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Salford City 1-1 Crawley Town

Former Manchester United striker James Wilson scored for the fourth home game in a row but Salford were denied by Crawley in an entertaining draw.

The in-form Wilson whipped a wonderful left-footer into the top corner against a lively Crawley side who struck a deserved equaliser through captain George Francomb.

Under torrential rain at The Peninsula Stadium both sides enjoyed positive moments in a goalless first half, with Jordan Tunnicliffe heading Crawley's best chance straight at Ammies keeper Vaclav Hladky.

With former Sunderland and Ipswich boss Roy Keane again watching on, tempers briefly flared with three bookings in as many minutes, and the energetic Brandon Thomas-Asante wasted Salford's best moments.

The goals came midway through the second half, Wilson's stunner firing Paul Scholes' men ahead but Francomb following up to grab his third of the season after Hladky could only parry into his path from Sam Matthews.

Crawley looked the most likely winners, as Jake Hessenthaler flashed a half-volley inches wide and Hladky reacted brilliantly to keep out a deflected free-kick from Matthews.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Hladky
  • 6ClarkeBooked at 76mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 16Turnbull
  • 3Touray
  • 4Lowe
  • 18ThrelkeldBooked at 38minsSubstituted forBernardat 62'minutes
  • 10HunterSubstituted forGoldenat 90+1'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 19Wilson
  • 37Thomas-AsanteBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 7Armstrong
  • 9Elliott
  • 12Bernard
  • 24Smith
  • 31Evans
  • 32Golden
  • 33Loughlin

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 4Francomb
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 24Craig
  • 3DohertySubstituted forDaviesat 68'minutes
  • 20Matthews
  • 39Hessenthaler
  • 8PowellBooked at 37mins
  • 29HeskethBooked at 34minsSubstituted forAshfordat 64'minutes
  • 36Watters
  • 16Nichols

Substitutes

  • 5McNerney
  • 14Allarakhia
  • 15Davies
  • 17Adebowale
  • 23Ashford
  • 32McGill
Referee:
Andy Haines

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 1, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 1, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Salford City. Ian Henderson tries a through ball, but Brandon Thomas-Asante is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Ian Henderson (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Archie Davies (Crawley Town).

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Wilson (Salford City).

  7. Post update

    Tom Nichols (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Tylor Golden replaces Ashley Hunter because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ibou Touray.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Salford City).

  11. Post update

    Jack Powell (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Di'Shon Bernard (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

    Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sam Ashford (Crawley Town).

  16. Post update

    Tom Clarke (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Max Watters (Crawley Town).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a set piece situation.

  19. Booking

    Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).