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Salford City 1-1 Carlisle United

Substitute James Wilson rescued Salford's unbeaten home record in a 1-1 draw with League Two promotion rivals Carlisle.

The former Manchester United striker produced a wonderfully composed finish just three minutes after coming on, denying the visitors a huge win at the Peninsula Stadium.

The Ammies dominated possession but fell behind early when Carlisle right-back George Tanner struck a low half-volley beyond Vaclav Hladky.

It was a sweet moment for the former Manchester United youth player in front of Salford's Class of 92 owners Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

Salford had already seen a Paul Coutts goal ruled out for a foul and swarmed forward after the break.

Jason Lowe was denied by Carlisle goalkeeper Paul Farman when clean through and top scorer Ian Henderson wasted a great headed chance.

Boss Richie Wellens threw on Brandon Thomas-Asante and Wilson, with the pair combining for the equaliser 11 minutes from time.

Thomas-Asante was denied by Farman, but the ball fell to Wilson who swivelled and blasted home to leave Salford two points off the top three.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Hladky
  • 12Bernard
  • 5Eastham
  • 16TurnbullBooked at 58mins
  • 10Hunter
  • 4Lowe
  • 25Coutts
  • 3TourayBooked at 17minsSubstituted forWilsonat 75'minutes
  • 17TowellSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 63'minutes
  • 24Gotts
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 2James
  • 15Burgess
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 31Evans
  • 37Thomas-Asante

Carlisle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21Farman
  • 2Tanner
  • 6Hayden
  • 32BennettBooked at 45mins
  • 3Anderton
  • 8Guy
  • 7Riley
  • 12MellishBooked at 54mins
  • 14Kayode
  • 16DickensonSubstituted forAlessandraat 69'minutes
  • 11PatrickSubstituted forZanzalaat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Norman
  • 9Alessandra
  • 10Zanzala
  • 13McDonald
  • 17Armer
  • 19Furman
  • 20Toure
Referee:
Kevin Johnson

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 1, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 1, Carlisle United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Hunter with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jason Lowe (Salford City).

  6. Post update

    Offrande Zanzala (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Robbie Gotts (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Carlisle United).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Jon Mellish.

  10. Post update

    Ashley Hunter (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by George Tanner (Carlisle United).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Wilson (Salford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Gotts.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by George Tanner.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 1, Carlisle United 1. James Wilson (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

  16. Post update

    Jordan Turnbull (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Carlisle United).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. James Wilson replaces Ibou Touray.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Carlisle United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge30157847281952
2Forest Green27139537261148
3Cheltenham28138737261147
4Morecambe2913793940-146
5Salford28129738231545
6Tranmere2813693734345
7Newport2712873729844
8Exeter271110649341543
9Carlisle25134835241143
10Bolton29118103640-441
11Leyton Orient28116113530539
12Crawley2710893735238
13Bradford27107103131037
14Walsall2881373537-237
15Harrogate29106133337-436
16Scunthorpe27112143135-435
17Oldham28105134652-635
18Mansfield2871383739-234
19Port Vale2996144144-333
20Colchester2871293037-733
21Stevenage30712112431-733
22Southend2966171845-2724
23Barrow2758143239-723
24Grimsby2756162046-2621
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