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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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Patched-up Consett come close to grabbing a point at play-off contenders Carlton Town

A Consett side depleted to way beyond the bare bones were beaten 2-1 at play-off hopefuls Carlton Town today – but came close to taking a point they deserved.

Manager Tony Fawcett was without the services of eight first-team players, and with the 11 he had left to choose from including two goalkeepers, had no option but to name himself in the starting XI.

The 44-year-old donned the No 9 shirt 12 years after hanging up his boots, and played the first 45 minutes before being replaced for the second half by his only sub – goalkeeper James Anderson.

But a brave performance by the Steelmen saw them denied only by a superb display by Carlton keeper Felix Annan, who made the save of the season at 0-0.

It came in the 16th minute when Arjun Purewal powered a header goalwards from a right-wing corner and Annan pulled off an unbelievable stop, pictured top, with a defender scrambling the ball to safety. Even then Consett might have been awarded a penalty, as Fawcett was dragged to the ground as he went for the loose ball.

Carlton took the lead on 37 minutes when Niall Hylton broke down the left and crossed to the near post, where Alex Hardwick finished from close range.

It remained 1-0 at half-time, but the hosts started the second half well and Hardwick was denied a second goal a couple of minutes in by Consett keeper Kelechi Chibueze.

But there was nothing the Sunderland U23s loanee could do in the 49th minute when Carlton attacked again down the left and the ball ended at the feet of Niall Hylton, who finished into the roof of the net.

Consett stayed in the game, and almost got themselves back in it on 78 minutes when a through ball left Wil Shaw in a one-on-one with Annan, and the keeper raced off his line to deny him.

Five minutes later it was game on when Annan made another superb save from Kaleb Young’s 25-yarder, only to see Wil Shaw pounce on the rebound to fire home his 16th goal of the season.

Carlton, who needed a win to all-but-guarantee their place in the play-offs, did everything they could to see the game out, and the frustration proved too much for Jack Gibbons, who was shown a straight red card in the fifth added minute after a fracas following time-wasting in the corner.

It was a sad end to a wonderfully spirited performance, where the only 12 available registered players did the club and their travelling support proud, only to lose by the finest of margins – and a top-drawer performance by Felix The Cat.

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

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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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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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Dan’s the man as Consett grab last-gasp winner against Cleethorpes Town

Big defender Dan Capewell was the toast of Belle View Stadium tonight as his late, late goal gave Consett a 3-2 win over Cleethorpes Town.

He popped up in the visitors’ penalty area in the fourth minute of added time at the end of the game to steer the ball home and give the Steelmen a dramatic victory.

The result is a huge boost to their bid towards securing safety in the Northern Premier League Division One East, taking them seven points clear of the relegation play-off places.

Manager Tony Fawcett was able to name the same starting XI as he had for Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Sheffield – something he hasn’t been able to do too often since he took the hotseat.

And his side surprised their impressive visitors by taking the lead in the 37th minute, when right-back Josh Baggs fired home a rebound after Dylan Garvey’s header from Calvin Smith’s cross was saved by the keeper.

However, the lead lasted only six minutes, as Cleethorpes broke quickly from defending a Consett free-kick, and dangerman Curtis Bateson beat keeper Mark Foden to a long ball and lobbed it into the unguarded net.

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Cleethorpes, who parted company with their manager last week, took the lead within three minutes of the restart when Consett failed to deal with a corner, and Edwin Essel finished from close range.

Consett equalised on 71 minutes when Danny Barlow collected the ball after the keeper made an unbelievable point-blank save from skipper Arjun Purewal, and curled it home for his first goal for the club, pictured above.

Just when it seemed like Consett were going to have to settle for a point, Jake Orrell floated a cross into the box and Dan Capewell was there to meet it from six yards to score the winner, pictured below, and send the majority of the 363 crowd home happy.

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Back-to-back wins mean Consett are now 10th, with 43 points, with four games remaining, starting at Carlton Town on Saturday, followed by the Easter Monday visit of Stockton Town, KO 3pm.

  • Pictures by Keith Marley, Kenny Taylor & Gary Welford.
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Consett grind out a goalless draw at Tadcaster

Consett picked up another point away from home in the Northern Premier League tonight when they drew 0-0 at bottom club Tadcaster Albion.

The Steelmen welcomed back Calvin Smith, Matty Slocombe, pictured top, and Mark Foden from suspension, but had to settle for a draw on a night when defences were well and truly on top, with neither goalkeeper having a serious save to make.

And although another clean sheet away from home – the fourth since he became manager – will have pleased manager Tony Fawcett, his side failed to score for the fourth successive game.

The result means the Steelmen remain 10th in the table, 10 points off the promotion mix and eight points clear of the relegation play-off zone.

Of Consett’s remaining nine games, six are against teams currently below them in the table, but next up is a trip to third-placed Hebburn Town on Saturday (KO 3pm).

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