It was away day delight for the Nash as they ran out 2-0 winners over local rivals, Salford City in the Manchester Premier Cup.
Being drawn to a side from the division above didn’t phase the Nash as goals from Ryan Brooke and Luke Wall gave John Flanagan’s side a comfortable win at the Peninsula Stadium over the National League leaders.
From the first whistle, it was the Nash who were on top and they came close 15 minutes in.
Cameron McJannet set up Louis Khoury on the edge of the box, and the latter hit an effort just wide of the mark.
Curzon’s early dominance was rewarded shortly after, as Brooke opened the scoring at Moor Lane.
A Mason Fawns free kick found the head of Brooke, who powered his effort home into the top corner to net his fifth goal of the season.
With the Ammies unbeaten in their last 19 games in all competitions they began to push for an equaliser, however Cameron Mason was equal to the pressure and denied Kamar Moncrieffe from distance just before half time.
Into the second half and Mason was called into action again as he made a superb save to deny Taylor Dyson five minutes after the restart.
Despite the quick start from the hosts Curzon doubled their lead shortly after.
Khoury slid a superb ball into Wall who cut inside and slotted past Max Crocombe, edging the Nash closer to that Semi Final spot.
The game was a special one for Academy stars, Adam Muir and Luke Merrill as the pair were both gifted their first team debuts in the second half
As the game entered the latter stages Salford continued to push for a goal to get back in the game however Mason stood strong in the Nash goal to keep his clean sheet in tact.
The Nash number one pulled off three fantastic saves to deny Liam Hogan, Brandon Lockett and James Hooper to maintain Curzon’s lead and their place in the competition.
The impressive win on the road for the Nash means they have just one of their last eight games in all competitions, and also books them a place in the Semi Final of the Manchester Premier Cup.
Match Report: Josh Lees