Salford City moved up to ninth in Sky Bet League Two with a brilliant 0-2 win at Walsall.
Dominant and controlled throughout, Ian Henderson’s fourth goal in April opened the scoring for the visitors. The 36-year-old is no stranger to scoring at The Banks’s Stadium having scored in three of his last four visits and he made that four in five after closing down Jack Rose to tap in.
Jordan Turnbull wrapped up the three points in the second half when he scored his first of the season. A delightful Ash Hunter cross was perfectly weighted and positioned for the centre back to plant a header in.
There were further chances for The Ammies to make victory more emphatic, while Vaclav Hladky was rarely tested at the other end, and Gary Bowyer was thrilled with another three points.
“We’re absolutely delighted, it’s a tough place to come, Walsall have drawn a lot of games this year so at 1-0 you know that they were still going to be in the game for sure. Even when you’re 2-0 up and you’ve got that comfort of the second goal you know that Walsall wouldn’t stop, which they didn’t.
“But I thought that to a man we were outstanding tonight in terms of our work rate, our effort, our energy, our fitness levels and that was typified in our first goal.
“We still had the opportunities to add a few more ourselves but to come away from home with a clean sheet and winning the game 2-0, we’re absolutely delighted!”
The Ammies remain three points behind Newport, in seventh, and will aim to close that gap when Mansfield Town visit The Peninsula Stadium on Saturday.