New Consett boss Myers delighted with win over Ashington

Colin Myers celebrated his first game as manager of Consett in style with a 6-2 victory over Ashington on the same day as his star striker Michael Mackay wrote his name in the history books.

Myers, until recently assistant manager to Tom Wade at Blyth Spartans, was installed as the new boss at Belle View Stadium and admitted that he was pleased with the way things panned out in Saturday’s win.

“We started off a bit too keen, which was understandable because the lads wanted to impress,” he said.

“I was very disappointed in the first half with the two goals we conceded because we had opportunities to clear the ball, so the lads consequently got a bit of a roasting at half-time.

“The problem was that we didn’t shut the back door and allowed Ashington in, and we can’t do that.

“Apart from that I thought they did very well.

“I was very happy second half. The target was for us to keep a clean sheet, which we did, and I always thought we would get goals because we were going forward really well.

“However, there are a lot of things we need to work on.

“I’ve only had one training session with the players about the shape of the side, but overall I was very pleased with what they have done today.”

Myers acknowledged the scoring feats of Mackay who became Consett’s all-time leading scorer with 243 goals to his name with his 72nd minute effort, which made the score 4-2.

But he gave special mention to Chris Moore and ex-Collier Josh Gray, who were also on target.

“Michael’s record speaks for itself and it’s a tremendous achievement,” he said.

“Chris Moore is also a top drawer player and his strike today shows what he is capable of.

“He’s left and right footed, which is a bonus, whilst Josh was superb today. He maybe tired a little bit but was unplayable at times, especially in the first half.”