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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.

Quotes

“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)

Stats

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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