Preview: Curzon Ashton vs Warrington Town

After successive home games, Warrington Town will make the short trip to Tameside to take on Curzon Ashton on Saturday in the National League North.

Last weekend’s 0-0 draw at home to Boston United meant that the Yellows could not extend their winning streak in the league to four games, but still maintain their five-game unbeaten run in the National League North.

The two teams have met twice this season, with Curzon Ashton running out a 4-1 victory at Cantilever Park back in August before subsequently ending the Yellows’ chances of an FA Cup run with a hard-fought 3-2 win a month later.

Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know ahead of the fixture.

Team news

Warrington Town will be without forward Matty Grivosti as he serves a one-match ban after he incurred a red card in last weekend’s clash against Boston United.

Preston North End youngster Kacper Pasiek, who joined the club on a short-term loan deal last Friday, featured on the bench against Boston, but could go into contention to make his debut for the Yellows in the absence of Grivosti.

Matt Grivosti preview

Photo credit: Sean Walsh

Warrington Town forward Matt Grivosti believes Saturday’s trip to Curzon Ashton will be a challenging encounter for the Yellows squad.

Town come into the game looking to stretch their unbeaten run to six matches in the National League North after last Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Boston United.

Curzon currently occupy one of the play-off spots and Grivosti – who started both of their previous outings against them this season but will be suspended on Saturday after being shown a straight red card last time out against Boston – says the players are aware of the task facing them this weekend.

“Curzon are a good team. They have quality players who work hard and are really difficult to beat.

“It’s going to be a real challenge to break them down and stop the threat that they pose, but I believe we will learn from the previous games and show our quality.

“I’m disappointed not to be playing but I have full faith in the lads to get a result. I think we’ve shown this season how resilient this squad is and what we can do in tough circumstances.”

Read the full interview here.

Mark Beesley preview

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This weekend’s trip to Curzon Ashton will be the first of eight league fixtures in 28 days for Mark Beesley’s side.

While an unsettling prospect for any team, especially given that his squad have a few key absences, Beesley is not looking too far ahead at the exhaustive period that they have in front of them, rather, he is focusing on matters one game at a time.

“It is daunting, but we can’t look too far ahead,” Beesley said.

“We have to just look at Curzon and then we’ll move onto Spennymoor on Tuesday and so on.

“We work game-to-game – that’s all we can do and that’s how it’s been all season.

“We do our homework on all teams but the focus generally just goes on the next game.”

Match information

Saturday’s National League North fixture at the Tameside Stadium kicks off at 3:00pm. Match tickets, available to buy online or at the turnstiles, are priced as follows:

Online ticket prices – 

  • Adults: £15.79
  • Concessions (over 65s): £10.53
  • Under 18s and students: £10.53
  • Under 16s unaccompanied: £5.26
  • Under 16s (with full paying adult): Free

Turnstile admission prices –

  • Adults: £15
  • Concessions (over 65s): £10
  • Students (valid ID required): £10
  • 16s to 18s: £5
  • U16s (with full paying adult): Free

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