Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Late Drama as Tameside Rivals Battle out Draw

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Late Drama as Tameside Rivals Battle out Draw

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LAST night's derby between CURZON ASHTON and STALYBRIDGE failed to live up to expectations as the Tameside rivals played out a 0-0 draw.

Curzon climbed to the highest league position in the club's history on Saturday as they beat Nuneaton to go eighth in the National League North.

And the Nash made the better start at the Tameside Stadium, with Alex Brown and Simon Woodford off target in the first half.

The hosts remained on top after the break as Ryan Brooke headed wide while Jordan Wright fired into the side-netting.

Substitute Joe Guest then volleyed narrowly wide and Celtic midfielder Aaron Chalmers was sent off after a second booking.

But Bridge actually went closest to winning it late on. Sub Aidan Chippendale volleyed wide and although Curzon replied with Wright going close, Jack Higgins' last-gasp header was saved by home keeper Hakan Burton. …

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