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Consett take control of their League Cup group with a win over Bedlington Terriers

Consett went top of Group D in the League Cup tonight with a comfortable 3-1 away win at 2nd Division Bedlington Terriers.

A dominant first-half performance laid the foundations for the victory in the Steelmen’s first visit to Dr Pit Welfare Park since April 2016.

Andrei-Ardelean opened the scoring on 15 minutes with his first goal in 10 games, controlling Jake Stafford’s ball into the box superbly before turning and shooting into the far corner.

A minute later Calvin Smith made it 2-0, firing home from the edge of the box, with his shot beating the keeper with the aid of a wicked bobble. It was the midfielder’s 9th goal of the season – his best-ever tally for the club.

Just before half-time, recent signing Jake Orrell – making his first start after being given his debut as a sub at Stockton on Saturday – made it 3-0.

Jermaine Metz was fouled out wide on the right, and with everyone waiting for Orrell to deliver the free-kick into the box, he spotted a gap at the near post, and beat the keeper from an acute angle.

Jake Orrell accepts the congratulations of his teammates after his free-kick made it 3-0.

Consett had chances to increase their lead in the second half, most notably when Ardelean rolled a shot inches wide after drawing the keeper, pictured, while Orrell hit the bar with a follow-up after unselfishly setting up Ardelean and seeing his initial effort blocked by the keeper.

Substitute Leighton Hopper grabbed a consolation goal for Bedlington in the 88th minute when a long clearance from the keeper sent him clear, and he kept his cool to fire past Kyle Hayes to make the final score 3-1.

Thomas McAloon played the full 90 minutes in his first appearance since rejoining Consett, while latest signing Wouter Verstraaten came on at half-time for his debut.

League Cup - Group D

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  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

Cup games cause several of Consett’s fixtures to be changed

Despite the fact the new season is just a week old, Consett fans already have a raft of fixture changes to add to their diaries.

For a start, yesterday’s FA Cup draw with Dunston means we will now replay the tie at the UTS Stadium at 7.30pm on Tuesday, August 13. Admission is £7 for adults and £4 for concessions.

This means the home league game which was meant to be played that night against Guisborough Town has been rescheduled, to Tuesday, September 17.

Meanwhile, Whickham’s progress in the FA Cup means our home league game against them, which was due to be on Saturday, August 24, will now take place on Tuesday, August 27 – cup replays permitting, of course.

Finally, Bedlington Terriers have moved their midweek games from Tuesday to Wednesday, which means our League Cup game at Welfare Park will now take place on Wednesday, October 2, a day later than scheduled.

Consett will face Benfield, Thornaby, Bedlington and Brandon in the new-look League Cup

The draw for the new-look opening group stage of the Mitre Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup was made today.

This season, the initial stage sees the league’s 40 teams divided into eight groups of five, and each team will play the other once.

Two games will be at home, and two away, and the top two from each group will progress to the last 16, where the competition reverts to a knockout basis.

Each team was seeded according to where they finished in the league last season, so Consett, who finished 4th, were among the eight top seeds.

We have been drawn against fellow Division One clubs Newcastle Benfield and Thornaby, and Bedlington Terriers and Brandon United from Division Two. The games have been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday 10 September: Consett v Newcastle Benfield

Tuesday 1 October: Bedlington Terriers v Consett

Tuesday 8 October: Consett v Thornaby

Wednesday 16 October: Brandon United v Consett

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