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Salford City 2-0 Wrexham

Matt Green
Matt Green scored his second goal since joining Salford from Lincoln City in December 2018

Salford City avenged their heavy Boxing Day defeat at Wrexham to end a run of four consecutive defeats.

Matt Green had been denied by Rob Lainton's fine save before the striker's scuffed volley gave his side the lead after 23 minutes.

Wrexham were on top early in the second half but Rory Gaffney's goal on the hour sealed Salford's win.

Salford moved up a place to third in the National League, one point behind second-placed Wrexham.

Wrexham manager Graham Barrow said: "You come away from home and don't expect to be faced with the opposition playing in their own half for 90% of the game.

"The disappointing thing for me is that we gave them everything they wanted really. We shouldn't have lost it.

"I can't fault the lads in terms of effort and trying to get back into the game."

Line-ups

Salford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Neal
  • 2Wiseman
  • 3Touray
  • 23Pond
  • 6Piergianni
  • 5Hogan
  • 15Nolan
  • 18Whitehead
  • 11Walker
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forBrockbankat 85'minutes
  • 7GreenSubstituted forDieseruvweat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Rooney
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 12Crocombe
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 24Brockbank

Wrexham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 18Lainton
  • 3Jennings
  • 5PearsonBooked at 51mins
  • 20WrightSubstituted forYoungat 56'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 13CarringtonSubstituted forRobertsat 67'minutes
  • 30Lawlor
  • 16Walker
  • 7Summerfield
  • 14Rutherford
  • 32Grant
  • 23BeavonSubstituted forTollittat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 2Roberts
  • 8Young
  • 10Holroyd
  • 29Tollitt
Referee:
Andrew Miller
Attendance:
4,044

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 2, Wrexham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 2, Wrexham 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Harry Brockbank replaces Rory Gaffney.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Matt Green.

  5. Booking

    Luke Young (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Kevin Roberts replaces Mark Carrington.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 2, Wrexham 0. Rory Gaffney (Salford City).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Luke Young replaces Akil Wright.

  9. Booking

    Shaun Pearson (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Ben Tollitt replaces Stuart Beavon.

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Salford City 1, Wrexham 0.

  12. Half Time

    First Half ends, Salford City 1, Wrexham 0.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 1, Wrexham 0. Matt Green (Salford City).

  14. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  15. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient28169349173257
2Wrexham27158436171953
3Salford28157653312252
4Fylde281311443202350
5Solihull Moors27146739241548
6Harrogate28138753371647
7Gateshead27144936261046
8Sutton United27121053630646
9Ebbsfleet28127940281243
10Eastleigh2812793234-243
11Barrow28116113232039
12Boreham Wood2891092829-137
13Hartlepool2899103036-636
14Barnet25105102628-235
15Dag & Red28104143034-434
16Bromley2796123741-433
17Halifax2771192631-532
18Dover2877142946-1728
19Aldershot2876152445-2127
20Havant & Waterlooville2868143952-1326
21Chesterfield27413102434-1025
22Maidenhead United2774162750-2325
23Maidstone United2764172342-1922
24Braintree2846182553-2818
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