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Flanagan relieved with crucial Curzon Ashton victory

Curzon Ashton manager John Flanagan admitted he was relieved that his side were able to pick up a crucial three points against Gainsborough Trinity last night despite putting in an under par performance.

After the full-time whistle, Flanagan said, “In terms of how we played I wasn’t very happy personally”.

The Curzon boss continued, “I think the result was probably a little bit harsh on Gainsborough, I don’t think we deserved to be 2-0 winners, it was a very tight game with nothing in it”

The Nash secured victory thanks to a first half free kick from Danny Shaw and a late Joe Guest header, however the game was far from plain sailing for Flanagan’s side, who were aided by an impressive performance by goalkeeper Cameron Mason.  Flanagan was full of praise for his shot-stopper, describing Mason as having a “magnificent game”. .

The result moves Curzon Ashton to 17th place in the National League North, three points above the drop zone. Meanwhile Gainsborough’s fate looks increasingly perilous with Trinity now five points adrift of safety.

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