CALLUM Morton feels the last two home matches show that Braintree Town are making Cressing Road into a fortress from where they can wage war against the prospect of relegation this year.

Just as he was with a hat-trick in the 4-0 win against Barnet in the Iron’s previous home outing, the 19-year-old West Bromwich Albion loanee was their goal hero again in a stunning 1-0 victory against Salford City.

Salford arrived at Cressing Road looking to further their bid for the National League title, but – as Barnet had – left empty-handed.

Braintree’s win came in dramatic fashion in a game that looked as though it may end in a goalless stalemate as Morton fired home a 95th minute winner and he feels they are making their home venue an unattractive place for teams to come to.

He said: “Salford are flying – they have the big money and the big names, but they came to us and we didn’t let them play.

“They’ve been free scoring but we limited them and kept another clean sheet, which is brilliant for the lads.

“We feel we’ve started making our home a bit more of a fortress now.

“It was a frantic game but I think we got what we deserved in the end.

“It was scrappy, with set pieces dominating and they had a couple of chances cleared off the line, but in the end, we got that free-kick that we scored from.

“I thought we did brilliantly to get it and after the knock-down, I was just in the right place to finish it.

“I didn’t think the goal was going to come to be fair as we’d got down to the last minute, but it fell to me and I just put it in so I’m very happy.”

Braintree employed a changed formation for the game as new signing Korrey Henry, who had signed from Yeovil Town, joined Morton up front in an effective new partnership.

And with another new signing – Sam Kelly – making an immediate impact after joining from Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical, Morton felt they were important additions to the squad.

He added: “They’ve been great additions and it has certainly helped me up front.

“The directness of Sam and Korrey has been a big boost because I have been playing up front on my own recently.

“I think I’ve been doing relatively well, but they’ve come in and given us that extra bit of firepower to allow me to do what I do, which is run off people’s shoulders.

“Korrey was the target man and I thought they both did well.”