CONSETT AFC vs STOCKTON TOWN
Competition: The Pitching In Northern Premier League East Division
Date: Monday 10th April, 2023
Entry: £10 Adult, £7 Concession, Junior £4
Ground: Belle View Stadium, DH8 7BF
Live Updates: @stockton_townfc
Stockton Town round off their Easter weekend with a trip to Consett.
The Anchors secured their third win in a row on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Stocksbridge Park Steels.
Kev Hayes came off the bench to score the winning goal.
It was also a third clean sheet in a row thanks to resolute defending coupled with some fantastic saves from Callum Roberts.
It was also a success in terms of injuries with no fresh concerns. There was also a boost as Liam Cooke returned to the matchday squad after he was side-lined with a broken jaw.
Stockton Town and Consett have met eleven times in all competitions enjoying some memorable encounters since their first meeting in 2017. Here are the previous five meetings:
28 Sep 2019- Stockton Town 2-2 Consett AFC- Northern League Division One
22 Feb 2020- Consett AFC 1-2 Stockton Town- Northern League Division One
22 Sep 2020- Consett AFC 1-0 Stockton Town- FA Cup First Qualifying Round
10 Oct 2020- Stockton Town 4-1 Consett AFC- Northern League Division One
26 Dec 2022- Stockton Town 1-2 Consett AFC- Northern Premier League East Division
Stockton Town: W W W L L
Last Game: Stockton Town 1-0 Stocksbridge Park Steels
Carlton Town: L W W L D
Last Game: Carlton Town 2-1 Consett AFC
Consett are coming to the close of their debut season at Step Four and are comfortably in mid table.
On Saturday they took an early lead through Nathan Greenwood but two second half goals from Carlton Town condemned them to defeat.
They had secured back-to-back home wins with a 3-0 win over Sheffield FC last Saturday followed up by a 3-2 win over Cleethorpes Town last Tuesday night.
That was the first time they had secured consecutive victories since early February when they beat Stocksbridge Park Steels and Shildon.
The Steelmen shared the goals around as they had six different goalscorers over the two fixtures.
Zak Atkinson is the one to watch for Consett, with 12 goals he is the only player to hit double figures for them this season.
Looking ahead to the game, Manager Michael Dunwell said:
“Not long to rest but that’s same for everyone else is in the same boat. Looking at the squad it doesn’t look like we have any fresh injuries there which is good.
“Liam Cooke has come back into the squad today, Mikey Roberts is back and Elliott Beddow will be back on Monday. We are more or less at full strength.
“We are in a really good position and we are just looking to finish off the season really strong now and try to get that second place.”