Salford City made it three wins in a row after beating Crewe Alexandra 4-2 in League Two.

Goals from Matt Smith, Watson and Berkoe snatched all three points for the Ammies as they secured their third win in a row. 

Returning from the capital after facing Sutton United away, Salford City faced a Crewe side that sat third in the table with only one loss this season.

After fielding an unchanged side Neil Wood’s men began the game sharply with an early chance from Luke Bolton which was cleared.

Salford City v Crewe Alexandra. Photo taken by Joe Hillier.

Crewe came into the game gradually, absorbing the pressure and slowing Salford’s passing down in turn. 

The deadlock broke as Crewe defender Rio Adebisi pinged a smart ball out to Courtney Baker-Richardson. The Crewe striker guided the ball perfectly to take the lead. 

In the final moments of the half, Salford midfield maestro Elliot Watt launched a ball into the towering Matt Smith who converted to equalise just before the break. 

After the restart, momentary chaos ensued. Crewe and their fans believed they had scored only for it to be ruled offside. 

Without any moment to process the chaos, Salford City attacked quickly on the restart. After a clumsy attack, the ball fell to Matt Smith, who made no mistake in front of goal to give the Ammies the lead for the first time in the game.

Opposition manager Lee Bell gave his fury to the fourth official. In turn, the referee handed him a red card to his astonishment. 

Salford pulled two clear after Ryan Watson had his long-range effort deflected off Mickey Demetriou and past a helpless Harvey Davies.

In the final moments of the second half, Wood substituted Kelly N’Mai to a standing ovation, with the youngster having yet another stellar performance. Kevin Berkoe replaced him.

Only minutes after coming on, the Ammies fans saw Berkoe finish off a chance in front of goal to make it 4-1 to the Ammies and put the game comfortably to bed.

Scoreline at Full Time. photo taken by Joe Hillier.

Ever defiant until the end, Crewe Alexander continued their fight to give Baker-Richardson his brace, ending the game 4-2. 

Another win puts Salford City 13th in the League Two table. This win will certainly give fans a boost for the next few games as Neil Wood’s side gains another win to make it three in a row.

The Ammies will see another home fixture next as they will host Stockport at home on Tuesday in the EFL Trophy.

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