Salford City earned another three points this weekend as they beat Crewe Alexandra 4-2 at home to make it three wins in a row. 

After a hard-fought game, Neil Wood spoke to the media to give his reaction:

“I thought tactically we were brilliant in the first half. Exactly how we wanted to play, and we planned it. 

“Then probably disappointed we didn’t score some more; to be honest, we had chances to go forward. 

Could have delivered into the box a bit quicker, but yeah, we’re pleased with three wins on the bounce, we’re pleased with that.”

There was one moment that was cause for concern for Wood’s men, as Crewe believed they had taken the lead for it to be ruled offside. Wood addressed this:

“I think it’s offside, so I think the lineman has it right. And I think the referee has blown for offside, his arms down at that point. You know, it’s up to the referee to decide how the game’s played.”

After this game-defining moment, Salford City showed resilience to attack quickly after the restart earning them the lead only moments after the offside. 

Matt Smith added another to his goal tally for the season. Speaking on Smith’s performance, Wood added:

“I thought he was a real handful today. That’s what he gives us. He gives us the opportunity to change the way we want to play a little bit. 

“He’s a massive threat for us, especially when he’s in the form that he’s in today.”

Smith was named player of the match for his performance. 

With only three days to go before Stockport at home in the EFL Trophy. Questions were raised about the importance of this cup tie. 

Wood stated: “It’s going to be very difficult to put a lot of importance on that. We’ve not got a big squad at the moment. You see the bench for the last three games. Well, we’ve had to play the same team for the last three games, which shows you where we’re at.”

Suggesting fatigue could come knocking for Wood’s men as the team continues to pile on the minutes this season with a squad still struggling with injuries and new signings. 

After a game filled with action, Ammies fans will certainly hope this will be the start of a return to form for Salford City as they look to return to the top half of the table.

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