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Steve Foster, Salford City
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Carrying on our A to Z series, next is the letter ‘S’ which is for…

Steve Foster

The striker arrived at Moor Lane in February 2009 as The Ammies sought a way to stay up in the NPL Division 1 North, and he certainly delivered.

With the pedigree of winning promotions with AFC Telford United and Fleetwood Town, Foster scored 17 goals in 19 games at the end of the season to help us achieve the Great Escape. That included a five-goal haul at Lancaster City, two goals in a crucial 5-4 win at Rossendale United, a hat-trick at Harrogate Railway Athletic and a brace at Garforth Town on the last day.

That summer he left for Witton Albion, but returned towards the end of the 2009-10 season and scored 14 goals in 13 appearances. Nine wins in that period lifted us from 19th to 11th which was our highest finishing position before winning the division in 2014-15.

He continued at the club in 2010-11 and scored a further 26 goals in 38 appearances before joining league rivals Chorley in March, where he helped them win promotion to the NPL Premier Division via the play-offs, and scored the opening goal in the 2-0 Final win against AFC Fylde.

Overall his Salford record is impressive with 57 goals in 70 appearances, and his contributions to keeping us in the NPL Division 1 North were significant.

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