Match Preview: Gainsborough

01 Feb 2018 in News

Match Preview: Gainsborough Match Preview: Gainsborough

The Nash return to action this Saturday at 3pm, hosting Gainsborough Trinity at the Tameside Stadium.

 

It was a derby day to forget last time out for Curzon, as they were beaten 2-0 away to local rivals FC United of Manchester.

To rub salt into the wounds, Nash wing back, Joe Guest was given a straight red card in the heated affair and will therefore miss this Saturday’s clash against Gainsborough.

One positive from the defeat, was the debut of new loan signing, Jake Dunwoody who joined on loan from Stoke last Saturday.

 The central midfielder is set to make his home debut in this weekend’s clash.

The visitors on the other hand head into the game on the back of an impressive 1-0 home victory over play-off pushing Chorley on Tuesday night.

That win moved Trinity out of the relegation zone, consequently pushing Curzon into it for the first this season.

As a result, The Nash currently sit 20th on 30 points whilst, Gainsborough are in 17th on 31 points, Curzon do however have a game in hand on Saturday’s opponents.

The Nash’s drop into the relegation zone has come from a recent drop in form, with one win in their last ten league games.

Trinity, who have struggled this season, have seen an improvement in form recently after winning their last two against Alfreton and Chorley, after going six games without a win prior to that.

Manager’s Thoughts

Ahead of Saturday’s game manager, John Flanagan described the clash as a ‘monster game’.

When asked about the game Flanagan said: “It’s a monster, it is only three points and isn’t going to decide anything, but it is very, very important. They’re a club who are in a similar circumstance to us, and it’s a scrap for us all, and I’m sure they’ll be fighting for the points.”

Last time we met…

The last time the two sides locked horns resulted in defeat for Curzon, as Trinity edged the encounter 1-0 at The Northholme back in October.

Despite a dominant display throughout from Flanagan’s side, it was Gainsborough who edged it, as Ashley Worsefold’s goal with 20 minutes left proved to be the winner.

Recent Form (all competitions)

Curzon Ashton: LLDLDW

Last Result: FC United of Manchester 2-0 Curzon Ashton, Vanarama National League North

Gainsborough Trinity: WWLLLL

Last Result: Gainsborough Trinity 1-0 Chorley, Vanarama National League North

The Stadium

Tameside Stadium

Richmond Street

Ashton under Lyne

OL7 9HG

Admission Prices

Adults - £12  

Concession - £6  

U16 - Free with junior season ticket or school voucher

Season ticket holders will need to produce their relevant match voucher in their season ticket books to gain access.

Turnstiles

The turnstiles will open at approximately 1.30pm

Bars and Food

Access to the conference and events room is via the main stand.

The snack bar will serve hot food and non-alcoholic drinks before the match and at half time

The Nash bar will also be open

Match Programme and Merchandise

Match programmes are priced at £2.50 and are available to buy from sellers inside the ground.

The Nash shop is located inside the ground and will selling hats, scarves, badges as well as this season's home and away replica shirts.

Car Parking and Public Transport

Parking is very limited at the ground and supporters using the clubs car park should be aware of young children in the area.

Parking is also available at Ashton Moss, only a 5-10 minute walk from the stadium.

The nearest tram stop is Ashton West at the top of Richmond Street - a five minute walk from the stadium.

Please ensure that you respect our neighbours and community and that you avoid parking on Kendal Avenue.

 

Thank you for your co-operation

 

 

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