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Consett take the lead away at league leaders Belper Town but come home empty-handed

Consett pushed league leaders Belper all the way at the Raygar Stadium today but came home with nothing to show for their efforts, after losing 2-1.

Despite being without the injured Matty Slocombe, suspended Ben Ramsey and unavailable Jake Orrell, they put in a good performance against hosts who were playing a division higher last season.

There was little to choose between the teams in a first half of very few chances, and it was no surprise when the game remained goalless at half-time.

The second half saw Consett take the game to their opponents, and they were rewarded when they took the lead in the 61st minute, when Kaleb Young threaded a pass through to Wil Shaw, who finished from 10 yards, pictured below.

Belper centre-back Kieran Walker spent the afternoon launching enormous throw-ins into the Consett box, but the visiting defence coped with everything that was thrown at them.

That all changed in the 74th minute, when the Steelmen’s defence failed to deal with the threat for only the second time in the game, and Kevin Bastos, the league’s top scorer, nipped in to nod home the equaliser from the flick-on.

Four minutes later the home team got what turned out to be the winner. Consett cleared their lines from a corner, and James Cadman sent the ball back into the danger area from 30 yards.

The flight of the ball seemed to deceive Consett keeper James Anderson, and what looked a speculative effort at best ended up in the top corner.

Manager Tony Fawcett threw on another forward, Scott Fenwick, for the last 10 minutes as his side sought a way back into a game they’d looked in control of, but the remaining time and five added minutes passed without the Steelmen managing to conjure an equaliser.

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

Consett bounce back from cup exits with excellent win over league leaders Hebburn

Consett treated their supporters to a Friday night football feast with their best performance of the season so far tonight, beating league leaders Hebburn Town 3-0 at a misty, wet Belle View.

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Consett will travel to Lancashire to face Colne in the next round of the FA Trophy

Consett’s hard-earned FA Trophy win at Shildon in midweek has earned them a 2nd Qualifying Round tie away to Lancashire side Colne FC.

They play in the Northern Premier League Division One West, and the game will take place at their Harrison Drive Stadium (postcode BB8 9SL) on Saturday 24 September, with a 3pm kick off.

A limited number of seats are available now on the official club coach to the game, priced £20, on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats must be paid for in advance. To book, call at Belle View Stadium or ring 01207 588886.

Colne FC were formed in January 1996, six years after Colne Dynamoes folded after being refused admission to the Conference.

Initially playing in the North West Counties League, they were promoted to the NPL after finishing as champions in 2015-16.

Our only previous encounter came that season, when we met at Belle View in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round, with Consett running out 3-1 winners with two goals from Michael Sweet and one from Dan Hawkins.

Colne have twice reached the NPL Division One play-offs, losing in the semi-finals both times. Last season they finished 14th in their league.

Their best FA Trophy performance was reaching the 1st Round proper last season, negotiating two qualifying rounds before losing 4-3 on penalties to Southern League side Tamworth after a 1-1 draw.

They began this season’s FA Trophy campaign with a 2-1 away win at Consett’s NPL Division One East rivals Bridlington Town.

If you’re making your own way to the game, it’s a journey of 100 miles, using the A1(M), A61, A59 and A56. Admission is £9 for adults, £6 for concessions, and £2 for under-16s. Under-12s are admitted free.

There is a refreshment kiosk and bar inside the ground, which will be open before and during the game. The programme is digital, and available from www.colnefootballclub.com or via QR Code at the ground.