Garforth Town, winless and bottom of the Evo-Stik First Division North, carried their current lamentable form to Moor Lane yesterday as the Ammies secured a well deserved and timely victory to keep the play off dream going. Centre forward, Rob Kinsella, scored twice before half time to set up a scoreline which could have been even bigger.
Kinsella got his first after only seven minutes, hitting in a perfect cross from Danny Heffernan who was put through via a stunning 40 yard pass by player manager Darren Sheridan. 1-0.
Kinsella got his second midway through the half, heading in a cross from Steve Yarwood. 2-0.
From there on, Salford huffed and puffed but the score remained intact as Steve Yarwood had a shot saved and Chris Thompson went close with a thunderbolt that flew inches over the bar. Half time 2-0.
The second half again saw sustained Salford pressure without an end result. But on the rare occasions Garforth did look threatening, Ammies keeper Ritchie Branagan - who had a storming game in the 2-2 draw with Burscough in mid-week – stopped everything in his path, making one particularly brave dive at the feet of a Garforth forward.
Salford continued to dominate without adding to the scoreline, but the third finally came with almost the last touch of the game, Jamie Rother flicking in a header from Osebi Abadaki's cross. Final score 3-0.
While Salford City remain in ninth place they have still only been beaten twice in the league and are on course for the play offs with games in hand.
On Tuesday night, it's back to cup action at Moor Lane, before playing Harrogate Railway away next Saturday in the league.
Tuesday 6th November: Salford City FC v Curzon Ashton in the Doodson Cup Prelim Round. Moor Lane 7:45pm kick off £7/£3
Photos by Andrew Goudie
Main photo shows Rob Kinsella `celebrating' after scoring his first goal.