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Salford City extended their unbeaten run to four games with a 1-0 win at Harrogate Town.

James Wilson scored the only goal of the game in the first half, a tidy finish from a tight angle after Brandon Thomas-Asante’s cross-field switch.

The hosts could have nicked a point at the end when former Ammie Jake Lawlor headed just wide, but Salford held on for a third clean sheet in four, and eighth point from the last 12.

However Richie Wellens is still after just a bit more from his side, who should have been out of sight before the late scare.

“I thought in patches we were very good, and in patches we were very, very bad.

“When we got it down, passed it, and changed the tempo of the game we looked good, we made chances, but then parts of the first half we lost far too many second balls and if you look at the scoreline we should have been out of sight again, we should have made it two and three.

“But fair play to Harrogate they kept going, obviously had a successful year last year and a lot of work rate and commitment in their team, and in the end with the header that just drifted wide they could have nicked a point.

“It’s been a decent week, it was a good point against Newport if you come here and you win today, we have and won, we’ve got five points from the last three games against first and second in the league included in them.”

Wilson scored goal number six of the season, his first for Salford away from The Peninsula Stadium. After a few weeks out injured he is still working his way back into the side, but Wellens is hopeful for the 25-year-old.

“He’s a goalscorer, we had probably four, five really good chances today. Willo’s is one where I’m not actually looking like he’s got a divine right to finish that, it was a great finish on the stretch. 

“We know he’s a goal scorer, but we’re still looking after his fitness.”

The Ammies head into Christmas just inside the play-offs, ahead of Boxing Day’s fixture against Walsall.

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