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First Team

Sat 19 Jan 2019 | National League North | Away

Stadium

Swansway Chester Stadium

Attendance

1671

Referee

Andy Sykes

Kick-Off

15:00

Curzon made it four wins from four in 2019 with a superb 1-0 away win over play-off-pushing, Chester on Saturday. 
 
After a gritty team performance from the Nash, a late Oliver Crankshaw goal was enough to seal all three points and the National League North manager of the week award for Mark Bradshaw.
 
It was the home side who started the better of the two sides and they came closest early on as a freak long-range effort from Dan Mooney was brilliantly tipped onto the bar by Nash number one, Cameron Mason.
 
Mason was called into further action on the half-hour mark and again provided a super save to deny Chester the lead.
 
Simon Grand climbed highest for the hosts from a corner and directed a header towards goal, fortunately for Curzon Mason was on hand to superbly tip the ball over the bar to keep the scores level.
 
At the other end Chester shot-stopper, Grant Shenton also provided heroics to keep the scores level as he made a great save to deny Lewis Reilly from slotting home in the bottom corner for his second goal in two games. 
 
The second half started just like the first with the hosts on the front foot. Grand had an effort cleared off the line and Mo Ali nearly headed into his own net as he put a Mooney cross just over the bar.
 
The home side had only lost at home once this season and they looked to carry on this impressive run and put the game out of Curzon’s reach as Bradley Jackson hit a driving effort just over the bar.
 
However, Chester’s superb home record was about to take a hit as the Nash countered and opened the scoring with less than 15 minutes on the clock. 
 
Crankshaw carried the ball from his own half and played a slick one-two with John McAtee which left Crankshaw with an open goal in which he calmly tapped into to push Curzon ahead.
 
The hosts frantically pushed for a late equaliser however it wasn’t to be and the Nash defence stood strong to maintain their 100% record in 2019.



Josh Lees 
 
 

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