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Salford City 2-2 Harrogate Town

Harrogate struck in added time to deny Salford in a dramatic 2-2 draw at the Peninsula Stadium.

The hosts were on course to move into second in League Two when they retook the lead with 20 minutes left through substitute Brandon Thomas-Asante.

But Ed Francis pounced in the third minute of stoppage time to secure his side a point.

Leeds loanee Robbie Gotts gave the Ammies the lead on his home debut when he collected an Oscar Threlkeld pass to turn and fire home from 20 yards after 21 minutes.

Harrogate responded superbly and equalised eight minutes before the interval when top scorer Jack Muldoon pounced on a weak back pass from Di'Shon Bernard to slot beyond Vaclav Hladky.

The visitors almost took the lead when Hladky parried Connor Hall's effort but Aaron Martin's reaction header floated wide.

Town rattled the Salford crossbar through Brendan Kiernan after the break but were almost immediately caught on the counter as Ash Hunter was denied when clean through.

Ammies boss Richie Wellens made a quadruple substitution on the hour and it paid off when two of them combined to regain the lead.

Richie Towell's first-time effort was parried by James Belshaw straight into the path of Thomas-Asante to scramble home.

But Harrogate grabbed a point late on when Francis scrambled home his first goal for the club.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1HladkyBooked at 90mins
  • 2JamesBooked at 49minsSubstituted forClarkeat 56'minutes
  • 12Bernard
  • 16Turnbull
  • 3TourayBooked at 67mins
  • 18ThrelkeldSubstituted forTowellat 57'minutes
  • 4LoweBooked at 56mins
  • 15BurgessSubstituted forCouttsat 57'minutes
  • 24Gotts
  • 10HunterSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 57'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 6Clarke
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 17Towell
  • 25Coutts
  • 31Evans
  • 37Thomas-Asante

Harrogate

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Belshaw
  • 27Williams
  • 12Lawlor
  • 20Hall
  • 22Francis
  • 14KiernanSubstituted forPowerat 74'minutes
  • 7Thomson
  • 4Falkingham
  • 28McPake
  • 10Martin
  • 18MuldoonSubstituted forMarchat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hondermarck
  • 15Kirby
  • 24March
  • 25Minter
  • 26Lokko
  • 30Power
Referee:
Marc Edwards

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamHarrogate
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 2, Harrogate Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 2, Harrogate Town 2.

  3. Booking

    Václav Hladky (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 2, Harrogate Town 2. Ed Francis (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Belshaw following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Belshaw (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Belshaw (Harrogate Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Thomson with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Harrogate Town. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh March (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simon Power.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joshua McPake (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh March.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Di'Shon Bernard (Salford City).

  11. Post update

    Josh March (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Ibou Touray (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Simon Power (Harrogate Town).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

  15. Post update

    Simon Power (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

  17. Post update

    Jay Williams (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Salford City. Richard Towell tries a through ball, but Ian Henderson is caught offside.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Simon Power replaces Brendan Kiernan.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Josh March replaces Jack Muldoon.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 22nd January 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge24125738231541
2Newport22117432221040
3Carlisle21123632201239
4Salford24108631191238
5Forest Green2310853022838
6Cheltenham2310763223937
7Leyton Orient2311393426836
8Morecambe2210572833-535
9Crawley229763428634
10Exeter2189441271433
11Tranmere229582627-132
12Walsall2471162932-332
13Colchester227962830-230
14Mansfield2361163130129
15Port Vale2485113334-129
16Oldham2384113641-528
17Bolton237792735-828
18Harrogate2376102428-427
19Bradford216692025-524
20Barrow2358103032-223
21Scunthorpe2372142234-1223
22Stevenage214981622-621
23Grimsby2456131940-2121
24Southend2355131535-2020
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