Nash extend unbeaten run to four games after draw

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Curzon Ashton’s dramatic turnaround in their early season fortunes have continued after they secured a draw at home to Leamington on Monday night to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

However, it could’ve been so much more for The Nash, who faced a side who were making their first trip to Tameside Stadium as they continue their first season in the National League North.

Leamington had been promoted from the Evo-Stik Southern League at the end of last season but have found the going hard in the higher division, heading into the game against Curzon in the relegation zone after winning only two of their opening ten games.

The Brakes arrived in Tameside having only suffered defeat once in September so far, collecting one win and a draw in their other two games.

Despite the heavy rain which had hit much of the area in the daytime, the pitch at Tameside Stadium looked in top condition with but Curzon Ashton were unable to take advantage of it as they committed a number of unforced errors in the early going, luckily for the home fans, Leamington weren’t able to take advantage though.

The Nash did make the break through just before the half-hour when Ben Wharton was able to squeeze the ball onto the wing where Ryan Leonard was able to take control.

Leonard cut into the box on the right-hand side before seeing his cross blocked, however luck was favouring the home side as the ball fell to Wharton who was able to smash past Breedan.

The visitors came more into the game after the break and brought the sides level midway through when Edwards connected with Bishop’s cross to slam the ball in at the near post.

Despite both sides pressing for what would’ve been the winner, both defences stood firm in the final twenty minutes for a share of the points.

It meant Curzon’s unbeaten run extends to four games and sees them move to 15th in the table, four points off a playoff place.

Next up for the Nash is a trip to Stockport County in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

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