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Salford City 2-2 Braintree Town

Rory Gaffney scored in the first and last minute to deny Braintree an unlikely victory against National League leaders Salford.

Mohamed Bettamer scored twice for the visitors as bottom side Braintree had to settle for a battling draw after threatening to upset the leaders.

Gaffney gave Salford a first-minute lead but Bettamer's penalty just before half-time and a second goal after 73 minutes set them on course for all three points until Gaffney responded in stoppage time to earn his side a share of the spoils.

Gaffney opened the scoring when he latched on to a clearance and poked the ball home.

A minute before the break Braintree were awarded a penalty for handball at a corner and Bettamer beat Chris Neal from the spot.

Bettamer hit his second when he fired in after a breakaway from a Salford corner but Gaffney netted in stoppage time to earn a draw for his side.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 2Wiseman
  • 6Piergianni
  • 18Whitehead
  • 3TourayBooked at 45mins
  • 23PondSubstituted forRodneyat 87'minutes
  • 11WalkerBooked at 57mins
  • 19SheltonSubstituted forHoganat 81'minutes
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forHaughtonat 71'minutes
  • 9Rooney
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 5Hogan
  • 7Haughton
  • 12Crocombe
  • 14Askew
  • 21Rodney

Braintree

  • 21KillipBooked at 69mins
  • 2Muleba
  • 17Ellul
  • 14Della Verde
  • 26Gabriel
  • 16Lyons-Foster
  • 12FrimpongSubstituted forCassat 74'minutes
  • 28James
  • 10Bettamer
  • 25GrantSubstituted forAllenat 83'minutes
  • 11PattisonSubstituted forAmaluzorat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Allen
  • 9Thompson
  • 27Sagaf
  • 30Amaluzor
  • 32Cass
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
2,710

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 2, Braintree Town 2.

Full Time

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

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 2, Braintree Town 2. Rory Gaffney (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Devante Rodney replaces Nathan Pond.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Allen replaces Reece Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Liam Hogan replaces Mark Shelton.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jake Cass replaces Christian Frimpong.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 1, Braintree Town 2. Mohamed Bettamer (Braintree Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Nick Haughton replaces Danny Lloyd.

Booking

Ben Killip (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Justin Amaluzor replaces Christie Pattison.

Second Half

Second Half begins Salford City 1, Braintree Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Salford City 1, Braintree Town 1.

Booking

Ibou Touray (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 1, Braintree Town 1. Mohamed Bettamer (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 1, Braintree Town 0. Rory Gaffney (Salford City).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Salford16104232141834
2Wrexham1610422291334
3Leyton Orient1696129101933
4Harrogate1696132171533
5Solihull Moors1610152317631
6Fylde167812271529
7Gateshead169252113829
8Hartlepool167721814428
9Sutton United157532017326
10Eastleigh167271419-523
11Boreham Wood166461920-122
12Barnet156451517-222
13Barrow166372019121
14Halifax165651818021
15Bromley165562225-320
16Aldershot166281723-620
17Ebbsfleet165381821-318
18Maidenhead United165292026-617
19Chesterfield163581319-614
20Maidstone United1642101121-1014
21Havant & Waterlooville162591830-1211
22Dag & Red1623111224-129
23Dover1615101534-198
24Braintree1614111128-177
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