CURZON ASHTON 3, TELFORD UNITED 0
Curzon Ashton put further daylight between them and other clubs at the foot of National League North with a comprehensive home win against bottom-team Telford United.
The Nash got the job done in the opening 45 minutes by which time they had established a three-goal lead through Benni Smales-Braithwaite, Connor Hampson and Jordan Richards.
And the win lifted Curzon to 16th and five points clear of the relegation places while Telford remain rooted in last place with only one win from 19 league games.
On a cold afternoon, both teams came into the game on the back of defeats, Curzon to Blyth and The Bucks to Kidderminster.
Two loanees had the best chances in the opening exchanges. First, Mo Faal could only find the side-netting for the visitors, meanwhile winger Smales-Braithwaite saw two attempts defended well.
And it would be the latter who broke the deadlock, Braithwaite picking up the ball 20-yards out and cutting in from the left to blast past Luke Pilling in the 27th minute.
It would only go from bad to worse for The Bucks nine minutes later, this Hampson glancing Richards’ free kick into the net.
And Telford would go into the break three down, this time Richards smashing in a lovely half-volley during added time.
Telford looked to find a way back into the game. Unfortunately for Kevin Wilkin and his men, they failed to really create anything until the 70th minute when Wigan loanee and debutant Abdi Sharif grazed the crossbar with a mid-range effort.
The Nash will be looking to take this from into their fixture at Chorley on December 3 when Telford will be after a pick me up against Banbury.
Goals: Smales-Braithwiate (27), Hampson (36), Richards (45+1) for Curzon.
Curzon Ashton (4-4-2): Renshaw; Mahon; Poscha; Matthews; Hampson; Richards; Barton; Walker; Smales-Braithwaite (Hayhurst 75); Hobson (Stephenson 61); Peers (6).
Report: Rhys Jones.
Photos: Oli Biddle.