Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ammies Claim Bragging Rights in Derby

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ammies Claim Bragging Rights in Derby

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SALFORD CITY revived their title hopes with a 3-1 win over ASHTON UNTED in the Evo-Stik Premier.

The Ammies got back to winning ways at Moor Lane, which sent them back into second place as Darlington's game was called off.

Salford are now 12 points off top spot as leaders Blyth lost at Sutton Coldfield.

"It wasn't the best we've played but it was all about winning," said joint-manager Bernard Morley.

John Johnson set up James Poole for an 18th-minute opener before Johnson and Josh Hine went close to doubling Salford's lead.

The Robins replied with Jay Gorton and Gary Gee hitting the woodwork, but Luke Clark's 51st-minute corner was deflected into his own net by former Salford defender Cavell Coo.

Ashton pulled one back on 68 minutes as a free-kick by another ex- Ammie, Adam Morning, spun in off Steve O'Halloran.

Hine and substitute Richie Allen were then denied by Ashton keeper, Paul Phillips, before Salford breathed a sigh of relief as Jay Lynch saved a Mark Lees header in stoppage time. …

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