13 Jan 2018 in News
It was an afternoon to forget for Curzon as visiting Chorley ran out two goal winners on a chilly January afternoon at the Tameside Stadium.
Goals either side of half time from Josh Wilson and Nick Haughton give the visitors the victory, in a frustrating afternoon for John Flanagan and his side.
It was The Nash who started the better of the two sides, and they came close to opener within the first five minutes.
Debutant, Sam Walker swung in a curling free kick which was met by Curzon captain, Jonothan Hunt who directed his effort from five yards just wide of the mark.
Despite the vibrant start the home side were dealt a blow with just under 15 minutes on the clock.
A Chorley corner from the right was met by the head of Wilson, who beat Cameron Mason to open the scoring for the visitors.
Curzon did not let the set back hinder them, and continued to control possession, and the game.
As the game hit the half hour mark John Flanagan’s men had a brilliant opportunity to draw the game level.
A creative flick from Niall Cummins let free Joe Guest through the middle, who then let fire from eighteen yards, only to be denied by the hands of the Chorley keeper.
Positive signs for Flanagan and his side.
After coming from a goal down to equalise in their previous home game against Bradford Park Avenue, The Nash continued to push for an equaliser and nearly had it just before half time.
A teasing ball from the right was met by the head of Hunt, who crashed his effort against the bar in the last bit of action of the first half.
Into the second half and Curzon continued to control the game with heaps of possession. All that was missing was the final ball.
With 15 minutes left on the clock skipper, Hunt went into the referee’s book for a challenge on half way. Then to the amazement of both Hunt and the whole ground, the referee brandished the centre back a second yellow, and a red, despite the booking being his first of the afternoon.
The man in the middle then realised his mistake and called Hunt back into play.
However, Hunt, and his defence were unable to stop Nick Haughton a minute later as the on-loan Fleetwood man doubled the Magpies lead and wrapped up the game for the visitors.
The Nash were unable to hit back with a reply, falling to their third home league defeat of the season.
Flanagan and his side will be hoping to bounce back from the defeat next week when the host Kidderminster Harriers at the Tameside Stadium.