A-Z: National League North

28 Jun 2020 in News

A-Z: National League North A-Z: National League North

Today we're dedicating the letter N to the National League North, our current division which remains the pinnacle of our history, where we have now established ourselves for six successive seasons.

The Nash sealed promotion to the sixth tier with a 1-0 play-off final win over Ilkeston Town during the 2014-15 Northern Premier League Premier Division campaign, cementing their place there until this day.

We've taken a look back at five unforgettable wins during our time at this level so far!

Curzon Ashton 1-0 York City (November 2019)

Stockport County loanee Connor Dimaio scored the game's only goal on his Nash debut, displaying brilliant technique to fire home a volleyed effort after 32 minutes, in front of a packed out Tameside Stadium. Curzon defended resolutely to frustrate the former League Two side.

Curzon Ashton 3-1 Darlington (August 2019)

Sean Miller found the back of the net on two occasions before Isaac Sinclair capped a brilliant team performance, adding a third, putting the Quakers to the sword. Miller's opener came after an initial header crashed off the crossbar, before the Nash front man made no mistake, finding the back of the net with the Darlington defence 

The former Altrincham and Chester man found himself in behind the Darlo backline, controlling the ball on his chest before stabbing beneath the visiting shot stopper.

Sinclair sealed the deal late on, steadying himself, evading the last defender after a ball over the top, before firing home a low, driven volley for his first goal of the season.

Curzon Ashton 1-0 Spennymoor Town (April 2018)

Joe Guest's 41st minute header proved all that was needed in a win of fine margins to secure the Nash's National League North safety with two games to go at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Curzon Ashton 3-1 FC United of Manchester (March 2019)

Miller was at the double once more, the striker levelled proceedings after 39 minutes following an FCUM opener, losing his man following a corner, prodding home from close range to kickstart a resurgent Nash showing. 

Curzon again profited from the visitor's inability to defend set pieces as Jonathan Hunt found himself unmarked at the far post from a corner to nod home, putting Curzon into the lead just a minute after the restart as the game was turned on its head.

Miller made it three with nine minutes to play, as the Nash executed a perfect counter attacking move, the Curzon striker played the ball cleverly off the last defender, playing himself through before rounding the onrushing keeper, slotting home beyond a last ditch defender's outstretched leg.

Curzon Ashton 3-2 AFC Fylde (January 2017)

Brendon Daniel's opener for the Coasters was cancelled out by quick fire goals from Niall Cummins and Matty Warburton. Joe Guest's low cross presented an easy finish for Cummins who obliged, converting from close range after 38 minutes, before Warburton outran the final defender three minutes later, placing cooly past Rhys Taylor in between the Fylde sticks. 

Danny Rowe pulled one back for Fylde, but the now National League side couldn't prevent Ryan Hall from capitalising on a misplaced back pace to win the tie and a vital three points for Curzon in their bid for survival.

Make sure to come back to our official website tomorrow to see what letter O goes out to! 

Article by Rob Glover.


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