Colne went out of the FA Cup in the North East on Saturday, losing 3-1 to a strong Consett team from the First Division of the Northern League.
On the artificial surface, Colne struggled to put their passing game together and were caught out after only 11 minutes when Michael Sweet got clear on the left and found the net with a speculative lob that went in off the far post.
Colne conceded a second goal just two minutes later. The Reds defence failed to clear the ball and Dan Hawkins fired home from 12 yards.
As Colne fought back, Spencer Jordan forced a good save from home keeper Peter Jeffries with an angled shot, then Hart’s through ball released Boyle into the area but his low cross went begging.
And Jeffries denied Jordan again just before half-time, clearing a defence-splitting through ball from Lee Pugh.
Early in the second half, Colne keeper Chris Thompson made a series of good saves as Consett looked for a third goal. But as the Reds came more into the game, they forced a series of corners which had the Consett defence under pressure.
But on 59 minutes, Consett again attacked down the left and a cross to the far post was headed home by Sweet.
Colne livened up their attack with Tom Berwick and Sakeel Abdullah joining the game from the bench, and Kenny Taylor forced a good save from the keeper after 70 minutes.
The Reds battled on bravely and scored a consolation goal after 88 minutes when Alex Coleman’s clearance sent Jordan away on a run and he beat Jeffries with a confident finish to round off the scoring at 3-1.
Colne are at home tomorrow to AFC Liverpool , 3 p.m. kick-off, and travel to Squires Gate on Tuesday (7-45 p.m.).