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Salford City 1-1 Ebbsfleet United

Salford slipped off the top of the National League table as they dropped points unexpectedly in a 1-1 draw at home to Ebbsfleet.

Graham Alexander's men started the day locked level on points with Wrexham but were off their game and fell behind when Corey Whiteley rattled in a fine strike with 35 minutes gone.

The lead would only last three minutes as Rory Gaffney would not be denied after his first effort was saved by Nathan Ashmore.

Gaffney would go close again later on, before Carl Piergianni was denied by Ashmore as Salford probed for an elusive winner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 2Wiseman
  • 3Touray
  • 19Shelton
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forPoliticat 69'minutes
  • 6PiergianniBooked at 44mins
  • 18Whitehead
  • 23Pond
  • 9Rooney
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forRodneyat 89'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 5Hogan
  • 8Maynard
  • 12Crocombe
  • 21Rodney
  • 22Politic

Ebbsfleet

  • 1Ashmore
  • 19Bush
  • 3MagriBooked at 17mins
  • 16Payne
  • 6Clark
  • 5Winfield
  • 11Weston
  • 10Drury
  • 18WhitelySubstituted forShieldsat 80'minutes
  • 15CoulsonSubstituted forMcQueenat 84'minutes
  • 9Kedwell

Substitutes

  • 8Adams
  • 13Miles
  • 14McQueen
  • 17Shields
  • 23Wilson
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
2,498

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 1, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salford City 1, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Devante Rodney replaces Danny Lloyd.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Darren McQueen replaces Luke Coulson.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sean Shields replaces Corey Whitely.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Dennis Politic replaces Tom Walker.

Second Half

Second Half begins Salford City 1, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Salford City 1, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Booking

Carl Piergianni (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 1, Ebbsfleet United 1. Rory Gaffney (Salford City).

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 0, Ebbsfleet United 1. Corey Whitely (Ebbsfleet United).

Booking

Sam Magri (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient17106133102336
2Salford17105233151835
3Wrexham17105223101335
4Solihull Moors1711152618834
5Harrogate1796233191433
6Fylde178812872132
7Gateshead17102524131132
8Sutton United168532319429
9Hartlepool177732017328
10Eastleigh178271519-426
11Boreham Wood177462121025
12Barnet167451717025
13Barrow176382021-121
14Halifax175661819-121
15Bromley175572327-420
16Aldershot176291726-920
17Ebbsfleet175481922-319
18Maidenhead United1752102032-1217
19Chesterfield173681420-615
20Maidstone United1742111224-1214
21Dag & Red1733111425-1112
22Havant & Waterlooville1725101834-1611
23Braintree1724111329-1610
24Dover1715111636-208
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