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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 are handed awaydays in the FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Youth Cup

Consett will be on their travels in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy after the draws for the early rounds of both competitions were made by The FA today.

The Steelmen will begin their season with an Extra Preliminary Round tie in the FA Cup at Kendal Town from the North West Counties League Premier Division on Saturday, 5 August.

The tie means the scheduled home friendly v Morpeth Town the previous evening will be cancelled.

Consett and Kendal have met once before, in the FA Cup Preliminary Round back in 2001-02, when the Steelmen were beaten 4-0 in Cumbria.

Should we come through this tie, our reward will be another away draw in the Preliminary Round, at either Boro Rangers or Penrith, both from the Northern League.

In the FA Trophy we enter unchartered territory with an away tie and first-ever meeting with Bootle FC from the Northern Premier League Division One West on Saturday 9 September.

The winners will progress to an away tie against NPL Division One East rivals Stockton Town or Pontefract Collieries.

Travel arrangements for both cup games will be announced nearer the date.

Consett have also been drawn away from home in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Youth Cup, to Sunderland RCA, with the match due to take place in the week commencing Monday 14 August. The winners will travel to Carlisle City in the Peliminary Round.