25 Jan 2018 in News
The Nash return to action this Saturday at 3pm, as they make the short trip to local rivals FC United of Manchester.
Curzon head into the clash on the back of no game in two weeks, as last Saturday’s game at home to Kidderminster Harriers fell victim to the torrid weather.
A week prior, John Flanagan’s side fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Chorley, with a goal either side of half time giving The Magpies the win.
FC also recorded defeat last time out, losing heavily away to Kidderminster 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Form wise, The Nash have not been at their best of late with one win their last five, the victory coming in a 1-0 win away to North Ferriby in December. Two draws and two losses have also come in this time.
Despite their defeat on Tuesday night, the hosts have been in impressive form recently, after going seven games unbeaten before Tuesday’s 4-0 loss.
Flanagan and his side will be hoping to add to FC’s defeat last time out, and record Curzon’s first win at Broadhurst Park, after drawing on the two previous visits, 3-3 and 0-0.
In the table three places and three points separate the two sides, with Curzon in 17th on 30 points and FC in 14th with 33 points. The Nash do have games in hand on their local rivals however, with the home side having played two more games than Flanagan’s men.
Ahead of the game we spoke to Curzon defender, Oliver Thornley and got his thought’s going into Saturday’s clash.
Thornley said: “It’s an important game, we are in need a win and to get three points to make sure we are staying out of the relegation battle.”
Thornley also mentioned the importance of the Curzon supporters in the derby game.
He said: “The support from the Curzon fans is massively important, we need to get as many people down, as the support from the fans always helps the team.
Last time we met…
The last time the two sides locked horns resulted in victory for Curzon, and their first win over FC United in league competition, as The Nash recorded an impressive 1-0 victory back in September.
It was former Curzon striker, Max Leonard who made the difference, as his first half strike earned The Nash a well deserved three points, on a memorable day for the Curzon faithful.
Recent Form (all competitions)
Curzon Ashton: LDLDWL
Last Result; Curzon Ashton 0-2 Chorley, Vanarama National League North
FC United of Manchester: LDWDWD
Last Result: Kidderminster Harriers 4-0 FC United of Manchester, Vanarama National League North
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