The FA Cup - First Round
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Salford City 1-1 Burton Albion

Richie Towell's thunderbolt seven minutes from time earned Salford City an FA Cup replay as they drew with Burton.

League Two Salford's leveller means League One Burton remain without an FA Cup win since 2013.

Albion went close early on when David Templeton smashed an angled effort narrowly over the top.

Salford responded with Luke Armstrong firing straight at goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara.

The visitors almost made the breakthrough when Scott Fraser's well-struck free-kick was deflected behind off the Salford wall.

Albion had the ball in the back of the Salford net in the 31st minute, but the effort was ruled out for a handball just before John-Joe O'Toole headed home Fraser's corner-kick.

Just after the restart Salford skipper Adam Rooney was denied by a brilliant one-handed save from O'Hara.

Towell then blew a terrific chance when he fired over from eight yards after meeting sub Danny Whitehead's smart pass.

At the other end Chris Neal was acrobatic as he tipped over Fraser's 25-yard strike.

Fraser side-footed home following Lucas Akins' pass in the 78th minute, before Towell lashed home from 22 yards after meeting Rooney's lay-off.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 4Threlkeld
  • 23Pond
  • 15Burgess
  • 3Touray
  • 25JonesBooked at 24mins
  • 8Maynard
  • 17Towell
  • 44ConwaySubstituted forWhiteheadat 51'minutes
  • 9Rooney
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forDieseruvweat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 6Piergianni
  • 13Hughes
  • 18Whitehead
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 28Thomas-Asante
  • 33Evans

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'Toole
  • 5Buxton
  • 10Akins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forSbarraat 73'minutes
  • 7Quinn
  • 8Fraser
  • 9BroadheadBooked at 86mins
  • 27Boyce
  • 11TempletonSubstituted forWallaceat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Daniel
  • 6Wallace
  • 14Sbarra
  • 17Sarkic
  • 19Anderson
  • 22Beardsley
  • 24Garratt
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
2,724

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 1, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 1, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Salford City).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by John Brayford.

  6. Post update

    Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion).

  7. Post update

    Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Post update

    Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

  11. Booking

    Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 1, Burton Albion 1. Richard Towell (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Rooney.

  14. Post update

    Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

  15. Post update

    Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 0, Burton Albion 1. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nathan Broadhead.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Chris Neal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Whitehead.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Chris Neal.

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