Curzon start season with home tie against North Ferriby United
Wednesday 5th July 2017 @ 14:56 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

 

Fixtures have been released for the 2017/18 National League North season.

Following Stalybridge Celtic’s relegation to the Evo-Stik Premier last season, Curzon Ashton will be our soul representative throughout the forthcoming campaign.

John Flanagan’s side have been handed a home tie on the first day of the season (Saturday 5th August) against North Ferriby United.

Ferriby enter the fixture having suffered relegation from the National League Premier last season – the club’s first and only stint in the top tier of non-league football.

It wouldn’t be too surprising to see the Tameside Stadium rocking for this fixture, as those who took part in the Tour of Tameside can gain free admission to the game.

In a bid to boost attendances at home next season, Curzon are distributing free season tickets to children under the age of 11 with a registered Tameside postcode: https://tamesidereporter.com/2017/06/curzon-launch-trailblazing-ticket-initiative/

Curzon’s first away fixture is taking place at Stockport County on Tuesday 8th August.

When the two sides previously met at Edgeley Park in March, Curzon were beaten 3-1.

While Matty Warburton scored a consoltaory goal for Curzon in that fixture, the striker will instead be donning the blue and white of Stockport when the sides meet in August, having made the switch to Edgeley Park in June.

Despite becoming a fan favourite at the Tameside Stadium last season, it will be interesting to see what reception the striker gets from the Curzon faithful while playing for the Hatters.

Curzon will face off against five new teams next season, with the first of those, Blyth Spartans, arriving on Saturday 26th August.

The Nash will entertain Leamington on Monday 11th September, before travelling to Spennymoor Town and York City on Saturday 14th October and Saturday 4th November respectively.

Flanagan’s side will meet Southport, at home, on Saturday 11th November.

Aside from wanting to better last season’s 13th place finish in the league, Curzon will also be hoping to make national headlines, as they did last year, in the FA Cup.

Curzon will enter the competition during the second qualifying round on Saturday 16th September.

The Buildbase FA Trophy begins for Curzon on Saturday 25th November. The Nash enter the competition during the third qualifying round.

 

August

Sat 5 – North Ferriby United (H)

Tue 8 – Stockport County (A)

Sat 12 – Chorley (A)

Mon 14 – AFC Telford United (H)

Sat 19 – Tamworth (A)

Sat 26 – Blyth Spartans (H)

Mon 28 – Alfreton Town (A) 3pm

 

September

Sat 2 – Salford City (H)

Tue 5 – Kidderminster Harriers (A)

Sat 9 – FC United of Manchester (H)

Mon 11 – Leamington (H)

Sat 16 – Emirates FA Cup second qualifying round

Sat 23 – Brackley Town (A)

Sat 30 – Emirates FA Cup third qualifying round

 

October

Sat 7 – Harrogate Town (H)

Sat 14 – Spennymoor Town (A)

Sat 21 – Boston United (H)

Sat 28 – Gainsborough Trinity (A)

 

November

Sat 4 – York City (A)

Sat 11 – Southport (H)

Sat 18 – Nuneaton Town (A)

Sat 25 – Buildbase FA Trophy third qualifying round

 

December

Sat 2 – Darlington (H)

Sat 9 – North Ferriby United (A)

Sat 16 – Buildbase FA Trophy first round

Sat 23 – Stockport County (H)

Tue 26 – Bradford Park Avenue (A) 3pm

 

January

Mon 1 – Bradford Park Avenue (H) 3pm

Sat 6 – AFC Telford United (A)

Sat 13 – Chorley (H)

Sat 20 – Kidderminster Harriers (H)

Sat 27 – FC United of Manchester (A)

 

February

Sat 3 – Gainsborough Trinity (H)

Sat 10 – Boston United (A)

Sat 17 – York City (H)

Sat 24 – Southport (A)

 

March

Sat 3 – Nuneaton Town (H)

Sat 10 – Darlington (A)

Sat 17 – Blyth Spartans (A)

Sat 24 – Tamworth (H)

Sat 31 – Salford City (A)

 

April

Mon 2 – Alfreton Town (H)

Sat 7 – Brackley Town (H)

Sat 14 – Leamington (A)

Sat 21 – Spennymoor Town (H)

Sat 28 – Harrogate Town (A)