North East UK news Hebburn Town 3-2 Consett - Hornets are Vase Champs PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Substitute Olly Martin leapt off the bench to fire Hebburn Town to FA Vase glory as the Hornets edged a frantic clash with Ebac Northern League rivals Consett. Kevin Bolam’s side were forced to show their resilient side after falling behind on two occasions to goals from Steelmen duo Ali Alshabeeb and Dale Pearson. But equalisers from Amar Purewal and Michael Richardson gave Martin the platform to grab a winning goal five minutes from time and write his name into the history books.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Substitute Olly Martin leapt off the bench to fire Hebburn Town to FA Vase glory as the Hornets edged a frantic clash with Ebac Northern League rivals Consett.Kevin Bolam’s side were forced to show their resilient side after falling behind on two occasions to goals from Steelmen duo Ali Alshabeeb and Dale Pearson.But equalisers from Amar Purewal and Michael Richardson gave Martin the platform to grab a winning goal five minutes from time and write his name into the history books. After a tense opening 10 minutes, the game burst into life in spectacular fashion when Hebburn midfielder Richardson struck the crossbar with a curling effort from just inside the area.Consett drew first blood moments later as Al Shabeeb raced on to a Darren Holden pass, rounded Hornets keeper Mark Foden and beat two defenders on the line from a tight angle. Ali Al Shabeeb of Consett AFC celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the FA Vase Final Hebburn reacted well to falling behind and restored parity moments later when Amar Purewal got in behind the Steelmen defence and rolled the ball beyond the advancing Kyle Hayes. Amar Purewal of Hebburn Town celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the FA Vase Final An unfortunate injury to Consett midfielder Jake Orrell stunted the momentum as the former Hartlepool United player was taken to a local hospital after taking a blow to the head.The lull in the game remained in place until four minutes before half-time as Consett edged themselves in front with a goal from Dale Pearson.The striker was an unused substitute in Morpeth Town’s FA Vase Final win against Hereford in 2016 – but he more than made an impact this time with a smart touch and finish after fine approach play from Jermaine Metz.Just as they had half an hour earlier, Hebburn reacted well once again and grabbed a quickfire equaliser for the second time in the game.Consett keeper Hayes produced an instinctive stop to keep out Louis Storey but the ball rebound to Darren Lough and his cross gave Richardson a chance he did not waste.
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.If they had wanted a chance to fall to anyone it would have been veteran striker Graeme Armstrong – but he dragged a shot agonisingly wide from point-blank range after he was found by Purewal.Consett seemed to be gaining some momentum as the final quarter-hour approached as both Calvin Smith and substitute Luke Carr tried their luck without success.But it was the introduction of South Tyneside-born Martin that was the decide the outcome of the game as the forward scored with only his second touch of the ball.The clock had just ticked beyond 84 minutes when Richardson and Armstrong combined to find the forward in space ten yards from goal.Martin got his head over the ball and slotted a low drive beyond Hayes and into the far corner of his net.That was enough to ensure Hebburn claimed the North East bragging rights after a wonderful advert for non-league football in the region.Consett more than played their part with a vibrant display of attacking football and they will be keen to experience success in the Vase after getting a taste of life at Wembley.For Hebburn, all focus will now go on next Saturday’s Vase quarter-final at Warrington Rylands and their attempts to make a quickfire return to Wembley in this season’s competition.TEAMSConsett: Hayes, Metz, Holden (Lawson), Slocombe, Purewal, Wilkinson, Orrell (Allen), Smith, Pearson, Cornish (Carr), Alshabeeb Subs: Wilson, Marriott, Jakab, RussellHebburn Town: Foden, Groves, Lough, Spence, Storey, Carson, Potter, McKeown, Armstrong, Richardson, Purewal (Martin) Subs: Donaghy, Taylor, Hudson, Mullen, Eleftheriadis, Hunter
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Players of Hebburn Town celebrate on the pitch at full-time after their team's victory in the 2019/20 Buildbase FA Vase Final between Consett AFC and Hebburn Town at Wembley Stadium on May 03, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Harding - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
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