensive performance.

The resulting clean sheet was Consett’s first in 13 games, with the last one coming in the 3-0 win over Hebburn Town on 15 September.

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