A-Z: Promotion

30 Jun 2020 in News

A-Z: Promotion A-Z: Promotion

There was only one subject we could dedicate the letter P to as we enter the final ten days of our A to Z series, P is for promotion, and back-to-back ones at that!

Just a year after a sole Niall Cummins strike against Harrogate Railway sealed the Northern Premier League Divison One title for the Nash, Curzon managed to steer themselves into the play-offs of the Northern Premier League Premier Divison the following season.

The start of the Nash's play-off campaign came in late April 2015, against none other than local rivals Ashton United. After a tightly contested 90 minutes that ended all square at 1-1, the Nash despatched the Robins at Hurst Cross with a 4-2 win on penalties.

Four days after the win over Ashton, just Ilkeston Town stood between the Nash and promotion to the National League North, and it was Simon Woodford's neat finish at the near post after 18 minutes that proved the difference between the sides, as Curzon went on to lift the trophy on the Tameside balcony in front of a jubilant crowd of almost 1'300.

The Nash may have been without top scorers Niall Cummins and Ryan Brooke in a feisty affair, but not even a late Joe Guest red card could stop Curzon from keeping Ilkeston at bay, as victory saw the club rise to new heights, step two of the non-league pyramid.

Arguably the most defining moment in the club's history, we remain in the division six years on from that unforgettable promotion weekend.

Make sure to check back to our official website tomorrow to see who or what we are dedicating the letter Q to!

Article by Rob Glover.

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