Gary Bowyer feels Salford are still heading in the right direction despite defeat at Carlisle United on Saturday.
The Ammies were the better side in the opening 45 minutes but fell behind against the run of play when Brennan Dickenson peeled off at the back post from a long throw-in, and stuck away the half clearance.
Josh Morris equalised with his first league goal of the season, turning and shooting from the edge of the box to deservedly level the scores before the break. That came after Matthew Lund was denied from point blank range by Magnus Norman, who had already denied Morris twice.
However in the second period Jon Mellish notched the winner after bundling over from close range on the break, maintaining Carlisle’s unbeaten record against Salford.
“Performance-wise we should have been out of sight by half time,” admitted the Manager.
“But we’ve come across another goalie already in these first six games, he’s made two outstanding saves, and realistically we’ve lost to two balls pumped into our box; one a throw and one a long ball in and we have to do that better.
“In terms of the way we played, first half especially, we’ve got to be more clinical it’s no secret.”
“The way that we’re going about it, how we’re playing, the lads have been really good in training for the five or six games as well so it’s just those last finer details at both ends of the pitch which we continue to work on, but performance-wise they’re going the right way, just last week we ended up converting three of them very quickly, today we haven’t but the way that we’ve gone about it was the same as last week.”
Next up for Salford is the visit of Bradford City to The Peninsula Stadium next Saturday.