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Two-goal Shaw stars as Consett put five past Silsden in latest pre-season game

Consett recorded their best friendly win so far, scoring five times for the second time this week as they beat Silsden 5-0 at a rain-swept Belle View today.

Summer signing Wil Shaw was the star of the show, scoring twice to take his tally to five goals in five pre-season games, and could have had at least a hat-trick after missing two other good chances.

The visitors, who play in the Northern Counties East League, had the game’s first chance inside two minutes, but Casey Stewart put his shot into the side netting.

But Consett took control in the 12th minute when Zak Atkinson scored from the penalty spot after new signing Jack Gibbons had been brought down.

On 27 minutes it was 2-0 when Ben Ramsey played a corner to Shaw, whose cross picked out Arjun Purewal to head home his second goal in two games, pictured below.

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Consett defender Arjun Purewal rises highest to make it 2-0. Pic: Kenny Taylor.

Four minutes later it was 3-0 as Atkinson played Wil Shaw clean through, and the in-form attacker buried the ball past the keeper.

Silsden again started the second half quicker, and Consett were grateful to keeper Aaron Steavens for tipping Jake Maltby’s dipping effort from the edge of the area around the post.

Consett almost increased their lead when a defensive mix-up gave Atkinson a chance, but the keeper saved, and then a defender got back to head Ramsey’s follow-up off the line.

Wil Shaw got his second goal in the 64th minute, finishing from close range, pictured top, after a great delivery from the right flank by Josh Baggs.

Shaw and Calvin Smith had further chances for Consett, and Steavens denied Stewart again at the other end before Kaleb Young completed the scoring in the 84th minute with his first goal for the club.

Consett’s next scheduled friendly is on Tuesday, 25 July, when they are away to Tow Law Town. Kick-off at Ironworks Road is 7.30pm.

  • Full match report, stats, picture gallery, video and post-match interview to follow.