Wakefield 0 Curzon Ashton 1

Friday 29th April 2011
Wakefield 0 Curzon Ashton 1
Evo-Stik League Division 1 North
At: College Grove, Eastmoor Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £7 including 28 page programme (cost £1-50)
Weather: warm and sunny
Attendance: 208
Duration: first-half: 47:13; second-half: 48:36

After enjoying the build-up to the Royal Wedding and the first half hour of the marriage service (hearing the next 90 or so minures on the radio), I headed north for Wakefield’s final league game at College Grove before groundsharing at Ossett Town next season. Just like Lutterworth on Monday, the home side was unable to mark the occasion with a victory as Curzon Ashton won with a single goal scored in the 40th minute by Daniel Broadbent. Curzon’s season isn’t over as they visit Chorley on Monday in a one-legged play-off semi-final as they continue their bid to reach the Premier Division and possibly face Stafford Rangers next season. Unlike Lutterworth, there was no celebratory atmosphere at College Grove due to the circumstances of Wakefield’s departure. There were a large number of travellers at the game and it was good to chat with Facebook friend Callum Smith at half-time.

At full-time I headed along the M62 to Marsden for what I hoped was a 6-15 kick-off against Kirkburton. However, there were just two cars in the car park, one driven by Dave Johnson from Leatherhead who told me the game had been played earlier at lunchtime!

Wakefield (blue/blue/blue): 1. Jan Zolna, 2. Luke Danville, 3. Robert Tonks, 4. Marc Roberts, 5. Wes Milnes (capt), 6. Paddy McGuire, 7. Wayne Shooter, 8. Adam Jones, 9. Danny South, 10. Demi Kyriacou, 11. Lawrence Hunter. Subs: 12. James Stansfield (not used), 14. Delroy Ferguson (for Shooter, 81), 15. Jay Edwards (for Kyriacou, 67), 16. Brandon Kane (not used), 17. Aidan Morris (not used).

Curzon Ashton (red/red/red): 1. David Carnell, 2. David Young, 3. Nathan Martin, 4. David Birch (capt), 5. Adam Jones, 6. Tunji Moses, 7. Chris Worsley, 8. Joseph Evans, 9. Chris McDonagh, 10. Daniel Broadbent, 11. Luke Mack. Subs: 12. James Ogoo (for Worsley, 49), 14. Matthew Purcell (for Broadbent, 75), 15. Wayne Cahill (for Mack, 67), 16. Daniel Lyons (not used).

Referee: A. H. Greenwood (York)
Assistants: K. Butler (York) and P. M. Hartley (York)

0-1 Daniel Broadbent (40)