NEWLY promoted Curzon Ashton will be hoping to cause an upset when they visit Solihull Moors this weekend and Marcus Bignot knows his side must be at their best.
The ‘Nash’ came up from the Northern Premier league through the play offs last season having won the Division One North title in the previous campaign.
They have started quietly this season but four of their five away games have ended in draws (Telford, Alfreton, FC United of Manchester and Worcester City) with their only home victory coming against high-flying Nuneaton Town
Managed by John Flanagan who is now in his fifth year at the club having guided them to two promotions, Curzon could prove to be a problem for Moors and Bignot knows his side will have to be at their very best to take all the points.
He said: “Curzon Ashton are a good footballing side who I expect to come out and attack us. They are unlikely to sit back. This will provide another different test for us especially after last Saturday.
“We are looking to build on our current momentum and healthy points return for the rest of September.
“With the FA cup swinging into action, this is our final league match of the month and we whilst we are all very pleased with our progress, we want to ensure it continues.”
Moors enter the FA Cup a week on Saturday when they host Oadby Town from the Chromasport United Counties Premier League.
Although this is three levels below the Vanarama National League North, Bignot will not underestimate the task in-hand especially as the Poachers beat Sutton Coldfield of the Northern Premier away in the previous round.
He added: “The FA Cup draw has made a tie that both teams will be happy with. It’s great to have the chance to host a lower league side who will enjoy the opportunity to come and play at The Automated Technology Group Stadium. We are really looking forward to it.”
Kick-off for this Saturday’s clash is 3pm and admission is £10 for adults and £5 for concessions while children under 12 get to watch for free when accompanied by a paying adult.