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Sat 21 Oct 2017 | National League North | Home


Tameside Stadium




John Matthews



After beating Spennymoor Town who occupied one of the play-off places 2-4 last Saturday Curzon entertained Boston United today from the other end of the league table.


GOAL: Curzon got off to a great start with only 9 minutes on the clock when the ball found Ben Wharton outside the Boston box, he did well against close pressure to get into the box and at the near post flick in a cross which Niall Cummins met, his effort was blocked by the keeper George Willis but Jordan Wright was on hand to smash the rebound home to give Curzon a great start.


As for Boston their main weapon was from Sam Muggleton who, when given the chance launched his throw-ins around 30 yards which Curzon had defend well in the swirling wind.


On 25 minutes Boston launched their best attack, again a long throw from Muggleton caused some trouble inside Curzon’s box with the ball eventually going back to Muggleton who’s cross found Morgan Penfold in space toward the back post area.  As Penfold hit his shot Steve Howson threw himself in front and made a great block to deny Penfold. 


On 36 minutes Curzon on the counter produced their best passing football so far in the game with Richard Baker playing in Chris Rowney at the far post as he drifted into the box but Rowney’s effort flew across the front of the goal and out for a goal kick.


Shortly after Boston launched a quick counter attack down the right but Jack Thomas cross was too high for Penfold to connect.


Boston had another chance following a corner taken by James Clifton, the ball being held up by the wind could only be punched away by Curzon keeper Cameron Mason back to Clifton who in turn hit a shot from just outside the box which luckily was deflected away for another corner.


In a half where the strong swirling wind played  a big part saw Boston have most of the possession but Curzon looking the most dangerous when they launched their counter attacks and deserve to go in at half time one goal to the good.


At the start of the second half Boston made a substitution with Ashley Hemmings replacing the injured captain Jamie McGuire and the rain decided to come down and join the wind making the conditions even worse.


GOAL: Boston got back into the game and substitute Hemmings was instrumental in the goal, he held the ball up well outside the box and managed to get off a shot which Mason did well to get down to and push away the ball away but it fell into the path of Kabongo Tshimanga who had the simple task of slotting home.


Curzon tried to hit back within a minute but Rowney’s effort from outside the box flew way over the crossbar.


On the hour mark Rowney was in the right place when he cleared off the line after a Boston corner.


GOAL: Curzon retook the lead after some good pressure from Boston, Curzon broke away and Wright with a clever disguised pass, played in Cummins down the right, Cummins then picked out Baker in the six yard box and Baker made sure heading past Willis.


Two minutes later Wright came close again when he found himself inside the box, his shot beat Willis but not the far post.


The game then slowed down with both sides struggling to take control, both sides making changes saw a lot of good approach play but very few clear chances.


Curzon could have wrapped up the game in the final minutes after a quick free kick taken by Tyrell McKenzie played Guest in down the right side with Baker running into the box unmarked but Guest low cross was cut out by a defender and the chance went begging and that summed up the second half, the wind and rain did play a big part but the final ball from both sides just lacked the conviction.


But Curzon will be the happier of the two sides with another 3 points to add to their tally so far this season.

Report by Dave Jones


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