“Salford skyline gloom"
- Friend of Ours, Elbow (2008)
Occupying 11th place, Salford are four places and two points better off than the Saddlers at the time of writing. Their debut season in the Football League has been reasonably comfortable if not spectacular, with a current record of P25 W8 D8 L9 F31 A34 Pts32.
The Ammies’ home record has been patchy of late, winning three and losing four of their past 10 league games at Moor Lane. That said, they achieved a mightily impressive 3-1 defeat of visiting Crewe on Boxing Day and recently beat the Dingles 3-0 in the Mickey Mouse Cup.
Adam Rooney leads Salford’s scoring charts with 6 goals and 1 assist, closely followed by former Walsall target Jake Jervis (4 goals, 2 assists). Emmanuel Dieseruvwe, Brandon Thomas-Asante, Ibou Touray and Richie Towell have all chipped in with three goals each.
Recent League Form
Dec 14 Exeter (H) Lost 1-0
Dec 21 Bradford (A) Drew 1-1
Dec 26 Crewe (H) Won 3-1
Dec 29 Oldham (A) Won 4-1
Jan 01 Grimsby (A) Lost 1-0
This is of course our first ever trip to Salford, but the home leg back on October 5th saw a deserved 3-0 loss for the Saddlers. Goals from Luke Armstrong (21’), Jervis (49’) and Touray (72’) secured the points for the visitors, their first away victory in league football.
Played for Both
Rory Gaffney is the obvious link, but perhaps the less said about that the better.
Former Saddler Ashley Hemmings joined Salford at the start of last season but stayed for only two months before transferring to National League rivals Fylde. The winger is now at Kidderminster.
In a poor division we join Salford and a glut of other mid-table teams who, with a good run of form, could quickly become play-off contenders. Unfortunately, we probably lack the consistency to do so.
A great day out, but 2-0 to Salford.
- Walsall Win
- Salford Win