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Defender Jordan Turnbull matched his best goals tally in a season as Salford City made it three wins in a row for the first time this season with a 2-1 win against Crawley Town.

The Ammies took the lead at The Peninsula Stadium when Brandon Thomas-Asante scored at close range in the first half, tapping home a Matt Smith effort that came off the post.

Turnbull then doubled the lead in the second half, also capitalising on an effort that came off the woodwork as Glenn Morris kept out Stephen Kelly’s free-kick, but there was little he could do about getting to Turnbull’s effort.

The only blotch on an otherwise assured victory was conceding to a well-placed Tom Nichols header shortly after, but it wasn’t enough for the visitors to muster a comeback who were unbeaten in five against Salford at the start of the night.

For Salford though it’s now 10 games unbeaten with a maximum nine points from three home games, and Turnbull was beaming after another fine win that puts Salford four points behind the play-offs.

“That’s the first time we’ve done three in a row this season. You could say it’s a good time to come into really good form towards the end of the season, we’re still in with a chance of getting into the play-offs. 

“We’ve obviously spoken about that and it’s just about giving everything we can now, a lot of home games, we know we’re strong at home so we’ve made it count.

“It’s obviously great to help the boys out today, it ended up being the winning goal. After it we conceded straight after but it’s something I want to do, help the boys out, help the team out as a defender. 

“Set pieces I think we can all contribute and we all have been, so it’s good to spread the goals around the team.

“I thought first half we were a lot better than second half in terms of with the ball, it was one of those games, we have to grind it out, at the minute it’s not really about performances at this time of the season. 

“The spirit in there is fantastic, three wins in a row now so we’ll keep plugging away. We’ve got a really good group of lads, whoever comes in whoever steps out, everyone’s there supporting each other and I think that’s the main thing.

“Not many games left now, I haven’t actually looked at the table but it doesn’t really matter what everyone else is doing, just keep focusing on ourselves, keep picking up points. 

“We know it’s going to be a really difficult game [on Saturday] but we’ll just prepare right, get the boys ready this week, go there and give it a good go.”

On Saturday The Ammies travel North East to Hartlepool United. Click here for more information including booking onto club transport which is available for just £10 return.

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