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Salford City take aim at Barwell for three on the bounce

Salford City are hoping to make it three wins in a row when they take on Barwell at Moor Lane today.

We’re now at the business end of the season and a third straight victory would put The Ammies in a commanding position in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier.

Third-placed Salford have the edge in recent meetings, with the local outfit winning at Kirkby Road 0-1 back in September.

Flooding in Salford after the River Irwell burst its banks put paid to the a Boxing Day fixture against Ramsbottom United.

It means while Salford sit eight points behind league leaders Blyth Spartans they’ve played four less, and have their sights firmly on double promotion come the end of the season.

Barwell currently lie in mid table, however The Canaries still harbour hopes of getting into the play off places. David Liang’s men currently sit six points behind Darlington 1883.

But with the North East outfit holding three games in hand over Barwell, third place Workington may be a better target for the Leicestershire outfit.

Despite FA Cup heroics which saw The Ammies just seconds from a historic third round, their home form in the league has been questionable at best so far this season.

Moor Lane has only seen two wins and 11 goals at Moor Lane this season, and Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s will have some concerns over their habit of not dispatching poorer teams with the ease they did last year.

On the other hand, Barwell have won seven games away from Kirkby Road, although recently their away form have taken a nosedive.

The visitors have conceded 12 goals in their last five games, and only won one away game since the start of December.

Salford are strong favourites with the bookies: Betfred have The Ammies 3/5 for the win; Barwell are at 14/5 and the draw 33/10.

Kick-off is at 3pm at Moor Lane, Kersal.

Tickets on the gate are: Standard: £7 Concessions £2 (60 and over, Students with ID) Under 16s – up to 3 free per adult then £1.

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Oliver is an aspiring young journalist currently studying at Salford University. He covers non league football and local politics for multiple outlets.