Curzon Ashton were crowned Frank Hannah Premier Cup Champions on Monday night, ending their 29-year duck of the trophy with a professional 3-1 victory over Mossley A.F.C.
Mark Bradshaw’s side took the lead on the 20th minute mark as Ryan Brooke found room in the Mossley box and placed the ball into the bottom corner.
Just five minutes later John McAtee looked to double his side’s lead as he raced through on goal, but he couldn’t keep the ball under control and Mossley cleared.
Just before the stroke of half-time the Lilywhites leveled the scoring, Max Leonard firing in a half-volley to send the Mossley fans into jubilation.
Half-time Curzon Ashton 1-1 Mossley AFC
Both teams started the second half brightly as they looked to take the lead in the Final. Mossley came closest after an excellent passing move, which led to a Leonard shot forcing Cameron Mason to save.
The Nash then took the lead on the 67th minute, working their way into the box as Louis Wardle fired in a rebound to put his side 2-1.
Curzon were looking to finish the game but a fantastic save by Mossley ‘keeper Josh Ollerenshaw denied the Nash from furthering the score-line.
Mossley piled on the pressure late on as a volley from Downey dipped just over the crossbar, as it began to look like it wasn’t going to be the Lilywhites’ night.
Curzon denied all hopes of a Mossley comeback, grabbing a third in the 90th minute after a terrific solo run by Luke Wall as he slotted the ball into the net.
It was a great effort by Mossley, but it was Curzon Ashton’s night as they lifted the 2019 Frank Hannah Premier Cup for the first time in nearly three decades.