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Consett face rematch with Wythenshawe Town in FA Vase 4th Round

Consett were today handed a home tie in the FA Vase 4th Round draw – against Wythenshawe Town, who we beat on our way to Wembley for the 2019-20 final.

The game will take place at Belle View Stadium on Saturday 15 January 2022, with a 3pm kick-off. We are the third Northern League opponents they will have faced in this year’s competition.

Wythenshawe are fourth in the North West Counties League Premier Division, and beat Billingham Synthonia 3-0 in the 3rd Round at the weekend.

They started this season’s competition with a 6-0 win over Litherland REMYCA in the 1st Qualifying Round, then beat Bacup Borough 3-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

In the 1st Round they beat Seaham Red Star 4-3 on penalties, after a 0-0 draw, and in the 2nd Round they beat Holker Old Boys 3-0.

Our 3rd Round meeting in 2019-20 resulted in a 1-1 draw at Wythenshawe, and the FA ordered that the game be replayed at our ground due to our opponents fielding an ineligible player.

The replayed game saw Consett edge through 1-0 thanks to a stunning late strike by Dale Pearson, which sparked the celebrations pictured top.

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Consett drawn at home as another FA Vase campaign begins

Consett have been drawn at home in the FA Vase as they enter this season’s competition at the 1st Round stage.

They will face Atherton Laburnum Rovers from the North West Counties League 1st Division on Saturday, 23 October, with a 3pm kick-off. It will be the clubs’ first-ever meeting.

Atherton – not to be confused with Atherstone Town, who we beat in the 6th Round on the way to the 2020 final – are from the Greater Manchester area.

They progressed to the 1st Round with a 4-0 win at fellow NWCFL club Daisy Hill at the weekend.

Their best FA Vase run was back in 1993-94, when they reached the semi-finals.

Consett will travel to NWCL outfit Wythenshawe Town in FA Vase 3rd Round

Consett’s next FA Vase opponents will be Wythenshawe Town, who beat Northwich Victoria in tonight’s 2nd Round replay.

The two North West Counties League sides drew 5-5 on Saturday, but the lower-ranked side – who play in the NWCL 1st Division South, won the replay 2-1.

The result means Consett will travel to their Ericstan Park ground in south Manchester on Saturday, 30 November for the 3rd Round tie. Travel details will be announced in due course.

Consett face a third away tie in a row in the FA Vase – against another North West Counties League opponent

Consett were handed a third successive away tie in today’s draw for the FA Vase 3rd Round – but we’ll have to wait to find out our opponents.

We will travel to face the winners of the Northwich Victoria v Wythenshawe Town game, which is being replayed on Tuesday night after they drew 5-5 after extra time at the weekend.

Both clubs are members of the North West Counties League, as were Irlam, who we beat 5-2 on Saturday to reach this stage.

Northwich Victoria – not to be confused with breakaway club 1874 Northwich – are 10th in the NWCL Premier Division, while Wythenshawe Town are 8th in the NWCL 1st Division South.

Northwich were leading 5-2 in the first tie on Saturday, but Wythenshawe earned a replay with a spirited second-half comeback.

Cheshire-based Northwich, who are run by their supporters, play their home games at Wincham Park, the home of Northern Premier League side Witton Albion FC.

Last season they finished 4th in their league and reached the FA Vase semi-final, before losing on penalties to eventual winners Chertsey Town.

Wythenshawe play at the Ericstan Stadium at Wythenshawe, south Manchester, and finished 5th in their league last year. If they reach the 3rd Round it would be their best-ever FA Vase run.

Consett have never met either of their prospective opponents.

Three of the other four remaining Northern League teams have away ties in the 3rd Round. The exception is West Auckland, who are at home to Yorkshire Amateur.

Hebburn Town are away to Liverpool side Lower Breck, who knocked out Shildon at the weekend, while Newcastle Benfield face a trip to Cheshire to play Vauxhall Motors.

Like us, Stockton Town face a wait to find out their opponents, but will travel to Yorkshire, to play either Selby Town or Bridlington Town (who knocked us out last season).

The games are scheduled to be played on Saturday 30 November, which means our league game v Newcastle Benfield is postponed, and will now take place on Saturday 28 December.

Luke Carr’s hat-trick is the highlight as clinical Consett enjoy another victorious FA Vase away day

Luke Carr’s first hat-trick for the club was the highlight of the game as Consett recorded another excellent FA Vase victory on the road, winning 5-2 at Irlam.

The North West Counties League side, who had lost only twice in all competitions this season, were blown away by their visitors’ clinical finishing in the first half, which saw them go into the break 4-0 ahead.

Ali Alshabeeb set the Steelmen – who were backed by a noisy contingent of 60-70 supporters – on the way with a goal in the 2nd minute. Jermaine Metz pulled the ball back for the No 11 to fire home.

Two goals in three minutes either side of the half-hour mark put Consett firmly in the driving seat. First, on 29 minutes, the Irlam keeper flapped at a cross from the left, and the ball fell kindly for Ali Alshabeeb to score his second.

Two minutes later Alshabeeb turned provider for Luke Carr, sending him clean through, and the No. 10 calmly slotted past the keeper for 3-0.

Right on half-time Consett were awarded a penalty when the referee decided Dale Pearson had been tripped by left-back Sam Bolton as they contested a loose ball. It was a soft one, but Luke Carr didn’t care, and he claimed his second goal of the afternoon by chipping the keeper from the penalty spot.

At 4-0 up at half-time, Consett’s lead looked unassailable, but to Irlam’s credit they had a go in the second half, and got a goal back on 55 minutes when their visitors failed to deal with a free-kick from the right, and centre-back Ryan Ledson finished from close range.

The Irlam keeper made good saves from Dale Pearson and Matty Slocombe as the Steelmen turned up the heat, but there was nothing he could about their fifth goal, which came in the 78th minute.

A good flowing move ended with Pearson setting up Luke Carr, who placed the ball inside the far post to complete his hat-trick, pictured, and end any lingering thoughts of an Irlam comeback.

The home side did score again, when substitute George Farrelly volleyed in from Mwiya Malumo’s cross, to make the final score 5-2.

But it couldn’t spoil another great away day for the Conny Army, who can’t wait for Monday’s 3rd Round draw.

Consett face away day at North West Counties side Irlam in the FA Vase

Consett face an away tie in the FA Vase for the second successive round, after being drawn to play Irlam FC in the 2nd Round.

Based in Greater Manchester, they play in the North West Counties League Premier Division, and are currently 6th. It wll be the first-ever meeting between the clubs.

The tie will take place on Saturday, November 2, and the club will be running an official coach to the game, with details to follow.

There are three all-Northern League ties, with four of the remaining clubs travelling to opposition from outside the league and only Stockton Town at home to a club from outside the league.

The other ties involving Northern League clubs are as follows:

Bishop Auckland v West Auckland Town
Hebburn Town v Sunderland RCA
Stockton Town v Barnoldswick Town
Lower Breck v Shildon
Vauxhall Motors v Ryhope CW
Newcastle Benfield v Guisborough Town
Longridge Town v Thornaby