Plucky part timers Curzon Ashton made light of the three division and 71 place disparity as they held League One side Cambridge United in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.
Curzon Ashton won through to the first-round proper of the Emirates FA Cup for the third time in the club’s history following their victory at Peterborough Sports.
Reigning holders Ashton United moved into the second round of the Manchester Premier Cup after a dramatic penalty shootout victory which followed a 1-1 draw in normal time.
Curzon Ashton’s impressive seven match unbeaten run ended at bottom club Bradford Park Avenue who posted a first league win of the season.
Curzon Ashton failed to extend their unbeaten run in National League North to four matches as they were beaten at home by Chester FC.