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Consett make it three wins in a row despite late Grantham Town fightback

Consett won their third NPL game in a row today, but were made to fight all the way by Grantham Town before claiming a 3-2 victory.

The Steelmen got off to a flying start at Belle View Stadium, scoring three times in the first 10 minutes, but were left hanging on to the three points as the Gingerbreads came back strongly in the second half.

The opener came in the sixth ininute as Consett broke quickly from a Grantham corner. Jake Orrell started the move, heading clear in his own box, and Scott Fenwick picked up possession.

He fed the ball out wide to Ben Ramsey on the left, and his pinpoint cross picked out Wil Shaw‘s run to the back post, where the in-form forward scored his third goal in as many games.

Two minutes later it was 2-0, and this time it was a fine individual goal from Ben Ramsey. He received the ball out wide, cut inside and fire home at the near post.

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Ben Ramsey fires home to make it 2-0 to Consett. Pic: Kenny Taylor. Top pic: Keith Marley.

Incredibly, on 10 minutes, it was 3-0 when a defender handled in the box as Shaw tried to go past him. Scott Fenwick stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Consett thought they’d scored a fourth in the 36th minute when Josh Baggs headed home from close range, but he was denied by an offside flag.

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Josh Baggs had this ‘goal’ disallowed for offside. Pic: Kenny Taylor.

It remained 3-0 at half-time, with Consett seemingly in control, but to Grantham’s credit, they took the initiative from the first whistle of the second half and were the better side.

Centre-back Chris Salt had a great chance on 51 minutes, but missed from a few yards out, and five minutes later Consett were grateful to James Anderson for a good save from Harry Lovick.

Grantham kept plugging away, and rewarded their noisy following, who backed them throughout, by reducing the arrears in the 83rd minute through Harry Lovick.

Then in added time, Elliott Walker made it 3-2 with a free-kick into the bottom corner, to set up a nervous finale.

Grantham almost snatched a draw right at the death when lively sub Harry Olivant set up Greg Smith, but the big striker’s header was saved by Anderson, and the points were Consett’s.

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Depleted Consett back in the play-off places after last-gasp win over 10-man Cleethorpes Town

Consett left it very late but managed to pull off an excellent 3-2 win over Cleethorpes Town to haul themselves back into the play-off places at a chilly Belle View tonight.

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Consett v Cleethorpes Town postponed after Storm Babet leaves pitch unplayable

Consett’s scheduled home game today against Cleethorpes Town has been postponed after the heavy rain brought by Storm Babet left the Belle View pitch unplayable.

Large areas of surface water are covering the pitch, with the drainage unable to cope with the sheer volume of water that has fallen in the last 24 hours.

To prevent our opponents making a fruitless journey, the game has been postponed, and will be rearranged for a future date, to be confirmed by the Northern Premier League.

Consett’s next scheduled game is the short trip to Newton Aycliffe on Friday 27 October, for a 7.45pm kick-off.

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Manager sees red after mistakes prove costly for Consett as they’re beaten at Brighouse

Consett tumbled to their fourth defeat in five Northern Premier League games today as a series of individual errors saw them lose 3-1 at Brighouse Town.

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Consett miss chance to go top of the table as Ossett United stage smash and grab raid

Consett missed the chance to go top of the NPL Division One East today as they lost 2-1 to Ossett United at Belle View Stadium.

They dominated throughout, but fell victim to a smash and grab raid by their lowly visitors, who scored with their only two shots on target.

The Steelmen missed a multitude of chances and were made to pay for it in a game where all the goals came in the last few minutes.

Right-back Josh Baggs came close to scoring in the 18th minute when his dipping half volley came back off the post.

Ossett keeper Joe Green also made good saves from Jack Gibbons, Wil Shaw and Scott Fenwick as Consett dominated the first half, but it ended goalless.

Shaw and Fenwick missed further chances for Consett after the break, and a draw looked on the cards until TJ Ibrahim finished from close range on 86 minutes to put Ossett ahead.

Scott Fenwick levelled for Consett in the 90th minute when he turned and fired home in a crowded penalty area.

But it was Ossett who grabbed the winner in the fourth of eight added minutes when Janni Lipka found the top corner from 25 yards.

  • Full report, stats, picture gallery and manager interview to follow.
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Consett up to fourth after clinical finishing and backs-to-the-wall defending beats North Ferriby

Consett are in a play-off place and just two points behind the league leaders after beating a very good North Ferriby side 3-1 at Belle View Stadium tonight.

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Consett miss chance to go top of the league after losing at home to Pontefract Collieries

Consett missed the chance to go top of NPL Division One East as they suffered a first league defeat of the season to a well-drilled Pontefract Collieries side, who recorded a fifth successive win.

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