On Sunday 6 November Curzon Ashton played Cambridge United in the FA Cup first round. Bromleys Solicitors, Curzon’s match day sponsors had the opportunity to watch the match and see the game first hand.
After an incredible performance from Curzon Ashton they earned a deserved FA Cup replay against Cambridge United after a goalless first-round tie.
Both sides had opportunities in an open contest at Tameside, but neither managed to get the ball over the line and convert the chances which came their way.
Paul Digby forced a good low save from home keeper Chris Renshaw with a shot from outside the box, while Curzon’s Connor DiMaio was just too high with a left-foot volley.
Cambridge reached the fourth round last season, winning 1-0 at Newcastle United in the process, which meant they were firm favourites for this game but the strength of The Nash pushed them back at every opportunity.
Man of the Match, presented by Mark Hirst, Senior Partner, was Sam Walker for his monumental performance throughout the game.
The replay will take place 15 November at Cambridge with the winners taking on Grimsby Town, but with everyone’s support here at Bromleys we know The Nash can pull this out the bag!
Mark Hirst, Senior Partner:
“The entire day was electric, you could really feel the support from everyone in the stadium for the players. We are incredibly proud to be sponsors of the club, Syd was a fantastic host; the food was tremendous and enjoyed by all of my team; the atmosphere in the bar was warm and welcoming; and best of all it was an exciting and great game to watch.
“The team were tremendous, and there was certainly no way of telling a difference in standard, despite the gap between the teams in the league.
We had a great day out, and every one of my team and their family and friends were made to feel very special. We are really rooting for the team next week in the replay!”
Curzon Ashton manager Adam Lakeland:
“I’m really proud of the players. We gave a really good account of ourselves and I can’t really ask for any more than that.
“I thought our discipline and concentration, and the way we played out the game tactically, was brilliant.
“We’re not flashy but we compete well at our own level, and I knew we’d compete well against Cambridge.
“Obviously we know that they were huge favourites, and they will be for the replay. It’s going to be a mammoth challenge but our away form has been good this season, so this tie isn’t over yet.”