Super Iron down high-flying Salford City

PUBLISHED: 09:15 10 February 2019 | UPDATED: 13:11 10 February 2019

Callum Morton scores the winner for Braintree against Salford City. Photo: JON WEAVER

Callum Morton scores the winner for Braintree against Salford City. Photo: JON WEAVER

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Braintree Town 1 Salford City 0

Braintree Town 1
Salford City 0

Young striker Callum Morton is turning out to be the find of the season for the Iron as he again scored a crucial stoppage time goal to defeat the much fancied Salford City at Cressing Road on Saturday, writes David Ward.

It’s not only his goal prowess that he shows but also his workrate and constant chasing down defenders while being always prepared to shoot at goal whenever he can which is making the 19-year-old WBA loanee an instant hit with the Iron fans on the terrace.

It was his predatory persistence that earned him his goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time which gave the Iron a much needed win and three valuable points in their bid to escape the relegation zone in a what was a close fought encounter at Cressing Road.

Just when it looked like the game ending in a stalemate a left wing free-kick from newcomer Sam Kelly, signed hours earlier from Hamilton Academicals, floated into the area and with the visitors defence all at sea Morton was quick to latch on to the loose ball and hit it into the roof of the net.

It was no more than the Iron deserved after a workmanlike performance under new manager Danny Searle and it was the way they tried to play football throughout the game with some of the attacking build-ups seen at Cressing Road this season.

Goal scorer Morton was delighted to snatch a late winner: “I had been trying all game to score and even though the chance was late soon as it was in the box I knew it was mine, he said.

“I think we deserved the win plus it was also great to now have someone up front with me to help hold the ball and I think we worked together well.”

Manager Danny Searle praised his players for their response after losing at Hartlepools in what was his first game in charge adding: “I’m thrilled at not just the win but the whole team’s performance.

“I think the players showed the kind of resilience we wanted from start to finish and there’s clearly a great belief in the dressing room,”

It’s Eastleigh away next week for Iron.

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