05 Oct 2020 in News
Curzon Ashton Vs Alfreton Town Face Off in League Opener
As the National League North gets under way tonight Curzon Ashton will host Alfreton Town at the Tameside Stadium. An exciting open match that both sides know they’ll have the potential to win.
Following on from Saturdays disappointing exit from the FA Cup to rivals FC United, it’s a game that Curzon manager Steve Cunningham will be desperate to win. Cunningham is hoping to not only deliver results however, but strong performances to. Since his arrival there has been a new feeling, a newfound optimism around the club and although Saturdays FA Cup defeat was an early blip in the road for The Nash, Cunningham will be expecting a positive reaction from his side.
Alfreton town come into the game off the back of a 2-1 win in Saturdays FA Cup against Coalville. Alfreton struck twice in the first half and managed to hold on to claim the win. Alfreton boss Billy Heath said after the game ‘We can play a lot better than we did today, that’s not being disrespectful to Coalville at all. – like I said, it’s our first game, you can play as much preseason as you want but when it comes to the first competitive game, it’s always difficult.’
Alfreton will go on to play FC United in the next round who defeated Curzon 2-1 on Saturday. Heath went onto say ‘We’ve got one day so it’s not ideal it’s not what we would have liked.’ On tonight’s opener with Curzon.
In three of the previous five meetings there has been a red card in the match. This is a fixture that always has a lot of excitement and energy, and although it is behind closed doors, Cunningham will be hoping his team can put on a show. On what’s going to be a wet and rainy night, this match could very well down to who wants it more and who is willing to go that extra yard to kick their season off the right way.
The match is available to view via livestream on the Curzon Ashton twitter and website.