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bridlington

Consett have to settle for a point as dogged Bridlington get the draw they need to stay up

Consett ended their second season in the Northern Premier League with a 1-1 home draw with Bridlington Town, who secured the point they needed to avoid relegation.

Tony Fawcett’s side started brightly, and Kaleb Young gave them the lead on six minutes with his first league goal of the season, pictured top.

Zak Atkinson’s pass sent Young clear, and though his touch looked to have let him down, hesitancy by keeper James Hitchcock let him in to finish from close range.

Hitchcock made amends by saving Jake Jensen’s 25-yarder, then top scorer Wil Shaw could have doubled Consett’s lead from Calvin Smith’s clever pass, but fired over.

Shaw was also denied a penalty when he appeared to have been dragged down by a defender, but the referee waved away his appeal.

Bridlington levelled on 31 minutes when Consett failed to deal with a corner and Benn Lewis‘s header was adjudged to have crossed the line before Ben Milburn cleared.

Glen Sani thought he’d put Bridlington ahead two minutes into the second half, but was ruled offside, then they were awarded a penalty after Smith fouled Lewis Dennison, but the striker’s spot kick was saved by Sunderland U23s loanee Kelechi Chibueze.

Hitchcock denied Atkinson a farewell goal at one end, while Chibueze thwarted Pete Davidson at the other end after a mazy run, and a point apiece at the end was about right.

The point means Bridlington stay up on goal difference, despite wins for the bottom two, Brighouse Town and Winterton Rangers.

Consett finished 12th with 49 points – a place and three points better off than last season – but left to reflect on a poor second half of the season which saw their play-off challenge fall away.

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liversedge

Another late goal costs 10-man Consett as Liversedge come from behind twice to draw

Consett conceded a costly late goal for the third time in four games as they drew 2-2 with Liversedge at a gale-lashed Belle View.

Ben Ramsey was the Steelmen’s hero-turned villain as they ended the visitors’ run of five games without conceding a goal.

The pacey forward scored after just two minutes, when a short-free-kick routine saw him latch onto Kaleb Young’s pass and smash the ball past Jordan Porter.

He blazed two more chances over in the first half and was denied by a good save from Porter as Consett made the most of the strong wind at their back.

Liversedge equalised on 42 minutes when Edward Church volleyed home from a right-wing corner to make it 1-1 at the break.

Consett regained the lead six minutes into the second half when Ramsey scored from the penalty spot after Dan Capewell was hauled down at a free-kick.

Liversedge, who now had the wind behind them, piled forward, and Jack Dyche missed two good chances before Alfie Raw brought a fine save from on-loan Sunderland U23s keeper Kelechi Chibueze with a 30-yard free-kick.

The game swung Sedge’s way on 77 minutes when Ramsey was sent off after receiving a second yellow card, and Church curled an equaliser into the top corner with five minutes to go.

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grantham

More last-gasp misery for Consett as they lose to a 97th-minute goal at Grantham

Consett suffered an injury-time defeat for the second Saturday in a row today when they lost 1-0 at lowly Grantham Town.

The hosts were desperate for points to help their fight against relegation from the NPL Division One East, and grabbed all three in dramatic fashion at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium.

A left-wing corner was headed home by Matt Doyle in the seventh minute of added time at the end of the game, pictured top, to consign the Steelmen to a sixth defeat in their last 10 games – five of them by the odd goal.

Manager Tony Fawcett was down to the bare bones, with only one fit outfield player on the bench, and suffered a further blow midway through the first half when Arjun Purewal was knocked out and had to be substituted.

Consett, with the wind at their back, had chances through Kaleb Young, Wil Shaw and Jack Gibbons, but failed to test the Grantham keeper.

At the other end they were grateful to grateful to on-loan Sunderland goalkeeper Kelechi Chibueze for good saves from Doyle and Sam Hooper, and half-time was reached with game goalless.

The second half, playing into a stiff wind, was backs-to-the-wall time for the Steelmen, and though they were bombarded with crosses and long throws, they defended stoutly.

They had two big chances to win the game; midway through the half Jake Orrell’s corner was beaten clear by the keeper and two follow-up efforts were kicked off the line.

Then on 88 minutes Jack Gibbons had a glorious chance when Ben Ramsey’s pass sent him clear in the left channel, but Grantham keeper Curtis Hall was off his line quickly to smother the shot.

Elliott Walker and Sisa Tuntulwana had chances to snatch the win for the home side as the game entered added time, and just it looked like Consett had done enough for a hard-earned point, Doyle popped up with that last-gasp header to claim all three.

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stockton

Consett give leaders Stockton Town a fright but have to settle for a point after second-half comeback

Consett gave league leaders Stockton Town a fright at a soggy Belle View today – but had to settle for one point instead of three after giving away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw.

Tony Fawcett had to juggle his depleted pack yet again, and had three youngsters on the bench, but his side took the lead very much against the run of play on 22 minutes through Ben Ramsey.

Jake Orrell’s long pass split the visiting defence, and Ramsey, who had missed the previous four games through injury, lobbed the ball over the advancing goalkeeper.

Stockton continued to dominate, and Consett were grateful to top scorer Wil Shaw for a goal-line clearance from Tom Coulthard’s shot on 25 minutes as the visitors forced a series of corners.

On 41 minutes the Anchors went close again when their former Consett striker Michael Sweet headed wide from close range.

But two minutes later the home side doubled their lead as another Orrell pass sent Ben Ramsey in again, and he took advantage of indecision between keeper Nathan Harker and a defender to score his second goal of the game, and 12th of the season.

Consett reached half-time two goals to the good, and started the second half well, with Orrell seeing his free-kick saved and Shaw going close when Stockton failed to clear the rebound.

Stockton had a ‘goal’ disallowed a minute later for offside, then a fine save by Consett keeper Kelechi Chibueze foiled Kevin Hayes as the visitors stepped up the pressure.

Stockton made two substitutions in a bid to force their way back into the game, but it was Consett who threatened next, when Ramsey wriggled free of his marker to set up Shaw, who couldn’t keep his shot down.

It was a crucial miss, as Stockton found a way back into the game on 70 minutes. Consett failed to deal with a right-wing corner, and Michael Sweet forced the ball home from close range to make it 2-1.

Unfortunately for Consett, Dominic Curl, who’d been outstanding at left-back, was injured trying to prevent the goal, and the resulting reshuffle swung the game Stockton’s way.

On 75 minutes they got an equaliser when skipper Adam Nicholson powered home a back-post header from another corner.

Consett were hanging on as the game entered its closing stages, and had a huge let-off on 86 minutes when Stephen Thompson volleyed wide from close range when a goal seemed certain.

Dangerman Hayes had three chances to clinch the win for Stockton, but one shot went just over, a second clipped the top of the bar and a third was headed away as Consett dug in.

When the final whistle went a point apiece was probably a fair outcome, and although the result slightly dented Stockton’s promotion charge, Grimsby Borough’s 3-0 win at Cleethorpes Town meant Consett slipped a place to 10th, 11 points adrift of the play-off places, with five games to play.

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ferriby

Consett lead twice but lose to injury-time goal at North Ferriby

Consett went down to their second defeat in five days today when a late goal saw them lose 3-2 at North Ferriby.

Tony Fawcett’s depleted side got off to an ideal start at the Dransfield Stadium when they were awarded a penalty after just eight minutes.

Wil Shaw was bundled over from behind by Niall Tilsley, and teenage striker Charlie Watt confidently stepped up to score his first goal for the club from the spot.

Consett thought they’d doubled their lead in the 21st minute when Jack Gibbons cut in from the right and fires into the far corner, but the referee disallowed the goal for an off-the-ball infringement by Watt.

North Ferriby had enjoyed the bulk of possession but created little until the 38th minute, when their visitors lost possession and they surged forward, with Josh Whitley’s shot coming back off the post.

Just when it looked like Consett would get to the interval with their lead intact, the home side equalised on the stroke of half-time, as Tom Corner scored with a close-range header from a right-wing cross.

Five minutes into the second half they almost restored their lead when a well-struck shot by Gibbons brought the save of the game from Harry Fisk.

They did regain the lead midway through the half when great work down the right by Jake Orrell saw him put a superb ball across the box, which Wil Shaw fired home for 2-1.

On 83 minutes North Ferriby levelled for a second time in the game when sub Jack Johnson headed home from a corner after it was helped across the face of goal.

Consett pushed Dan Capewell up front in a bid to grab a winner to keep their receding play-off hopes alive, and Fisk made a good save from Orrell with two minutes of the 90 remaining.

With four added minutes signalled the game was anybody’s, and unfortunately for Consett it was the Villagers who grabbed a winner to boost their own play-off hopes, with Levi Tarbotton heading home.

The result leaves Consett 9th, eight points adrift of the top five, with six games left to play, with league leaders Stockton Town next up at Belle View at 3pm on Easter Monday.

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sheffield

Consett stumble to their heaviest defeat of the season at Sheffield as they receive a lesson in finishing

Consett’s return to winning ways proved short-lived as they suffered their heaviest defeat of the season tonight, losing 5-0 to in-form Sheffield.

Manager Tony Fawcett was without five probable starters for the game, which was played at Stocksbridge. His options were so limited that he named himself among the substitutes.

The Steelmen should have had a penalty in the sixth minute when Wil Shaw’s shot was clearly handled by a defender right in front of the referee, who waved play on.

Things began to unravel five minutes later when a straightforward ball forward split the Consett defence and Cameron Johnson ran through to score.

Jack Gibbons twice went close and Charlie Watts had a free-kick tipped over the bar as Consett sought an equaliser, but they fell further behind on 42 minutes when Reece Fielding rose highest to head home a right-wing corner.

Gibbons and Shaw both had good chances in the opening exchanges of the second half as the visitors looked for a way back into the game, but were denied by great saves from keeper Edd Hall.

Instead the next goal went to the ‘home’ side in the 63rd minute – and it was all of Consett’s making. They lost the ball in midfield trying to pass their way out of defence, and sub Nathan Modest, who’d only been on the field three minutes, ran through to make it 3-0.

Nine minutes later it was 4-0 as Consett conceded another self-inflicted goal, with Jamie Yates supplying the finish this time, and in the third minute of added time Luke Mangham rubbed salt into their wounds with a fifth.

It was a well-beaten side who headed back up the motorway, but things could have been so different if they’d been awarded that stonewall early penalty and taken one or two of a plethora of chances.

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stocksbridge

Consett end their winless run with a gutsy performance against Stocksbridge

Consett picked up their first win in eight games today to reignite their faint hopes of reaching the play-offs, beating Stocksbridge Park Steels 1-0 at a very windy Belle View.

They started brightly, and only an excellent challenge by Charlie Oglesby prevented Wil Shaw opening the scoring inside two minutes, deflecting the ball onto the post.

Shaw had another chance when he was left one-on-one with Ben Townsend, but again Oglesby got back to clear.

The visitors were perhaps lucky not to give away a penalty when the same two players tangled again, then Townsend thwarted Zak Atkinson after he chased down an under-hit back pass.

Stocksbridge’s best chance came when Kurtis Turner hit a shifting long-range effort which Consett’s on-loan Sunderland U23s keeper Kelechi Chibueze did did well to beat away.

Half-time was reached with the score 0-0, and Consett, now with the wind at their back, started the second half brightly.

Townsend twice saved well from Jake Orrell, but the keeper could do nothing about the winning goal, in the 62nd minute.

A defender’s clearance from a Consett corner cannoned off Wil Shaw‘s backside, looped over the keeper and into the net for his 14th – and luckiest – goal of the season.

Stocksbridge upped their game after going behind, and though they had plenty of possession, they had no real chances to force an equaliser.

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grimsby

Consett have to settle for a point after 10-man Grimsby Borough come from two down

Consett looked set for a first win in seven games today after going two goals up at Grimsby Borough – but the 10-man home side won a deserved point after recovering to grab a 2-2 draw.

Jack Gibbons gave the Steelmen the lead in the 11th minute when his 25-yarder took a wicked bounce to deceive the home keeper and make it 1-0.

And on 33 minutes Kaleb Young looked to have put the visitors in the driving seat when he doubled their advantage when his low free-kick crept in at the far post, pictured top.

The game seemed to swing even further Consett way three minutes before half-time when home defender Tom Sawyer was shown a straight red card after appearing to kick out at an opponent.

But the home side had other ideas, and halved the deficit in added time at the end of the first half when Adam Drury finished Caine Winfarrah’s cross from close range.

Grimsby Borough started the second half well, and five minutes in they levelled, as Adam Drury scored again, this time with a delicate chip as Consett stood off him.

Consett started to threaten again as the half wore on, and might have grabbed a winner in the 86th minute when Charlie Watt found his way through their defence, but keeper Liam Higton made a fine save to earn his side a point.

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stocksbridge

Consett suffer agonising last-gasp defeat at Stocksbridge after coming back from two down

Consett’s recent poor run continued as they were beaten 3-2 on their travels at Stocksbridge Park Steels tonight, conceding a late winner after coming back from two goals down.

Manager Tony Fawcett made two changes from the side which lost to Ashington at the weekend, with Jack Gibbons returning from suspension and Charlie Watt being given a first start up front.

The opening goal came from Charlie Reaney on 23 minutes, when a corner was recycled to him on the edge of the box and his deflected shot gave keeper James Anderson no chance.

Jake Orrell brought a good save from Steels keeper Ben Townsend on 54 minutes, but it was the home side who got the vital next goal at Bracken Moor Stadium.

Tommy Marshall doubled Stocksbridge’s lead on 67 minutes when he tapped in from close range after Consett failed to deal with a corner.

The visitors almost got one back on 71 minutes when Arjun Purewal’s flick-on found sub Kieren Aplin, who brought a good save out of Townsend at his near post at the expense of a corner.

But they did reduce the arrears on 79 minutes when the referee spotted an infringement at a corner and awarded Consett a penalty, which Ben Ramsey scored from the spot.

Two minutes later it was all-square when Dan Capewell netted his third goal in two games, converting from close range after a run down the left and cross by Orrell.

But Stocksbridge regained the lead in the 89th minute when they broke down the left and Jack Dolman, who’d only been on the field eight minutes, scored what would prove to be the winner.

The defeat means the Steelmen have only one point from their last six games, and are without a win since their 3-1 victory at Cleethorpes on 27 January.

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