Consett slumped to a 4-1 defeat to Brighouse Town today in new manager Tony Fawcett’s first home game.
The visitors took the lead in the 21st minute when Laurence Sorhaindo went on a solo run which took him past three players before firing home.
On the half hour they doubled their advantage through Jack Boyle, and two minutes before half-time the visitors took complete control of the game with a third goal.
Consett midfielder Matty Slocombe handled a goalbound shot in the six-yard box, for which he was yellow carded, and Sorhaindo converted the resulting penalty.
The Steelmen were given a lifeline back into the game on 51 minutes when Brighouse skipper Corey Gregory was sent off for handling Adam Mitchell’s shot on the line.
Zak Atkinson scored his ninth goal of the season from the spot to make it 3-1 and give the Steelmen hope of a comeback.
Brighouse keeper Brett Souter made good saves from Mitchell and Declan Bisset as Consett tried to make the most of their one-man advantage.
But the visitors had the final word when a quick break saw Sorhaindo set up sub Callum Charlton to clinch the win with a goal in the third minute of added time.
The result means Consett’s winless run now stretches to 12 games, and they dropped three places in the table to 16th.
- Full match report and more pictures to follow.