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Consett manager Terry Mitchell pays tribute to fans who beat the lockout to see FA Vase win

Manager Terry Mitchell paid tribute to the Consett fans who found ways to beat the ban after Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions meant we had to play yesterday’s FA Vase game behind closed doors.

Some locked-out supporters used stepladders to see over the fence at Belle View Stadium, while others climbed on top of a shipping container outside the ground so they could watch the game v Maltby main.

And their efforts were rewarded as they saw the Steelmen cruise into the 3rd Round with an impressive 5-0 win.

Terry was interviewed after the game by BBC Radio Newcastle’s non-league expert Paul Dixon, and praised the efforts the diehard supporters had made.

He said: “The fans were brilliant, we must have had about 20 on the container and I probably seen at least 20 with their stepladders.

“It just goes to show that football needs fans. They’ll do anything to watch their local team play.

“We could hear them. They were absolutely brilliant and we really thank them for their efforts to see the game today.”

Terry, his assistant Graham Coulson and their players acknowledged the supporters on the container at the end of the game.

Four-goal Dale is the Main man as Consett put on five-star show v Maltby to make FA Vase progress

Dale Pearson grabbed the headlines today as Consett beat Maltby Main 5-0 in a behind-closed-doors FA Vase 2nd Round game at Belle View Stadium.

He scored the first four goals in his best game for the club, and Jermaine Metz added a superb fifth right at the death to ease the Steelmen past their North Counties East League opponents.

The South Yorkshire side were well organised and defended well, and it took the Steelmen until the 33rd minute to open the scoring.

Matty Cornish played a ball into the left-hand channel, and Pearson lashed a powerful shot in off the near post from just inside the penalty area.

It remained 1-0 at half-time, but Pearson almost doubled his tally within a couple of minutes of the restart, only to be denied by goalkeeper James Pollard, while Calvin Smith’s header crashed back off the bar.

Just before the hour, Consett were grateful to Kyle Hayes for two good saves in a minute, first from Connor Cutts and then Bradley Beatson, and their importance was shown when Consett took complete control of the game with two goals in as many minutes.

They doubled their lead on 59 minutes when they broke quickly from their own half, Darren Holden feeding the ball to Jake Orrell, whose pass found Pearson, and the No. 9 chipped the advancing keeper.

A minute later Pearson had his hat-trick after Jermaine Metz beat the keeper to Orrell’s searching pass and lobbed it over him, for the big striker to finish from a couple of yards out.

In the 86th minute Pearson made it 4-0, taking a pass from skipper Arjun Purewal and turning his man before calmly finishing past the keeper.

And Pearson had a hand in probably the best goal of the game, supplying the pass which Metz smashed home with his left foot from 25 yards with literally the last kick of the game.

The final scoreline of 5-0 was perhaps a little harsh on the visitors, who were very much in the game for an hour, but they were unlucky to find Consett at their most clinical when it mattered.

The draw for the 3rd Round is being held on Monday, and Consett will be hoping to avoid fellow Northern League clubs Stockton and West Auckland, who also progressed today, along with the winners of the Hebburn v North Shields tie, which was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Two more Northern League clubs, Ryhope CW and Jarrow FC, will also be in the hat after their home ties also fell victim to the weather. They will play them on December 12.

Northern League suspends fixtures for two weeks – but Consett’s FA Vase tie v Maltby Main will go ahead behind closed doors

The Northern League’s management committee have decided to suspend fixtures for two weeks beyond the end of the current UK-wide lockdown, it was announced today.

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Consett’s first post-lockdown match will be the FA Vase tie v Maltby Main

Consett will resume their post-lockdown fixtures with the FA Vase 2nd Round tie against Maltby Main, we can announce today.

The tie will be played at Belle View Stadium at 3pm on Saturday, December 5, instead of the scheduled Northern League Division One game v Hebburn Town.

FA Vase 2nd Round ties were due to take place on Saturday, November 28, but this date has had to be moved due to the lockdown restrictions currently in place.

The FA has today informed clubs that any outstanding 1st Round ties and the 2nd Round ties which can take place should be on Saturday, December 5.

The 3rd Round is due to take place on Saturday, December 19, and The FA is keen to get the competition back on schedule as soon as possible.

However, its statement does add: “There would need to be a further review of the competition should the national lockdown be extended beyond December 3. In such circumstances, The FA will contact clubs with an update as soon as it is able to do so.”

We will announce ticket arrangements as soon as arrangements have been confirmed with the authorities and our opponents.

Consett get a home draw v Maltby Main as we enter this season’s FA Vase competition

Consett have been handed a home tie against South Yorkshire side Maltby Main as we enter this season’s FA Vase competition.

We enter at the 2nd Round stage after reaching the 2019-20 final, and ties were due to take place on Saturday 28 November.

However, the forthcoming second national lockdown means that will have to be rearranged.

Maltby Main are from Rotherham, and play in the Premier Division of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League (NCEL). They are currently 6th, and unbeaten away from home.

They have already played a Northern League club in this year’s FA Vase, beating Newcastle University 3-1 in the 1st Round.

We have faced many NCEL sides in national cup competitions over the years, but this will be our first-ever meeting with Maltby Main.

Ourselves and fellow finalists Hebburn Town find ourselves in the unusual position of entering the 2020-21 FA Vase competition before we have played last season’s final. There’s no new information on when that might be, though The FA remains committed to holding the final at Wembley.

Other 2nd Round ties involving Northern League sides are:

Guisborough Town v Liversedge

Hebburn Town v North Shields

Stockton Town v Charnock Richard or Ashington

Jarrow v Warrington Rylands

Ryhope CW v Abbey Hey or Hemsworth MW

Barnton or Bacup Borough v Seaham Red Star

Hallam or AFC Blackpool v Shildon

1874 Northwich v West Auckland Town