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Salford City 3-2 Harrogate Town

Rory Gaffney's brace helped promotion-chasing Salford get the better of top-of-the-table rivals Harrogate in the National League.

Jack Muldoon opened the scoring for Harrogate when he headed in from a cross in the ninth minute.

But hosts Salford were quickly back on terms thanks to Danny Whitehead, who equalised with a low drive from 20-yards two minutes later.

Harrogate took the lead again in the 25th minute when Liam Kitching finished off Kelvin Langmead's header, but it was all square at the break thanks to Gaffney's 44th minute leveller.

Salford took the lead for the first time in the match in the 57th minute when Gaffney fired in a free-kick in what proved to be the decisive goal.

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Line-ups

Salford

  • 1NealBooked at 76mins
  • 2Wiseman
  • 3TourayBooked at 65mins
  • 18Whitehead
  • 8MaynardSubstituted forNolanat 50'minutes
  • 6Piergianni
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forHoganat 76'minutes
  • 23Pond
  • 9Rooney
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forPoliticat 76'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 5Hogan
  • 12Crocombe
  • 15Nolan
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 22Politic

Harrogate

  • 1Belshaw
  • 6Burrell
  • 5Howe
  • 7Thomson
  • 20Kitching
  • 15Langmead
  • 4Falkingham
  • 8EmmettBooked at 56mins
  • 9Beck
  • 12ThewlisSubstituted forKnowlesat 70'minutes
  • 18MuldoonSubstituted forWoodsat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fallowfield
  • 10Knowles
  • 13Cracknell
  • 17Kerry
  • 21Woods
Referee:
Daniel Middleton
Attendance:
1,206

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 3, Harrogate Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salford City 3, Harrogate Town 2.

Booking

Dennis Politic (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Dennis Politic replaces Danny Lloyd.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Liam Hogan replaces Tom Walker.

Booking

Chris Neal (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Dominic Knowles replaces Jordan Thewlis.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Michael Woods replaces Jack Muldoon.

Booking

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

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 3, Harrogate Town 2. Rory Gaffney (Salford City).

Booking

Jack Emmett (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Liam Nolan replaces Lois Maynard.

Second Half

Second Half begins Salford City 2, Harrogate Town 2.

Half Time

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

Goal!

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

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 1, Harrogate Town 2. Liam Kitching (Harrogate Town).

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 1, Harrogate Town 1. Danny Whitehead (Salford City).

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 0, Harrogate Town 1. Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient22138142132947
2Salford22137244192546
3Wrexham22127328141443
4Fylde22118335142141
5Harrogate21117343261740
6Solihull Moors21124529181140
7Gateshead2111372718936
8Sutton United219842723435
9Eastleigh2210572423135
10Ebbsfleet227782624228
11Boreham Wood227782325-228
12Barnet208482225-328
13Hartlepool227782329-628
14Barrow2274112429-525
15Halifax216782025-525
16Aldershot2274111933-1425
17Dag & Red2273122328-524
18Bromley2266103137-624
19Havant & Waterlooville2256113340-721
20Maidenhead United2163122242-2021
21Chesterfield2231181824-620
22Maidstone United2254131934-1519
23Dover2245132140-1917
24Braintree2235142040-2014
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