Salford City ran out onto the Moor Lane pitch to the sound of the theme tune from The Great Escape, and came off the pitch to a standing ovation and the same music ringing around the ground. Now everyone can believe.
From the kick off, with an icy wind behind them City's players tore into Bamber Bridge with neat passing football that produced a flurry of goal bound shots in the first ten minutes alone. It was no surprise when, after 12 minutes, Martyn Andrews stroked City into the lead following a cross from Ian Fitzpatrick. And there was more goalmouth action to come as front men Stuart Rudd and Steve Foster kept the Bamber goalie and defence busy for the remainder of the half.
After the break, Bamber came back into the game but the nearest they came was a deflected shot from outside the area that kissed the crossbar. And City could have doubled the lead with Foster narrowly missing a good chance inside the box. In the end it didn't matter as Salford recorded a well deserved first home win of the season...
Yes, we celebrated as if we'd won the cup…and why not? From now on, every game is a cup final – and the dream is alive and kicking.
The next home game is a massive six pointer against Rossendale United on Tues 7th April - get down to Moor Lane and cheer on City's survival!
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SAFORD CITY FC – REMAINING FIXTURES
4th April – Woodley Sports (A)
7th April – Rossendale United (H)
10th April – Chorley (A)
13th April – Warrington Town (H)
18th April – Harrogate Railway (H)
21st April – Skelmersdale United (A)
25th April – Garforth Town (A)