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MATCH PREVIEW | Curzon Ashton v Chorley

The Magpies (10th, 35pts) make the short journey to Tameside on Saturday for their Vanarama National League North clash with Curzon Ashton (14th, 30pts) writes Alex Birch.

Seeking a cure for the January blues, Matt Jansen’s side will be looking for a similar outcome to their last Manchester trip when they demolished league leaders Salford City 3-0.

Standing in their way are John Flanagan’s mid-table outfit, who’ll be glad of a home game having played just three since the end of October.


“Curzon Ashton are always tricky. They are good at home, and their pitch is excellent, but we’ll give them a test and hopefully do a job against them” – Matt Jansen talking to Harry Lyons

Team news

Nick HaughtonMatty HughesAdam Blakeman & Khius Metz are injury doubts, but Scott Leather should return after coming on as a late sub against Kidderminster.

Last time around

The sides met on August 12 in front of 804 fans at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium, playing out a 1-1 draw.Joe Guest opened the scoring for The Nash, before Scott Leather equalised for the Magpies before half time.

Previous seasons

21/11/15 NLN Curzon Ashton 4 Chorley 2 (Warburton, Cummins, Brooke (2); BondLynch)

19/03/16 NLN Chorley 2 Curzon Ashton 0 (ConnertonRoscoe)

24/10/16 NLN Curzon Ashton 1 Chorley 1 (Baillie; Walker)

25/03/17 NLN Chorley 0 Curzon Ashton 3 (Stott, Cummins, Rowney)


Blank: Chorley have kept four clean sheets in their last six league games, and 11 in total during the 2017/18 league campaign.

Struggle: The Nash have won just one of their last nine matches in all competitions, a 1-0 victory at North Ferriby in December.

Mancunia: The Magpies are on a run of nine games undefeated in Greater Manchester, with their last loss coming at FC United in March, 2016.

Finisher: Curzon’s top scorer Niall Cummins has hit double figures in goals in each of his three National League North campaigns with the club.

Match day (13/01/18)

Kick-off at the Tameside Stadium (OL7 9HG) is 3pm, with turnstiles opening around 1.30pm.

Admission is £12 adults, £6 over-65s/students & £3 under-16s.

Programmes cost £2.50.

Parking is free but limited at the ground, with an overspill car park in operation. The closest tram stop is Ashton West (five minute walk) and Ashton-under-Lyne railway station is a mile away.

Check out the statue outside the ground which features three World Cup-winning footballers born in Ashton-under-Lyne (Geoff HurstJimmy Armfield & Simone Perrotta).

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