Simon Woodford and Andy Watson have both departed Vanarama National League North club Curzon Ashton.
Both players joined the Nash in 2011 during manager John Flanagan’s debut season at the Tameside Stadium, and went on to be fine servants of the club.
Woodford scored arguably the most important goal in the club’s history during his time at Curzon, netting the only goal of the game in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division play-off final against Ilkeston FC in 2015.
Watson is a firm fan favourite with the Nash faithful, as he assisted the club’s rise-up two levels of football during his time at the Tameside Stadium.
Woodford is heading off to play the rest of the season on a dual registration deal, while Watson is signing for league rivals FC United of Manchester.
Manager John Flanagan said: “I just want to say a thank you to them both for the fantastic loyalty, consistent high level of performance and commitment they’ve provided.
“They’ve both contributed massively to the success we’ve enjoyed at Curzon and I the have utmost respect for them as people and footballers.
“I wish them both the very best of luck wherever they choose to play and they will of course always be welcome at Curzon”.