Myers delighted with Consett performance in win at Ashington

Consett's Lewis Gibbons looks to challenge Ashington's Andrew Johnson. Picture by Gary Welford
Consett's Lewis Gibbons looks to challenge Ashington's Andrew Johnson. Picture by Gary Welford

Consett manager Colin Myers was chuffed at the final whistle after his side had earned a 2-1 victory over Ashington at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night.

Myers saw his side take a stranglehold on proceedings from the start.

Luke Sullivan gave them the lead after only 42 seconds then Michael Sweet added a second in the 12th minute.

Myers said: “At this stage of the season we needed that victory because we have been on a bit of a bad run, so the three points were very welcome.

“Ultimately I thought the game was won with the two goals we got early doors.

“First half was nip and tuck and the second period was much of the same.

“I thought we should have scored more and possibly have been three or four up in that first period before Ashington got the one back.

“We missed some good chances but they [Ashington] battled hard and got back into the game, and it was always going to be tight after that.”

He continued: “Second half I didn’t think one team got on top of the other. Ashington probably had more possession than we did but there were not many chances, certainly not clear cut.

“The wind played a massive part, we were against it first half and did better because the ball was holding up,” he said.

“Second half I think the wind got a little bit stronger and when we were under pressure it was a case of clearing our lines.

“Towards the last ten minutes, Ashington got a bit pinned into their own half, purely because of the conditions but I’m over the moon with the three points – we were desperate for them.”