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Braintree Town 1-0 Salford City

Bottom club Braintree rocked National League promotion chasers Salford as a dramatic last-minute finish sealed a narrow win at Cressing Road.

Four minutes of stoppage-time had been played when Callum Morton applied the final touch in a goalmouth scramble.

The hosts had ridden their luck in the early stages as Rob Atkinson and Ricky Gabriel both cleared efforts off the line, while Carl Piergianni also forced Ben Killip into a fine save from 20 yards.

At the other end, Chris Neal almost fumbled a Korrey Henry shot, but gathered at the second attempt.

Neal also made a brave stop to deny Henry from close range, but his efforts were in vain as Morton snatched victory with his last-gasp goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 21Killip
  • 4Eleftheriou
  • 29Atkinson
  • 28James
  • 26Gabriel
  • 16Lyons-Foster
  • 9HenrySubstituted forAllenat 73'minutes
  • 11Kelly
  • 10Richards
  • 24Morton
  • 30Amaluzor

Substitutes

  • 5Borg
  • 7Allen
  • 25Matsuzaka
  • 27Sagaf
  • 35Allen

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 2WisemanBooked at 90mins
  • 3Touray
  • 18WhiteheadBooked at 79mins
  • 6Piergianni
  • 5HoganBooked at 19minsSubstituted forWalkerat 60'minutes
  • 23PondBooked at 44mins
  • 16MuscattSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 70'minutes
  • 22PoliticSubstituted forDieseruvweat 71'minutes
  • 7Green
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 11Walker
  • 12Crocombe
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 24Linganzi
Referee:
Paul Howard
Attendance:
765

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Salford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Salford City 0.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Salford City 0. Callum Morton (Braintree Town).

Booking

Scott Wiseman (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joe Muscatt (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Iffy Allen replaces Korrey Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Danny Lloyd replaces Joe Muscatt.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Dennis Politic.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Tom Walker replaces Liam Hogan.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Salford City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Salford City 0.

Booking

Nathan Pond (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Liam Hogan (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient321710553233061
2Solihull Moors32186849292060
3Wrexham32178738221659
4Fylde321512550252557
5Salford32169757332457
6Sutton United31151064234855
7Harrogate31158860421853
8Gateshead33157114132952
9Eastleigh32157104041-152
10Ebbsfleet321381145331247
11Barrow32119123335-242
12Bromley32118134446-241
13Hartlepool321010123543-840
14Dag & Red32116153840-239
15Boreham Wood32912113438-439
16Halifax31714102632-635
17Barnet27105122633-735
18Havant & Waterlooville32810144453-934
19Maidenhead United32104183455-2134
20Chesterfield31615103037-733
21Dover3389163452-1833
22Aldershot3177172651-2528
23Maidstone United3275202854-2626
24Braintree3267193155-2425
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