Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jim's Hatters Meet Alty for Fourth Time

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jim's Hatters Meet Alty for Fourth Time

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THE New Year's Day fixtures bring about a shot at instant revenge for the region's non-league sides, with each team coming up against the opponents they faced on Boxing Day.

Salford City's slip down the table continued with defeat at Barrow on Saturday, as they now lie in fourth, four points behind today's opposition Wrexham.

On Boxing Day the Red Dragons swept the Ammies aside in a resounding 5-1 victory, and with three points separating third from eighth in the National League it could hardly be a more important fixture at the Peninsula Stadium.

In the National League North, it is a repeat of the Ashton derby. The Robins of Ashton United ran out 4-2 victors at the Tameside Stadium on Boxing Day, pulling their rivals Curzon Ashton further into relegation trouble. …

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