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Consett lose to impressive Worksop after taking lead against the run of play

Consett suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time since joining the Northern premier League tonight when they lost 3-1 at Worksop Town.

The Steelmen had to endure long periods without the ball as the home side, who are one of the favourites for promotion, dominated the play.

The Tigers had a goal disallowed for offside and hit the bar in a one-sided first half where the visitors made it into their hosts’ penalty area just once.

But Andy Coyles’ side took the lead completely against the run of play in the 48th minute when they broke quickly from a Worksop free-kick, and Zak Atkinson coolly finished to give them the lead.

Keeper Ross Coombe, recalled to the starting XI, made two excellent saves to keep Consett ahead, but could do little about Worksop’s 73rd-minute equaliser, as Vaughan Redford headed home at the back post.

Two minutes later the home side were ahead, as Josh Wilde turned the ball in from close range from Redford’s cross.

And on 82 minutes the points were in the bag when Liam Hughes prodded home from Liam Hardy’s cross to make it 3-1.

Consett were left to lick their wounds after a defeat at the hands of a hugely experienced and very impressive Worksop side who will be there or thereabouts when the championship is decided at the end of the season.

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

Dates confirmed for games v West Auckland, Worksop Town and Stocksbridge Park Steels

Dates have been confirmed for three forthcoming Consett fixtures – two at home and one away.

The Durham Challenge Cup 1st Round tie v West Auckland will take place at Belle View Stadium on Tuesday, 11 October, kick-off 7.45pm.

This game is not covered by season tickets.

The away NPL Division One East game at Worksop Town, which was postponed on 17 September due to their involvement in the FA Cup, will now be on Tuesday, 18 October, with a 7.45pm KO.

And our home game v Stocksbridge Park Steels, which was due to take place this coming Saturday, 1 October, has also been postponed, as they are hosting Ashington in the FA Cup on that date.

It will now take place at Belle View Stadium on Tuesday, 1 November, again with a 7.45pm kick-off.