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Callum Elliott makes it a hat-trick of new signings for Northern Premier League-bound Consett

Defender Callum Elliott has agreed terms with Consett to become their third new signing of the summer ahead of their move up to the Northern Premier League.

The 23-year-old right-back finished last season at Whickham, where he made 15 appearances.

He becomes the third player to join us from our Northern League neighbours, after striker Zak Atkinson and midfielder Declan Bisset.

Callum was at Huddersfield Town and Spennymoor Town as a youngster, then had two and a half years with Dunston in the Northern Premier League before leaving for Whickham midway through last season.

Consett AFC chairman Frank Bell said: “We’ve watched Callum a few times and he’s got many attributes that we believe will help drive the club forward.”

  • Callum is available to sponsor for the 2022-23 season. Contact the club for details.
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Creative midfielder Declan Bisset steps up to the Northern Premier League with Consett

Declan Bisset, one of the Northern League’s most exciting young talents, is to make the step up to the Northern Premier League with Consett.

The creative midfielder, who spent some time in Sunderland’s youth set-up, has agreed terms to become a Steelman for the 2022-23 season.

He has spent the last two seasons at Whickham, making his debut as a 16-year-old, and has just turned 18.

In the 2021-22 season he played 36 games for the Highwaymen, scoring three matchwinning goals and providing four assists.

Good on the ball, he creates openings for others and has the ability to pick a pass.

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Consett add experienced midfielder Alex Francis to their ranks

Consett have strengthened their squad for their promotion push by adding experienced midfielder Alex Francis to their ranks.

The 32-year-old has signed from Whickham, and will go straight into manager Andy Coyles’ squad.

Chairman Frank Bell said: “Alex is a quality player who we think will fit well into what we are trying to do at Consett, and we are grateful to Whickham for their help and assistance in facilitating this transfer.”

Francis, a tall central midfielder, was at Newcastle United Academy as a youngster, and signed for Gateshead after being released by the Magpies.

He has since played for Spennymoor Town, Dunston UTS, West Auckland, Durham City, Bishop Auckland and Whickham.

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Consett draw Benfield away in the FA Vase + other fixture changes

Consett were today drawn away to fellow Northern League side Newcastle Benfield in the 3rd Round of the Buildbase FA Vase.

The tie will take place at Sam Smith’s Park, where Consett have already won 4-2 in the league this season, at 3pm on Saturday 11 December.

Our continued involvement in the competition means our scheduled Northern League fixture away at Bishop Auckland on that date has had to be rescheduled.

We will now visit Heritage Park at 3pm on Saturday 19 March 2022, while the away game at North Shields, which was due on that date, will now take place four days later.

Additionally, our home game against Northallerton Town – which was put back a week to 27 November due to our involvement in the FA Vase – has been rearranged again, due to work taking place at Belle View Stadium.

It will now be played on Saturday 9 April 2022, which means our next home game will be the visit from Whickham on Friday 3 December, kick-off 7.30pm.

Before then we travel to West Allotment Celtic on Tuesday 23 November, for a 7.30pm KO. Supporters are reminded that they no longer play at Blue Flames.

They are now based at East Palmersville Sports Pavilion (NE12 9HF), where they groundshare with Northern Alliance club Forest Hall.

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Friday night football at Belle View as Consett v Whickham is switched

Fans will get their football fix a day early on the first weekend in December after Consett’s home game v Whickham was brought forward.

The game was scheduled to take place on Saturday 4 December with a 3pm kick-off, but will now be on Friday 3 December, with a 7.30pm kick-off.

The fixture between the Steelmen and one of our nearest neighbours is usually well attended, and this one is expected to be no exception.

We’ve already met twice this season, both at Whickham, with Consett winning 3-2 in the FA Cup on 6 August then 2-0 in the league 11 days later.

The last two meetings at Belle View have produced vastly different results – a 5-0 win for Consett in the null and void 2019-20 season, followed by a 1-0 success for Whickham last season.

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Consett win at Whickham takes them back to the top of the table

Consett returned to the top of Northern League Division One tonight after a commanding 2-0 win at near-neighbours Whickham.

The result, and a surprise 1-0 defeat for Newton Aycliffe at Seaham Red Star, means the Steelmen are top on goal difference.

Terry Mitchell’s side put in an excellent performance at the First Mortgage Glebe Sports Ground, despite being without six first-teamers through injury.

It meant a debut for one new signing, Oliver Scott, at left-back, while a second, James Martin, was on the bench.

Consett took the game to their hosts from the start, and Whickham could count themselves lucky not to be reduced to 10 men on 19 minutes when Dale Pearson robbed centre-back Ben Milburn of possession.

The No 6 pulled him back, and was clearly last man, but the referee saw fit to punish him only with a yellow card instead of red.

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Dale Pearson appeals to the officials after being hauled down by Whickham’s last defender. Pic: Gary Welford.

Two minutes later the lively Dan Marriott tried his luck from outside the box, and was unlucky to see his shot come back off the post, with the keeper beaten.

Consett took the lead on 23 minutes with a stunning strike from Calvin Smith, who let fly from 35 yards, pictured top, giving Jack Norton no chance.

On 36 minutes it was almost two when Stephen Callen played Pearson in, but this time Milburn got back to clear, though Consett claimed the ball had crossed the line.

On 63 minutes the visitors did double their lead when Jermaine Metz played an excellent one-two with half-time sub Callum Guy, before slipping the ball past Norton.

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Jermaine Metz wheels away after making it Whickham 0 Consett 2. Pic: Gary Welford.

Norton made a good save from Guy’s 25-yarder to prevent him making it three, and Pearson had another effort cleared off the line, which the away fans behind the goal were convinced should have been a goal.

Sub Ryan King’s through ball gave Guy a chance to wrap up the points with a one-on-one three minutes from the end, but he was again denied by Norton.

The final score of 2-0 didn’t come close to summing up how in control of the game Consett were, as keeper Kyle Hayes didn’t have a serious save to make.

Next up for the Steelmen is a home FA Cup tie on Saturday against Bridlington Town, who lost their opening Northern Premier League East game tonight, 2-0 at Yorkshire Amateur.

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Consett players congratulate goalscorer Jermaine Metz after he made it 2-0. Pic: Gary Welford.
  • Full match report and more pictures HERE.

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Consett come from behind twice to snatch late FA Cup winner at Whickham

Consett made it three wins out of three tonight and progressed in the FA Cup after a thrilling come-fro- behind 3-2 victory at Whickham. 

As with the midweek league game at Northallerton, it was another late show from the Steelmen, as they were twice forced to come from behind against a lively Whickham side. 

They levelled twice through goals from Luke Carr and Jake Orrell before an 89th-minute header from substitute Carl Lawson sent the large travelling contingent of Consett supporters home extremely happy. 

Consett had all the early chances, but succumbed to a sucker punch in the 14th minute as Whickham took the lead with their first attack of note.  

A good cross from the right wing found Scott Robson 12 yards out and although Kyle Hayes got a good hand to the shot, he could only help it into the bottom corner of the net.

Parity was deservedly restored in the 16th minute as the increasingly influential Luke Carr picked the ball up in midfield and advanced towards goal and as the home defence backed off, pictured top, the number 8 unleashed an unstoppable shot past Norton into the bottom right corner. 

While the first half was end to end, the second was much tighter, and while Consett dominated possession they were finding it increasingly difficult to make any headway.

They were made to pay the price on 70 minutes as Whickham substitute Damien Stevens burst through a hole in the Consett defence and finished calmly past Hayes to restore the home side’s lead. 

On 75 minutes Dale Pearson turned provider as he laid the ball into the path of Jake Orrell 12 yards out,, and while most people were expecting the midfielder to look for a colleague, he expertly curled a shot past Norton into the top corner from a tight angle. 

Not happy to settle for a replay, the Steelmen sensed a winner and in the 89th minute Pearson smashed a shot off the underside of the bar.

While players and spectators looked towards the assistant referee, pleading for him to signal that the ball had crossed the line (it hadn’t), substitute Carl Lawson calmly headed in from a few yards out.

The goal sent the massed ranks of the Conny Army behind that goal into raptures and the team into the Preliminary Qualifying round of the FA Cup and a home tie with Bridlington Town.

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  • Full match report, statistics and pictures HERE.
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Friday night football for Consett as Whickham FA Cup game is moved

Consett will kick-off their FA Cup campaign on a Friday night, after agreeing to move their Extra Preliminary Round tie at Whickham.

The game was scheduled to take place on Saturday, 7 August at the First Mortgage Glebe ground, with a 3pm kick-off.

But the Lang Jacks share their ground with Whickham Cricket Club, whose 2nd XI have a home game that day.

Consett and Whickham have therefore agreed to switch their FA Cup game to Friday, 6 August, with a 7.30pm kick-off.

A home tie against Northern Premier League side Bridlington Town awaits the winners.