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“The better side won” – John Flanagan
Monday 27th August 2018 @ 10:25 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Curzon were unable to build on Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Kidderminster Harriers and instead fell to a 2-0 loss at leaders Chorley on Bank Holiday Monday, who recorded their seventh straight victory.

The Magpies claimed maximum points thanks to Louis Almond in the 50th minute and Marcus Carver in the dying seconds.

Following the game, manager John Flanagan said the better side won and heaped praise on Chorley’s defensive
qualities: “They have a way of playing and it’s quite direct, effective, and they’re good at it.

“At 0-0 we might have pinched something but we didn’t play and we didn’t pass the ball. We did change our approach slightly, as we tend to do here, but generally speaking they dominated most areas of the pitch and they were more of a threat than we were, so credit to them.

“I’m disappointed with the way we’ve gone about it, but we’ve got to do something to change it. We have got enough in us to win games, but not by doing that.

“I’m not overly impressed with what we’ve produced today, but we’re not the finished article and we’ll continue to work on how we approach games, because we do have the ability but sometimes the opposition’s way of going about things dictates the way we play. We’re up and down.”

In player news, according to Flanagan, Niall Cummins is reasonably fit, but not in terms of sharpness. James Baillie should return to training this week after taking a knock to the foot at York City, while Paul Marshall is doubtful due to a back injury.

The Nash return to action this weekend with a home clash against Nuneaton Borough, who are rooted to the foot of the table after a winless start to the season. Nuneaton will enter the game having suffered a 3-1 defeat to Brackley Town on Monday.