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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.

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

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Consett’s game at Sheffield postponed just an hour before kick off due to safety concerns

Consett made a seven-hour round trip to Sheffield FC today – only to see the game called off little more than an hour before kick-off.

The official club coach carrying players, officials and supporters left Belle View Stadium at 10am and arrived at Dronfield at 1.30pm.

Manager Tony Fawcett and his players were stunned to told that the game was in doubt, after the club had previously been told that the pitch was ‘good’.

However, the match referee decided that a small part of the pitch at the Home Of Football Stadium posed a risk to players’ safety due to a patch of mud near one touchline, pictured below.

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With the home club unable to carry out emergency remedial work on the area concerned, he said he had no option but to postpone the game, much to the visitors’ frustration.

A new date for the rearranged fixture will be announced in the next week following consultation between the clubs and the Northern Premier League.

Consett’s next scheduled game is the rearranged away match at Liversedge on Tuesday, 9 January, KO 7.45pm.

Seats are on the official club coach are available now, priced £20/£15 for early bird season ticket holders.

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Super second-half display sees Consett ease past Sheffield at a storm-hit Belle View

Consett extended their unbeaten run to five league and cup games with a 4-1 win over Sheffield at a storm-lashed Belle View this afternoon.

Manager Tony Fawcett was without the services of six players, and saw his side struggle to get going in a tepid first half which was played amid torrential rain and thunder and lightning.

The second half was a different matter, with all five goals scored in the space of 14 minutes.

Consett took the lead on 52 minutes when Jack Gibbons surged forward from midfield and released Wil Shaw, who buried a shot in the top corner from just inside the box.

Five minutes later it was all square as Sheffield centre-back Alfie Smith thumped home a header from Rory Coleman’s right-wing corner to make it 1-1.

Consett regained their lead almost immediately from the restart, as Shaw turned in the box and found Zak Atkinson, who bundled the ball home from close range, pictured below.

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On 61 minutes it was 3-1 when Ben Ramsey broke clear and saw his shot saved by Sheffield keeper Jordan Pierrepont, but Wil Shaw was on hand to tap home the rebound.

And five minutes later the game was ended as a contest when the excellent Jack Gibbons hit a first-time strike from 20 yards from Ramsey’s pass which beat the keeper with the help of a deflection, pictured below.

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Sheffield had to play the closing stages with only 10 men when a player limped off after they’d used all their subs, but Consett were content with four goals as they prepare for a big game at Ashington on Bank Holiday Monday.

  • The 271 crowd saw a little piece of history being made as Calvin Smith played his 458th game for Consett, taking him to third in the club’s all-time appearances list.
  • Full match report and stats, picture gallery, manager interview and goal highlights to follow.
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Consett kick off league campaign at Winterton Rangers before hosting Pontefract Collieries

Consett will start their 2023-24 Northern Premier League campaign for the second successive season with an away game, this time at newly-promoted Winterton Rangers.

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Consett beat Sheffield to give their bid to avoid relegation play-offs a big boost

Consett picked up a first win in nine games today, beating Sheffield 3-0 at Belle View Stadium to give their bid to avoid the relegation play-offs a timely boost.

A tight first-half saw chances at a premium, with Consett right-back Josh Baggs twice testing visiting keeper Jordan Pierrepont with headers from Dylan Garvey crosses.

Sheffield’s best chance came when home keeper Mark Foden scuffed a clearance to Luke Aldrich, but the striker put his shot well wide.

Consett took the lead in the 57th minute when Nathan Greenwood went on a mazy run and scored his first goal for the club with a neat dinked finish.

Three minutes later it was 2-0 when Jake Orrell buried a volley into the bottom corner from 25 yards, giving the keeper no chance.

Sheffield almost reduced the arrears on 69 minutes when Foden tipped Connor Cutts’ shot onto the post, and Benni Ndlovu’s follow-up was blocked on the line by Ben Milburn. A minute later sub Corey Glaves saw a goalbound header cleared off the line as Sheffield enjoyed their best spell of the game.

The final word went to Consett top scorer Zak Atkinson, who came on as a sub after seven weeks out injured and made it 3-0 in the last minute, spotting Pierrepont off his line and lobbing him from 40 yards for his 12th goal of the season.

The win saw Consett leapfrog Sheffield to go 12th, and it was made even better by losses for Shildon and Grantham and the fact Lincoln United could only draw.

  • Full match report, statistics and more pictures HERE.

Next up for the Steelmen is another home game on Tuesday, against Cleethorpes Town, kick-off 7.45pm.

Consett make their point at Sheffield in new manager’s first game

Consett picked up a useful point on their travels today, drawing 1-1 at Sheffield in new manager Tony Fawcett’s first game in charge.

The Steelmen took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Jake Orrell twisted and turned his way into the box before finishing into the bottom corner.

It was the midfielder’s sixth goal of the season, and gave Consett a 1-0 half-time lead after a fairly even first half.

The home side had more of the game in the second half and equalised through Reece Fielding in the 80th minute when Consett failed to deal with a right-wing corner.

A point was a solid start to the new manager’s tenure, though the club’s winless run now extends to 10 games.

  • Full match report HERE and more pictures to follow.