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Birthday boy Luke Carr’s late winner puts Consett seven points clear

A late goal from birthday boy Luke Carr gave Consett a hard-earned 2-1 win at Ryhope CW tonight to put them seven points clear at the top of the Northern League.

The little playmaker celebrated turning 28 with a man of the match performance, capped by scoring the winner 10 minutes from the end.

But the Steelmen again had to do it the hard way, coming from a goal down to turn the game at Ryhope Recreation Ground around.

After a nip and tuck opening period they had a decent penalty shout turned down in the 13th minute when Dale Pearson went down under a challenge from Robbie Bird.

On 21 minutes Jake Orrell’s curling cross from the left evaded everybody in the middle and came back off the post, with the keeper beaten.

Five minutes later a right-wing corner from Carr picked out skipper Arjun Purewal, whose header flashed just wide of the post.

Ryhope had their moments too, and took the lead on 34 minutes when Karl Southern won the ball and slipped it to Bird, who released James Ellis down the left.

The No 11 cut inside, and his shot from just inside the box found the back of the net with the aid of a slight deflection.

Four minutes before half-time Consett had an excellent chance to level when Ryhope keeper Jordan Harkess made a good save from Carr’s 20-yarder. Colin Larkin, following in, looked certain to score from the rebound, but put it over the bar.

The Steelmen didn’t have to wait long for parity, as on the stroke of half-time they found an equaliser. Jermaine Metz’s long throw was helped on by Calvin Smith, and Dale Pearson did the rest, smashing it into the roof of the net.

It was the big striker’s 11th goal in 12 games this season, and he nearly had another in added time, but had the ball whipped off his toe by the alert Harkess after a glorious pass over the top.

It remained 1-1 at half-time, but Consett were indebted to Hayes for keeping it that way 10 minutes into the second half, making a fine diving save from Bird.

Larkin and Purewal both had chances to put Consett ahead, but Ryhope remained a danger on the break.

The Steelmen got the winner in the 80th minute, when the ball fell to Luke Carr just outside the box and he beat Harkess with a well-struck low drive.

Hayes saved again from Ellis as Ryhope threw everything at the visitors in a bid to grab a point, but it was Consett sub Stephen Callen who came closest to getting on the scoresheet, as his near-post effort from Larkin’s pullback was blocked.

When the final whistle went it was the big Consett contingent in the crowd of 217 who were celebrating.

It was quite a night for matchwinner Luke Carr No 10. A hard-working performance earned him man of the match plaudits from many fans, and he needed treatment after being felled by a stray arm.

He also ‘took one for the team’ by collecting a stoppage-time yellow card to prevent Ryhope mounting one last raid on the Consett goal. But his celebratory beers will have to wait – he was straight off to night shift!

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

On This Day: 11 November 2014 – Cup drama at Ryhope as Consett old boy has a night to forget

Consett eased through the 1st Round of the Durham Challenge Cup on this day in 2014, winning 5-2 at Ryhope CW – with the game effectively decided in six dramatic first-half minutes.

Manager Kenny Lindoe made just one change to the side which had drawn with Newcastle Benfield for the Tuesday night game, with Mark Eccles coming in at left-back, and Josh Gray pushing into midfield in place of the injured Jonny Wright.

With Adam Nicholls, Scott Martindale and David Brown also injured and Luke Sullivan and Josie Longstaff unavailable, goalkeeping coach Ben Cole was named among the subs.

Ryhope included two popular ex-Consett players in their starting XI, goalkeeper Barry Poskett and midfielder David Pounder, pictured top, and both were to play prominent roles in an incident-packed first half.

Pounder got the home side off to the perfect start, collecting a cross from the left and smashing a left-footed effort into the top corner from 25 yards after just two minutes.

Within a minute Poskett had spread himself well to save an effort from Aris Guerin-Lokonga, with Michael Mackay’s follow-up effort blocked by a defender.

Aris Guerin-Lokonga equalises for Consett. Pic: Gary Welford.

Calvin Smith then hit a 25-yard free-kick well over the top, before supplying the incisive pass for Aris Guerin-Lokonga to level on 12 minutes, drawing the keeper and firing home.

Ryhope had a couple of half-chances before the incident on 23 minutes which probably changed the entire course of the game.

Guerin-Lokonga latched onto a through ball and his lob looked certain to put Consett ahead until Poskett instinctively threw up his hands as he raced out of his area to meet The keeper handled the ball on the edge of the D, and after consulting his linesman, the referee showed him a straight red card.

Ryhope keeper Barry Poskett was shown a red card for this handball . Pic: Gary Welford.

Player-manager Gary Pearson went in goal, but his first task was to pick the ball out of the net three minutes later as Josh Gray‘s cross from the left squirmed under his body at the near post.

Within a minute it was 3-1 as Consett regained possession from the kick-off and Gray’s cross gave Michael Mackay an easy finish from seven yards.

Then on 29 minutes Smith touched a free-kick shot to Josh Gray, who rifled a shot into the top corner to make it 4-1.

The home side were reeling, and eight minutes before half-time a wonderful Smith pass sent Michael Mackay clear, and the striker finished with aplomb past the stand-in keeper for his 21st goal of the season.

Michael Mackay makes it 5-1 to Consett. Pic: Gary Welford.

Matty Slocombe had a shot blocked, Gray sent another just wide of the far post and, right on half-time, Guerin-Lokonga was denied what looked a clear penalty when he muscled his way past by two defenders and was pulled back, only for the referee to bottle the decision and blow his whistle for half-time.

Half-time: Ryhope CW 1 Consett 5

At 5-1 up, Consett had effectively booked their passage into the 2nd Round and a game at Gateshead, so it was no surprise that they took their foot off the pedal a little.

Chris Youldon was brought on for the second half in place of Ryan Bell, while Ryhope made two changes, bringing on teenage goalkeeper Anthony Rooke for Pearson and midfielder Nathan O’Neill for right-back James Cook.

Chris Youldon runs at the Ryhope defence. Pic: Gary Welford.

Within 10 minutes of the restart they’d made it clear that despite being a man shot, they were going to give it a go, as first left-back Martin Metcalfe and then midfielder Matthew Weirs tested Chris Elliott. The Consett keeper then had to get down smartly at his near post to a free-kick from Weirs.

At the other end, Smith hit the bar with a looping header from an Eccles cross, and then wasn’t too far away with a well-struck effort from 25 yards which flew just over the bar. Ryhope had a good chance to reduce the arrears when Weirs’ left-wing corner was headed down by O’Neill, and Craig Hughes volleyed into the ground and over the bar.

Consett made a couple more changes, bringing on Danny Craggs for Carl Piecha (with Slocombe moving to centre-back) and Chris Moore for Gray, and it seemed to perk up their somewhat flat second-half display.

Matty Slocombe ended the game playing centre-back for Consett. Pic: Gary Welford.

Moore’s pass gave Mackay a chance to complete his hat-trick, though Rooke did well to save at his feet and then benefited from a fortuitous ricochet.

Then Guerin-Lokonga looked odds-on to score after the keeper spilled a left-wing cross, until his shot took a deflection off a defender, hit the post, and was scrambled clear. Rooke did well again to keep out a 25-yard free-kick from Eccles, diving full-length to his right to push it around the post.

To their credit, Ryhope kept taking the game to their higher-ranked opponents, and got their reward with an 89th-minute consolation goal from Metcalfe, who drilled a low shot past Elliott.

The final minute saw Mackay net from a rebound after Rooke couldn’t hold onto Moore’s shot, but the striker was denied by the linesman’s flag, and Consett had to settle for a 5-2 passage into the next round.

Michael Mackay was denied a hat-trick by the linesman’s flag. Pic: Gary Welford.

Ryhope CW: 1 Barry Poskett, 2 James Cook (sub Nathan O’Neill 46), 3 Martin Metcalfe, 4 Paul Braithwaite, 5 Gary Pearson (sub Anthony Rooke 46), 6 Max Stoker, 7 Matthew Weirs, 8 Craig Hughes, 9 Jack Pounder, 10 David Pounder, 11 Alex Marshall.
Subs not used: Chris Trewick, Philip Hall

Consett: 1 Chris Elliott, 2 Ryan Bell (sub Chris Youldon 46), 3 Mark Eccles, 4 Gilberto Chapim, 5 Carl Piecha (sub Danny Craggs 64), 6 Dan Madden, 7 Matty Slocombe, 8 Calvin Smith, 9 Aris Guerin-Lokonga, 10 Michael Mackay, 11 Josh Gray (sub Chris Moore 70). Subs not used: Adam Nicholls, Ben Cole

Fixture changes mean new dates for Ryhope CW and Billingham Town games

The latest changes to our fixture list mean new dates for two of our Northern League Division One games, including a home game rearranged for next week.

We were meant to begin a run of four consecutive away games at Ryhope CW next Tuesday, 3 November. However, that game will now take place on Tuesday 1 December (KO 7.30pm).

Next Tuesday will instead see a home game against Billingham Town (KO 7.30pm), which was originally scheduled for Saturday 21 November.

At the moment we have no game on 21st, but there’s time for that to change.

Our scheduled game away at Guisborough on 28 November will also be rearranged (though the league haven’t confirmed this yet), as we enter the FA Vase that day, at the 2nd Round stage.

The 1st Round is being played this Saturday, with 12 Northern League clubs involved. We are exempt until the 2nd Round, along with Hebburn Town, Stockton Town and West Auckland. The draw will be made on Monday.

Consett will face Hebburn Town on FA Vase final weekend – in a Northern League game

Consett will play Hebburn Town on FA Vase final weekend after all – in a rearranged Northern League Division One game.

The postponement by The FA of the Wembley showdown between the clubs, which was due to take place on Sunday 27 September, left us both with a free weekend.

The league’s fixtures secretary has taken advantage of the postponement to arrange a league game between us instead, at Hebburn’s Green Energy Sports Ground.

Kick-off will be 3pm, and we’ll bring you ticket arrangements for Consett supporters as soon as we have them.

Several other league games have also been rearranged recently, as follows:

v Shildon (H), now Tuesday 20 October, 7.30pm.

v Newton Aycliffe (A), now Tuesday 27 October, 7.30pm.

v Ryhope CW (A), now Tuesday 3 November, 7.30pm.

v North Shields (A), now Wednesday 18 November, 7.30pm.

Consett’s opening league game at Ryhope CW is OFF on league advice due to Covid-19 infection risk

Consett were due to kick-off their Northern League campaign on Tuesday night with a game at Ryhope CW – but the game is OFF.

We were due to travel to Ryhope Recreation Park for a quick rematch with the side we knocked out of the FA Cup last week.

However, the league has advised that the game be postponed as a precautionary measure after the Ryhope players were in contact with someone whose wife had tested positive for coronavirus.

The person in question is awaiting the result of a test, but the league decided it’s better to be safe than sorry, particularly after a big rise in cases in the Sunderland area in recent days.

Our next game will now be the home FA Cup tie against Northern Premier league side Ossett United on Saturday.

We will now start our league campaign with a visit to Seaham Red Star next Tuesday 15 September, KO 7.30pm. Admission details will be available as soon as we have them.

New boy Carl Lawson’s debut double sees Consett progress in the FA Cup

Consett kicked off their season tonight by progressing into the next round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 win over Ryhope CW, with summer signing Carl Lawson helping himself to a debut double.

He put the Steelmen ahead in the 63rd minute, pictured above, and 10 minutes later added a second goal, which turned out to be the winner.

Lawson and the club’s other summer signing Lewis Green both started the Extra Preliminary Round tie, while Matty Cornish made a second debut, two years after his first.

But it was a familiar face, Darren Holden, who gave Consett the lead after six minutes, firing in off the base of the post, pictured, after good work by Cornish and Lawson.

Former Consett player Jack Walker headed Ryhope level from a corner on 35 minutes, and an even first half ended 1-1.

Consett were grateful to Kyle Hayes for a vital stop in the 61st minute, and two minutes later they retook the lead, as Carl Lawson fired home the rebound after Cornish’s effort was saved.

Sub Ali Alshabeeb missed a golden chance to wrap up the game on 61 minutes, putting Jake Orrell’s cross wide from a couple of yards. But a couple of minutes later Carl Lawson made it 3-1 when his curled cross from the right somehow ended up in the net without anyone in the middle touching it.

Ryhope scored an injury time consolation when Robbie Bird stuck one in the top corner from out wide on the left, but there was barely time to restart, and it was Consett who have a home tie against Northern Premier League side Ossett United in the Preliminary Round on Saturday 12 September.

  • Full match report and more pictures HERE.

FA Cup fever: How to get your tickets for the Consett v Ryhope CW tie

Consett AFC is asking fans to buy tickets in advance for our FA Cup tie against Ryhope CW on Tuesday 1 September (7.45pm KO).

A limited number of supporters will be allowed into Belle View Stadium for the Extra Preliminary Round game.

This is due to the continuing phased return of fans to football following the coronavirus pandemic, which caused last season to be abandoned.

Season ticket holders

Consett AFC season ticket holders are again being given priority, with ‘virtual tickets’ going on sale at 10am on Wednesday 26 August, for cash or card sales.

Season ticket holders have until noon on Friday 28 August to secure their place, either in person or by calling 01207 588886.

Standard matchday prices will apply: £7 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2 for under-16s.

No paper tickets will be issued, but the name and contact number of every person attending the game will be taken, for track and trace purposes.

General public sale

Places left after the season ticket holders sale will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

This includes Ryhope fans and any neutral supporters wishing to attend the game.

On arrival at the turnstiles, all supporters will be asked for their name, and be required to have a temperature check.

Anyone showing any symptoms of Covid-19 is asked not to attend.

The limit on the number of paying spectators has been raised to 300 for this game, after the initial 150-limit against Morpeth, which was featured on the BBC’s Look North programme.

Consett kick off their Northern League campaign with three away games in a row, starting at North Shields

Consett will kick off their 2020-21 Northern League campaign with three successive away games – starting at North Shields on Saturday 5 September.

The fixtures for the new season, issued today, will then see the Steelmen travel to Ryhope CW and Seaham Red Star in the next two league fixtures.

It won’t be until our fourth match that we get to see a league game at Belle View, when we entertain Shildon on Tuesday 22 September.

The delayed start to the season means the games come thick and fast after that; we face West Auckland, Stockton Town and Whickham in consecutive home games in the space of eight days.

And for the first time in five years we could have a game on Boxing Day – we’re due to be away at Penrith, pictured below, on Saturday 26 December.

We will see in 2021 with a home game against Ashington on Saturday 2 January, and other notable fixtures include a mouthwatering clash with fellow FA Vase semi-finalists Hebburn at home on Saturday 5 December, with the return game on Saturday 17 April – our final away fixture.

The season is scheduled to conclude with a home game against Northallerton on Saturday 24 April, however there will almost certainly be plenty of fixture changes between now and then.

Our first competitive game of the season will be the home FA Cup tie against Ryhope CW on Tuesday 1 September (KO 7.45pm). Ticket details for this will be released next week.

We don’t enter this season’s FA Vase until the 2nd Round, on Saturday 28 November. There’s no word yet on when we might play last season’s semi-final against Bitton.

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Fans can return to watch Consett from this Saturday – but numbers will be very limited

Consett AFC have been given the green light to allow spectators to attend matches – but in strictly limited numbers.

New FA guidance issued today means clubs at our level can start a phased return towards having crowds at games.

Among the requirements are:

  • All clubs must have a designated Covid-19 officer. Consett AFC’s is our Chairman Frank Bell.
  • Clubs must complete and publish bespoke risk assessments and action plans for their ground. Ours is HERE.
  • Track and trace efforts must be supported. ie anyone entering Belle View Stadium must supply their name and a contact number.
  • Supporters should remain socially distanced, gather in groups of no more than six, and spread out, in line with wider government guidance.
  • Food and drink will be available. Toilets will be open, and should be used on a one-in, one-out basis. Hand sanitising is available in several places, and touch-points will be regularly cleansed.

Stage one of the phased return means that from 22-30 August, spectators are permitted to attend our games, providing their number does not exceed 15% of the minimum ground grading capacity.

This means spectators will be allowed into our friendly game v Morpeth this Saturday (KO 3pm).

From 31 August, clubs will be permitted to allow spectators to attend fixtures provided their number does not exceed 30% of the minimum ground grading capacity.

This means supporters will be allowed into our FA Cup game v Ryhope CW on Tuesday 1 September (KO 7.45pm).

The phased and limited return of spectators will be kept under constant review in line with Government guidelines, and amended accordingly as required.

Admission arrangements for Saturday’s game v Morpeth will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Consett face Northern League rivals in the FA Cup – and a possible rematch with old foes with a new name

Consett have been handed home ties in the first two rounds of the 2020-21 FA Cup, following today’s competition draws at Wembley.

We have been drawn at home to fellow Northern League 1st Division side Ryhope Colliery Welfare in the Extra Preliminary Round.

We have met the Colliers in the FA Cup twice before, and come out on top on both occasions. The first was in 1968-69, when we won 2-0 in the 1st Qualifying Round. Then in 1972-73 we prevailed 3-1 at the same stage, both games taking place at our old Belle Vue Park ground.

Preliminary Round prize

The prize for the victors this time is a home Preliminary Round tie against Ossett United – a club only formed in 2018 from the merger of Ossett Town and Ossett Albion. They play in the Northern Premier League Division One North West – the same level as Dunston and Marske United.

We have never played them before, but did face Ossett Town three times in the FA Cup, most recently in 2017-18, when we lost 2-1 at their ground in the 1st Qualifying Round. Previous meetings resulted in a 3-0 home win for us at the same stage in 2007-08, and a 5-1 home defeat in the 2nd Qualifying Round two seasons earlier.

The Extra Preliminary Round tie is due to take place on Tuesday, 1 September, and the Preliminary Round on Saturday 12 September. We are awaiting updated guidance from the FA and Government on whether spectators will be admitted.

Replays have been abolished in this season’s FA Cup, but if ties are level after 90 minutes there will be no extra time. Instead, the winner will be decided by a penalty shootout.

The scenes when we took the lead at Ossett last time we played them in the FA Cup.