Curzon Celebrate Momentous Campaign
Thursday 28th April 2016 @ 09:21 by Mark Phillip
Ashton Football Sports

Players, supporters and associates of Curzon Ashton Football Club are currently celebrating a momentous end to the season.

First team manager, John Flanagan, has produced a surprisingly brilliant finish in the National League North.

Having masterminded 14 victories and 14 draws, Curzon enter their last game of the season at Stockport County this weekend 10th in the table on 56 points.

The creditable finish compounds a glittering few years for the club.

Curzon’s ascent up the non-league pyramid has been quite remarkable to say the least.

In the space of four seasons, the club has transformed itself from being the lowest ranked team in Tameside to the highest by 5pm on Saturday.

The first teams exploits appear to have fostered a winning ethos at the Tameside Stadium, as the Academy, Reserve Team and Under 18’s have all scooped their own prestigious awards.

Following an undefeated season, the academy squad were crowned as league champions last month after returning from Wigan and Leigh College with a 4-2 victory.

Goals on the afternoon came courtesy of Jordan Butterworth, Ryan Shenton, Ryan Dixon and Benito Lowe.

The latter – son of former Hyde United and Curzon boss, Gary– has forced his way into the first team squad this campaign.

The reserves have been equally, if not more impressive than the academy squad this term.

The blues were crowned as Lancashire League Champions last Thursday following a 4-0 victory at Stalybridge Celtic.

However, despite the impressive feat, the reserves season is far from over.

The squad will be looking to clinch additional silverware next month when they take on Colne FC in the Lancashire League Cup Final.

The clash is being held at AFC Emley on Thursday, May 5.

Following a 1-0 victory over Chadderton last Friday, the Under 18’s added the Manchester FA County Cup to the trophy cabinet.

Upon winning the trophies, Youth Development Officer, Mark Bradshaw, spoke to Reporter Sport. He said: “It’s been nine months of hard work from all the players and coaching staff.

“A number of players have moved towards first team contention which shows a winning mentality and success on the field.”