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Salford City 0-1 AFC Fylde

Salford City's automatic promotion hopes suffered a serious blow after a narrow defeat by fellow high-flyers AFC Fylde.

Adam Rooney and Emmanuel Dieseruvwe both had opportunities to open the scoring for the hosts in the first half, but the Ammies went behind in the 32nd minute through Alex Reid's well-taken strike.

The Coasters almost doubled their advantage just before half-time when a deflected free-kick found Dan Bradley, who took a swing and a miss at the ball from close range.

After the break, Salford desperately searched for an equaliser and went closest through Rory Gaffney's header, which was brilliantly saved by Jay Lynch after 70 minutes.

But Fylde held on for the win to move up the fourth place, while Salford need Leyton Orient to lose their final game of the season while they beat Hartlepool to stand any chance of winning the title.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 2WisemanSubstituted forGreenat 69'minutes
  • 3Touray
  • 4Mafuta
  • 6Piergianni
  • 5Hogan
  • 8Maynard
  • 15RedmondSubstituted forGaffneyat 46'minutes
  • 23Pond
  • 9Rooney
  • 20DieseruvweSubstituted forWalkerat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 11Walker
  • 12Crocombe
  • 24Linganzi
  • 30Gaffney

Fylde

  • 1Lynch
  • 3Francis-Angol
  • 4Byrne
  • 6Bond
  • 12Burke
  • 5Tunnicliffe
  • 15Bradley
  • 8Croasdale
  • 9RoweSubstituted forOdusinaat 90'minutes
  • 29WaltersSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 74'minutes
  • 30ReidSubstituted forHaughtonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hardy
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 18Odusina
  • 20Tasdemir
  • 27Haughton
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
3,338

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 0, AFC Fylde 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salford City 0, AFC Fylde 1.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Timi Odusina replaces Danny Rowe.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Nick Haughton replaces Alex Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Danny Philliskirk replaces Lewis Walters.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Tom Walker replaces Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Matt Green replaces Scott Wiseman.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Rory Gaffney replaces Devonte Redmond.

Second Half

Second Half begins Salford City 0, AFC Fylde 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Salford City 0, AFC Fylde 1.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 0, AFC Fylde 1. Alex Reid (AFC Fylde).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient452513773353888
2Salford4525101075423385
3Solihull Moors4525101072423085
4Fylde452215872393381
5Wrexham452491256381881
6Harrogate4521111377552274
7Eastleigh45227165960-173
8Ebbsfleet4518131463451867
9Gateshead45199175246666
10Sutton United451714145557-265
11Barrow451613165051-161
12Chesterfield451417145551459
13Bromley451512186368-557
14Barnet451512184350-757
15Dover451512185564-957
16Halifax451220134243-156
17Hartlepool451414175360-756
18Dag & Red451510204955-655
19Boreham Wood451215185062-1251
20Maidenhead United45156244370-2751
21Aldershot451011243667-3141
22Havant & Waterlooville45913236282-2040
23Braintree45117274878-3040
24Maidstone United4597293780-4334
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