Salford City 2-0 New Mills - report

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For the most part, this game was an uninspiring affair that was more suited to two mid-table teams than top against bottom.

The Millers had an early disappointment when right-back Nick Swirad was injured in the third minute and was subsequently substituted not long after.

Just five minutes later, Swirad’s absence was to prove costly as a cross by Madeley from the left was headed down by Hulme and Seddon put a fine shot just inside the left upright.

New Mills’ first chance came when a lob over the defence almost found Hopper, but he couldn’t quite get to the ball and a goal kick resulted.

New Mills showed more attacking intent in the second half and came close to an equaliser on the hour when O’Brien’s high looping shot clipped the post.

Salford then introduced Adam Morning and he kick-started the move which set up Chadwick as he buried the hosts’ second goal.

Despite attempts on goal by O’Brien, Hopper and Moss, the Millers didn’t look like scoring and survival at this level becomes more difficult by the week.