08 Oct 2020 in News
The First Away Day of the Season for Cunningham’s Men as The Nash Aim for All Three Points on Their Trip to Brackley
Matchday one saw a stalemate between Curzon Ashton and Alfreton Town. A 1-1 draw at the Tameside following an opener for Curzon Ashtons League debutant Dominic Knowles. However, on the stroke of half time was equalled by Alfreton Towns new youth talent twenty-one-year-old centre back James Jones. Despite being happy to get a point on the board at the start of the season, Cunningham and the rest of The Nash know they deserved more from the game, and that’s exactly what they’ll be hoping for on Saturday’s trip to Brackley Town.
Following a strong campaign last season, Brackley Town ended the season in third after playing thirty-four games until the pandemic struck. With the highest goal difference in the league by a margin of twelve and far and away the best defensive record in the league, conceding only twenty-five goals, Brackley were very unlucky to have promotion chances stolen from them.
Despite this, The Saints suffered a devasting 3-0 defeat away to Telford on Tuesday night. Something that Brackley manager Kevin Wilkin will be wanting to correct quickly. In the Managers five years at the club he has been a revelation, bringing home the FA Trophy in 2018.
Following Saturdays match, Curzon have tricky run of fixtures; away to Farsley Celtic on the 17th, another away trip to Chester on the 24th, before returning home to face Darlington on the final day of the month. These are types of fixtures that Cunningham knows they have to get results in if Curzon want to challenge in the top half of the season and build from last year’s disappointing campaign.
With Brackley going into Saturday’s game as the likely favourites, The Nash know they’ll have to prepared, concentrated and work at one hundred percent from the first kick of the ball till the last. But following Monday’s positive performance and Brackley’s torrid time at Telford. Cunningham must know that in football anything can happen and there is no better time to kick a man than when he is down.