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Salford's Ian Henderson, playing in all white kit, dinks a shot over Bradford's oncoming Sam Hornby which turned out to be the winning goalSalford City moved up into the top seven with a late 1-0 win away at Bradford City.

A solitary Ian Henderson goal in the first minute of injury time was all that The Ammies needed to return with three points.

The 36-year-old has been in brilliant form in April and rounded it off in Yorkshire with a sixth goal in eight games as he dinked Jordan Turnbull’s well-weighted pass over the oncoming Sam Hornby.

Some goal to justify a determined performance that saw Vaclav Hladky make a couple of early saves before the visitors took control, in slippery conditions at Valley Parade.

Robbie Gotts, Brandon Thomas-Asante and Jordan Turnbull all had decent efforts too as Salford finally recorded three EFL wins in a row for the first time, and a very pleased Gary Bowyer commended the approach of the players.

“I’m absolutely delighted for them, it’s the first time – I’ve been told – that we’ve won three on the trot in the Football League obviously so they’ve created a bit of history tonight and I’m absolutely delighted for them because they’ve given absolutely everything since I’ve come through the door; I think their efforts, their work rate has been unbelievable.

“We didn’t start the game particularly well and we needed Vac to make an outstanding save in the first half, but again credit to them at half time, I didn’t have to say a great deal because they’ve set their own standards. 

“They were talking about they know they can play better, then they went out and showed that. I thought second half we were terrific.

“It’s a wonderful finish, a fantastic through ball. There’s a hint of offside, sometimes you get those and sometimes you don’t. 

“Like we’ve said all along, all we can do is concentrate on ourselves and that’s what we expressed in the team meeting before in the hotel about “look we can’t control other people’s results, we can only control our attitude and our efforts, and our performances”, and that’s what we’ve done tonight.”

Next for Salford is the final away game of the season at Colchester United, who need a point to guarantee their League Two status.