08 Feb 2018 in News
Curzon are back in action this coming Saturday afternoon as we travel to Boston United for a 3pm kick-off.
The Nash head to The Jakemans Stadium on the back of a 2-1 loss against Kidderminster. Despite a hard-fought performance and Jono Hunt’s 71st minute equaliser, Curzon were denied any league points from the game after George Waring scored late on for the Harriers.
Monday’s loss adds to a run of six games without a win for the Nash, which John Flanagan and his team will no doubt want to put behind them this weekend.
On a more positive note, there were two promising debuts for new signings Ben McKenna and Aaron Dwyer, with the latter providing the assist for Hunt’s headed goal.
Eleventh-placed Boston have been on an exceptional run of form since the arrival of manager Craig Elliot in November, having lost only two league games since.
The former Shaw Lane gaffer has guided Boston to the top of the form table heading into Saturday’s game.
Last time out, Boston recorded an impressive 2-1 victory against play-off chasing Blyth Spartans, with top scorer Ashley Hemmings and strike partner Tshimanga Kabongo on target.
Ahead of our trip to the Jakemans Stadium, manager John Flanagan said: “I was encouraged by our performance against Kidderminster and I think we can go into the game with a positive view on things. We’ve been making progress in terms of the level of performance recently and it’s only a matter of time before we start picking up some wins.
“Boston have had a change of management in the last few months and the team along with his new signings have responded well. They’ve been on a great run so we’re under no illusions as to the size of the task. It’s going to be a difficult game on a difficult pitch but we’re going into it with a very positive mid set.”
Recent form (all competitions):
Curzon Ashton: DLDLLL
Last result: Curzon Ashton 1-2 Kidderminster Harriers - National League North
Boston United: WWDWWW
Last result: Boston United 2-1 Blyth Spartans - National League North.
Last time we met:
Curzon ran out winners earlier this season against this weekend’s opponents Boston. Jordon Wright’s 7th minute opener was the difference at the half time break.
Pilgrim’s forward Tshimanga Kabongo equalised early on in the second period, before Richie Baker headed in from close range to secure a 2-1 victory at the Tameside Stadium.
The Jakemans Stadium
Away supporters are housed in the Lincolnshire Co-operative (East) Stand at the York Street end of the stadium.
Children (16 years and under): £4
Adult x1 and Child x1: £15
Adult x1 and Child x2: £18
Adult x2 and Child x2: £30
Article by Lucas Flanagan