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Stevenage 0-1 Salford City

Struggling Stevenage remained seven points from safety following defeat at home to Salford.

Brandon Thomas-Asante scored the winner as Boro paid the price for some wasteful finishing

The home side started in confident fashion, with Luther James-Wildin forcing Kyle Letheren into a seventh-minute save.

Jake Cassidy fired an effort wide on 19 minutes, before James Wilson went close with a curler at the other end seconds later.

West Ham loanee Dan Kemp dipped a free-kick just over for Boro on 26 minutes, before Cassidy was marginally off target four minutes later.

Stevenage were dealt a blow when Thomas-Asante headed home from Ibou Touray's cross on 32 minutes.

Letheren did brilliantly to tip over a Kemp effort after he got through on goal just after the restart.

Charlie Lakin fired wide from close range, before Cassidy was inches away with a bending effort 15 minutes from time.

Sub Tom Elliott headed over late on, but Boro now face a desperate fight for survival.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 4Digby
  • 6SoaresBooked at 59mins
  • 39Leesley
  • 34ListSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 62'minutes
  • 7Carter
  • 26Dabo
  • 32LakinSubstituted forParkhouseat 83'minutes
  • 42KempSubstituted forParrettat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20Cassidy

Substitutes

  • 3Reading
  • 13Bastien
  • 16Iontton
  • 18Parrett
  • 27El-Abd
  • 35Mackail-Smith
  • 44Parkhouse

Salford

  • 12Letheren
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Burgess
  • 3TourayBooked at 90mins
  • 45HunterSubstituted forTowellat 70'minutes
  • 29O'ConnorBooked at 37mins
  • 16BaldwinBooked at 26mins
  • 44ConwaySubstituted forPondat 81'minutes
  • 28Thomas-AsanteBooked at 68mins
  • 49WilsonSubstituted forElliottat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 9Rooney
  • 11Elliott
  • 17Towell
  • 23Pond
  • 26Carvalho Andrade
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
3,246

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home23
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Salford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Salford City 1.

Attempt missed. Diaguely Dabo (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Stevenage).

Cameron Burgess (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Richard Towell (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Attempt missed. David Parkhouse (Stevenage) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Parrett with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Richard Towell.

Attempt blocked. David Parkhouse (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Cassidy.

Foul by Charlie Carter (Stevenage).

Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. David Parkhouse replaces Charlie Lakin.

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Salford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ibou Touray with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Nathan Pond replaces Craig Conway.

Foul by Joe Leesley (Stevenage).

Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Tom Elliott replaces James Wilson.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ibou Touray.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Parrett replaces Daniel Kemp.

Attempt missed. Cameron Burgess (Salford City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ibou Touray with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Joe Leesley (Stevenage).

Craig Conway (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daniel Kemp.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Richard Towell replaces Ashley Hunter.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ashley Hunter.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Booking

Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Digby (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

Attempt blocked. Jake Cassidy (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Mackail-Smith with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Elliott List.

Attempt missed. Ashley Eastham (Salford City) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ibou Touray with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Elliott List.

Booking

Tom Soares (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Soares (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon33196857362163
2Exeter33189650361463
3Crewe33187860402061
4Plymouth32186853361760
5Cheltenham321412647262154
6Port Vale34141284640654
7Colchester341313847341352
8Northampton331571147361152
9Bradford34131294135651
10Forest Green341210124139246
11Salford341111124444044
12Cambridge34128143844-644
13Walsall34127153546-1143
14Crawley34914114546-141
15Grimsby321011113840-241
16Newport311010112727040
17Leyton Orient34911144352-938
18Oldham34813133752-1537
19Scunthorpe3399154150-936
20Mansfield34811154653-735
21Carlisle33811143350-1735
22Morecambe3479183256-2430
23Macclesfield33714123139-829
24Stevenage34313182345-2222
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