A visually brilliant strike from Ash Hunter set Salford on the way to a fourth win in five on the road after a 2-0 win at Macclesfield Town.
The winger’s cross-come-shot from wide on the left was caught by a breeze and drifted into the top corner before Richie Towell made it 2-0 eight minutes later.
Macclesfield themselves didn’t create too much and didn’t test Kyle Letheren until the second period, but even then found the Welshman impenetrable.
Victory puts The Ammies up to 10th and nine points outside the play-offs with 10 games to go, and Graham Alexander was satisfied with his side’s efforts at Moss Rose.
“I thought we controlled large parts of the game, I thought we tried to get the ball down as often as possible on a very difficult day for both teams with the wind and the pitch.
“Both teams committed to the game but we played some real good stuff, scored two excellent goals and kept a clean sheet so it was a very good away performance today.
“I think it was a shot, knowing Ash I think it was a shot!
“He just puts it into those areas and I think Ash will tell you it was a shot as well, but I thought we had a couple of opportunities before that to be fair, and Ash had the best one from closer in, but he goes for things and when it comes off it’s great and a good celebration as well.
“The whole team did both sides of the game really well today and we had a good number of supporters here today because it’s down the road, and we were really pleased to reward them again with another three points on the road and it’ll be a good weekend for them.”
HUNTER HITS THE TARGET AGAIN
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Fleetwood Town loanee Hunter has started to settle into life with The Ammies after joining early in January, and scored a second goal in two games having bagged against Colchester United last weekend.
This week’s goal was unsurprisingly capped off with a more exuberant backflip celebration, but the 24-year-old says The Ammies won’t be getting carried away as they chase down the top seven.
“It was a cross, obviously I’ve tried to put it in the box and the wind’s got hold of it, took it into the top corner so I’ll take it!
“I’m enjoying it since I came in and it’s just nice to be playing football.
“We’re just taking it a game at a time, trying to win as many games as we can, focusing on the next game, we’re not thinking about what’s ahead apart from the next game.”
Salford top the League Two away table, and return to The Peninsula Stadium next weekend for the visit of Bradford City.