Curzon extend unbeaten run to six matches
Monday 4th February 2019 @ 16:48 by Mark Phillip
Hereford 1-2 Curzon Ashton
Football: National League North

Curzon came from a goal behind to secure a 2-1 victory at Hereford and extend their unbeaten run in 2019 to six matches.

Daniel Greenslade put the hosts ahead in the 52ndminute with a fierce effort from 30 yards, but Curzon responded well and levelled matters through Lewis Reilly 12 minutes later. A deep cross to the back post caught the Hereford ‘keeper off guard, and an unmarked Reilly was alert to poke home into an empty net.

The Nash applied the pressure in the dying minutes to force a winner. And their  efforts were rewarded in the 88thminute when Sean Miller hit a stunning half volley from the edge of the box into the top left corner. 

The result leaves Curzon in 12thspot and four points off the play-offs.

Following the game, Bradshaw spoke to Curzon’s media team and said: Every result is important, but to come to a place like this – an old league ground, plenty of people watching and a little bit of pressure – we’re really pleased to get the three points, although we had to work for it. 

“We had to throw caution to the wind and take a massive risk. We went very offensive, and to be honest, I think we’ve gone on our run because of our defensive qualities. 

“We put a couple of front-runners on who caused a lot of problems, and we got the reward with two fantastic goals.”

Miller scored his first goal for the club since signing from Chester at the beginning of January. Bradshaw hailed his performance and expects more of the same once he regains his fitness: “Sean’s still chasing his fitness; he’s nowhere near match fit, but we know he’ll make a massive impact and it’s up to him to earn the minutes and get more time on the pitch to eventually force himself into the starting line-up” said Bradshaw.

“I know what he’s capable off, I’ve seen it in training, and so I’m really pleased for him to have got on the end of that. What a finish it was; it was unbelievable.” 

Picture: Stephen Niblett. (Hereford FC photographer. Twitter: @nibbo1)