Match ends, Salford City 2, Braintree Town 2.
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.
- 3TourayBooked at 45mins
- 23PondSubstituted forRodneyat 87'minutes
- 11WalkerBooked at 57mins
- 19SheltonSubstituted forHoganat 81'minutes
- 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forHaughtonat 71'minutes
- 21KillipBooked at 69mins
- 14Della Verde
- 12FrimpongSubstituted forCassat 74'minutes
- 25GrantSubstituted forAllenat 83'minutes
- 11PattisonSubstituted forAmaluzorat 58'minutes
- Leigh Doughty
Second Half ends, Salford City 2, Braintree Town 2.
Goal! Salford City 2, Braintree Town 2. Rory Gaffney (Salford City).
Substitution, Salford City. Devante Rodney replaces Nathan Pond.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Allen replaces Reece Grant.
Substitution, Salford City. Liam Hogan replaces Mark Shelton.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Jake Cass replaces Christian Frimpong.
Goal! Salford City 1, Braintree Town 2. Mohamed Bettamer (Braintree Town).
Substitution, Salford City. Nick Haughton replaces Danny Lloyd.
Ben Killip (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Justin Amaluzor replaces Christie Pattison.
Second Half begins Salford City 1, Braintree Town 1.
First Half ends, Salford City 1, Braintree Town 1.
Ibou Touray (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Salford City 1, Braintree Town 1. Mohamed Bettamer (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.
Goal! Salford City 1, Braintree Town 0. Rory Gaffney (Salford City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.