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High-flying Salford City face Alfreton for three on the bounce

Salford City will aim to secure their third straight home win when they face Alfreton Town at Moor Lane on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s men are currently flying high after winning two games in the space of 48 hours over the Bank Holiday weekend.

First The Ammies survived a late comeback to beat Gainsborough Trinity 3-2; before comprehensively beating Curzon Ashton 2-0 on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Saturday’s visitors to Moor Lane have been consistently inconsistent so far this season, having alternated between winning and losing games since the opening day.

Should that run continue and they bounce back from their 2-5 home defeat to Tamworth on Monday, then they will climb into the top 10 should other results go their way.

The Ammies though will make avoiding that eventuality a priority, especially when they could – for the third week in a row – go top of the table.

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All three of the current joint top teams are at home this week, with AFC Fylde facing play-off chasing Gloucester City, and Harrogate take on Salford’s previous opponents Curzon Ashton.

There is also an outside chance Darlington 1883 could top the table come the end of Saturday’s games.

September also starts a hectic month for Salford where they face non league stalwarts FC Halifax Town and travel to fellow ambitious club Chorley.

It’s a challenge joint manager Bernard Morley is up to however, as they look to continue their solid start to life at step two on the non-league pyramid.

He said:”September’s a massive month though, we’ve got some more of the big boys, but we’ve just got to believe how good we can be and keep our two feet planted and not get above our station, which me and Jonno won’t allow to happen.”

Main image: Charlotte Tattersall/@SalfordFCPhotos

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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.