Ryhope return home following a win against Whitley Bay on Saturday to face Consett on Tuesday night.
Tuesday night sees third placed Consett visit Recreation Park against thirteenth in the table Ryhope CW in what could be an interesting and contesting game. Consett will looking to bounce back from a weekend where they dropped points with Colliery Welfare wanting to continue to gain another three points following their win from the weekend.
Last Time Out
Ryhope CW 0-2 Consett AFC
Ebac Northern League Division 1
26th January 2019
The last time both teams met was in league action with Consett being the visitors in that encounter which saw Ryhope suffer their first defeat of 2019.
Colliery Welfare headed into the game with a run of good form having won the last five games before the new year rang in with Consett having lost their last five prior to this meeting.
Chances from both sides in the first half made for great viewing with Ryhope growing in strength but unable to convert any chance into a leading goal.
Both teams headed into half time with a goalless draw with Ryhope having looked the strongest.
Pearson’s side came out in the second half just as they did before hitting the changing rooms, strong and creating chances that challenged the opposition keeper, again being unable to convert into a goal.
Consett began to get back into the game and a welcomed sub got the away fans cheering as Michael Cragg came and grabbed the opener but securing a second goal later in the half to give Consett the win.
A well matched game saw both sides have equal pops at goal with Consett being the ones able to convert chances into goals. Tuesday encounter looks to make for some great footballing action if just the same as the previous encounter between the two.
Gary Pearson heads into the game with a few players unavailable for selection:
James Ellis (Ziggy) – Honeymoon
Paul Braithwaite – Holiday
Danni Lay – Leg 2-3 weeks
Carl Jones – Leg 2-3 weeks
Elliot Woods – Leg 3-4 weeks
Luke Proctor infection in leg – 1week
EBAC Northern League Division 1
Venue: Ryhope Recreation Park, SR2 0AT
Date: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Kick Off: 7.30pm