22 Nov 2019 in News
Curzon Ashton begin their FA Trophy campaign with a home tie against Kidderminster Harriers in 3rd round qualifying on Saturday.
The visitors inflicted the Nash's first defeat of the season with a 1-0 win on their last visit to Tameside in August.
That defeat signalled a downturn in form for Curzon which has now hopefully been consigned to memory after a gutsy win over Telford United was followed up by last week's stunning 1-0 win against York City.
It's been four years since Curzon were able to reach the first round proper. Defeats to Basford United, Leanington and Worcester City have eliminated them at this stage of the competition in each of the last three seasons.
The Nash are looking to emulate or surpass that achievement from 2015 when a 3-1 win over Nuneaton Town took us into the second round, marking our best performance in the FA Trophy.
There could be some rust within the ranks of Harriers who haven't played in three weeks after last week's clash with Guiseley had to be called off because of several international call-ups within the Kidderminster squad.
Before that they had gone on a three match winless run in the league and their inaction in recent weeks has seen them drop down the National League North table to 17th.