Consett 2-1 Workington AFC


Belle View StadiumConsett, County Durham, North East England, England, DH8 7BF, United Kingdom

Consett AFC
Belle View Stadium Delves Lane Consett County Durham DH8 7BF
Workington AFC
Borough Park, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2DT
2 - 1
Final Score
Arjun Purewal - 1 (9')Charlie Exley - 1 (90')
Dav Symington - 1 (50')
Game Statistics
0 Yellow cards 0
0 Red cards 0
0 Corner Kick 0
0 Saves 0
0 Shots on Goal 0
0 Shots 0
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Pass Accuracy
Shot Accuracy
Game Timeline
Arjun Purewal
Luke Carr
Dav Symington
Carl Lawson
Charlie Exley
James Metcalfe
Harry Pilkington
Robbie Hebson
Charlie Bowman
Drew Lake
Liam Lightfoot
Carl Lightfoot
Scott Paden-Gale
Carl Lawson
Charlie Exley


New manager Chris Willcock met most of his players for the first time and then watched a mixed performance from them which delivered the good, bad and indifferent.  The display would have provided plenty of food for thought on his return journey to Manchester but he will have taken into account the list of key absentees, which numbered five on this occasion.

Chris Willcock

Without ever dominating the game, Reds were in control for long periods but their Achilles heel was exposed twice as they conceded goals from set pieces early in the game and, painfully, seconds before the final whistle. 

It completed a successful pre-season campaign for the Northern League outfit, who start their league programme next week, whilst Reds have now made three visits to Consett’s Belle View ground and lost each time.

The hosts were quickly into their stride and started well.  Dale Pearson was unlucky not to open the scoring, first seeing a shot blocked on the line by Matty Clarke then being thwarted by Danny Eccles with the follow-up.

But they got their goal after nine minutes, a poor one to concede from a Reds’ perspective.  Luke Carr delivered a routine corner from the right which Arjun Purewal met and the faintest of deflections saw the ball come to rest in the far corner f the net.

It could have got worse for green-shirted Reds had they not managed to block a Callum Guy effort on the line.

Gradually, though, their play became more structured and they were putting moves together albeit without causing too much concern to the home defence.

David Symington was wide of the target with one effort after Reuben Jerome had carved out the opening following a positive run down the left and then Steven Rigg’s weak shot was gathered comfortably by Kyle Hayes.

Jerome attempted to lift the ball over Hayes’ head from distance but the shot lacked height and was easily saved.

And the momentum built-up in the later stages of the first half resulted in Workington starting the second with much more vigour.

Rigg had a shot cleared off the line but, when the ball rebounded to Iyrwah Gooden, he missed the target from close range.

But Reds were level five minutes after the restart when Symington ended his personal goal drought with a superb individual effort.  Intercepting a diagonal stray pass, he advanced on goal before driving the ball beyond Hayes and into the far corner of the net.

He was unlucky not to score a second when a firm shot was kept out by the save of the match with Hayes diving to his left to push the ball to safety.

When Carl Lightfoot’s late effort was cleared off the line by James Metcalfe’s spectacular clearance, a draw seemed the most likely outcome.  But credit to Consett who finished strongly and, with over ninety minutes on the clock, they grabbed a last-gasp winner.

Carl Lawson’s corner to the far post was met by fellow substitute, Charlie Exley who powered above Robbie Hebson and Kieran Charlton to head home the winner.

Play was restarted before the referee blew for time.    

Consett Hayes, Metz, Holden, Smith, Purewal, Orrell, Guy, Carr, Marriott, Pearson, Larkin.  Substitutes: Lake, Pilkington, Metcalfe, Exley, Lawson, Trialist (all used).

Workington Eccles (Paden-Gale, 85), Clarke, Charlton, Wordsworth, Griffiths (Lightfoot L, 76), Hubbold, Gooden (Hebson, 72), Carroll, Jerome (Bowman, 72),Rigg (Lightfoot C, 76), Symington.

Referee: Andrew Kitchen

Crowd: 191


Date Time Season Full Time
24/07/2021 15:00 Friendlies 21/22 90'


Belle View Stadium

Consett, County Durham, North East England, England, DH8 7BF, United Kingdom


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Workington AFC011


1Kyle Hayes Goalkeeper
2Jermaine Metz 14 Defender
3Darren Holden 16 Defender
4Calvin Smith 15 Midfielder
5Arjun Purewal Defender 9'
6Jake Orrell Midfielder
7Callum Guy 17 Midfielder
8Luke Carr Midfielder 9'
9Daniel Marriott 12 Forward
10Dale Pearson 18 Midfielder
11Colin Larkin Forward
12Drew Lake 9 Forward
14Harry Pilkington 2 Defender
15James Metcalfe 4 Defender
16Charlie Exley 3 Defender 90'
17Carl Lawson 7 Forward 90'
18Trialist 10 Forward

Workington AFC

1Danny Eccles 21 Goalkeeper
2Matty Clarke Defender
3Kieran Charlton Defender
4Dan Wordsworth Defender
5Priestley Griffiths 15 Defender
6Brad Hubbold Midfielder
7Iyrwah Gooden 12 Midfielder
8Brad Carroll Midfielder
9Reuben Jerome 14 Forward
10Steven Rigg 16 Forward
11Dav Symington Midfielder 50'
12Robbie Hebson 7 Midfielder
14Charlie Bowman 9 Forward
15Liam Lightfoot 5 Defender
16Carl Lightfoot 10 Midfielder
21Scott Paden-Gale 1 Goalkeeper
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