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November 2009 News

30 November 2009

The Tow Law Town v Consett League Cup tie, re-scheduled for tomorrow night, has been POSTPONED for a second time, with temperatures plummeting to well below zero freezing an already wet Ironworks Road pitch.

28 November 2009

Returning to action after an enforced two week break, Consett came from behind to win 3-1 at Chester-le-Street Town and extend their impressive away record to 10 wins from their last 11 road trips. Nathan Fisher, who Consett released after just one game at the start of the season, put the Cestrians ahead after ten minutes. However Consett were level before the game had reached the quarter-hour mark as Gavin Parkin's shot was deflected over the keeper to open his account for the Steelmen. Andrew Cuthbertson scored with a tremendous strike from 25 yards to put Consett 2-1 up on 53 minutes, and Mattie Moffat headed in at the far post from David Pounder's superb right wing cross to wrap up the victory in the last minute.

> Match report

26 November 2009

Confirmation has been received that the postponed Tow Law Town v Consett League Cup tie has been re-arranged for next Tuesday 1 December, kick off 7.30pm at Ironworks Road.

24 November 2009

A hat trick of postponements completed this evening as Consett's League Cup tie at neighbours Tow Law Town became the latest victim of the wet weather, called OFF due to Ironworks Road being waterlogged.

21 November 2009

Consett's home game against Horden Colliery Wefare has also fallen foul of the weather and has been POSTPONED due to Belle Vue still being waterlogged.

18 November 2009

Tonight's home game against West Auckland Town has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged Belle Vue pitch.

In other fixture news, Spennymoor's progress in the FA Vase means that our scheduled home game against them on Saturday 5 December has had to be called off due to their 3rd Round commitments. The league has filled this gap by moving our home game against Dunston UTS to that date from it's original date of Saturday 16 January.

14 November 2009

Ten-man Consett produced a sensational fightback today, coming from a goal down to win 2-1 at Ashington. In a drab first half it was the home side who came closest to scoring when Keith Douglas saw a sliding volley crash against the crossbar. The game sprung to life in the 52nd minute when Andrew Burton diverted a David Colvin cross into his own net to put Ashington 1-0 up. Things went from bad to worse the Steelmen four minutes later when Paul Collins was sent off, a little harshly, for a handball which the referee deemed had prevented a goalscoring opportunity. Consett responded superbly though and were level within a couple of minutes when Gary Ormston powerfully headed home from David Pounder's corner. Better was to follow on 68 minutes when Consett were awarded a rather soft free kick on the edge of the Colliers' area, which Steve Huggins whipped magnificently over the wall and into the top corner. It was backs to the wall stuff thereafter, and the points were made safe when Dan Staples pulled off a brilliant save on the stroke of 90 minutes to deny Ashington substitute Joseph Race. The win preserved Consett incredible away record, in which they have now won 9 of their last 10 games on the road. Match report and pictures to follow.

7 November 2009

Consett's indifferent home form continued with a 2-2 draw against struggling Morpeth Town at Belle Vue today. The Steelmen had the better of the first half, but went behind in the 40th minute when Marc Walton scored for Morpeth. Consett were level within three minutes, Chris Scott's close range effort giving Morpeth keeper Jack Wells no chance. The comeback appeared to have been completed when Andrew Cuhtbertson fired home from 20 yards to put Consett 2-1 ahead with 11 minutes remaining. However the visitors, managed by Ken Lindoe's predecessor Jon King, snatched a late equaliser four minutes from time when Paul Jackson headed in from an Ian Herron corner.

> Match report

Elsewhere, Crook Town won 5-2 at Boldon CA in the Durham Challenge Cup to set up a quarter-final meeting with Consett at Millfield, with the likely date being Wednesday 6 January 2010.

5 November 2009

In today's draw for the 3rd Round of the Durham Challenge Cup Consett were drawn away again, to face the winners of the one oustanding tie from the 2nd Round between Boldon CA and Crook Town. That game takes place at Boldon on Saturday and is a 1.30 kick off due to the Wearside League club having no floodlights.

4 November 2009

Consett eased into the quarter-finals of the Durham Challenge Cup tonight with a 3-1 win at Norton & Stockton Ancients - the scene of a 2-0 league win just four days earlier. They had to come from behind though, going behind to a Marcus Laing goal after just five minutes. Andrew Cuthbertson levelled on 20 minutes with a firm shot which the keeper appeared to have saved but merely diverted into the corner of the net. Michael Coulthard put the Steelmen ahead eight minutes after the break, steaming in to emphatically volley home from close range after Gary Ormston had flicked on a Steve Huggins corner. David Pounder made the game safe in the 83rd minute deftly chipping into an unguarded net after a fumble by the Norton keeper.

> Match report and pictures


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Albany Northern League Div 1
Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 Shildon 42 98 96
2 Marske United 42 26 81
3 Guisborough 42 40 77
4 Morpeth Town 42 25 77
5 North Shields 42 29 72
6 Newton Aycliffe 42 15 72
7 CONSETT 42 16 71
8 Bishop Auckland 42 1 67
9 Seaham RS 42 5 65
10 Washington 42 -3 65
11 Dunston UTS 42 14 62
12 Ashington 42 9 60
13 Sunderland RCA 42 -16 54
14 Penrith 42 -8 52
15 Jarrow Roofing 42 -12 51
16 Whitley Bay 42 5 50
17 West Auckland 42 -28 50
18 Newcastle Benfield 42 -17 44
19 West Allotment Celtic 42 -55 40
20 Durham City 42 -36 36
21 Norton and Stockton Ancients 42 -53 32
22 Bedlington 42 -55 31