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Salford City 1-1 Grimsby Town

A stunning late volley from left-back Ibou Touray preserved Salford's unbeaten home record in a League Two draw with bottom club Grimsby.

Harry Clifton struck the Mariners' opener after just two minutes, beating Vaclav Hladky at his near post with a low right-footer.

Salford have never won a Football League match in which they conceded first, and the visitors could have added an early second with one strong penalty appeal waved away and Hladky twice reacting well to deny Jay Matete and Lenell John-Lewis.

Having replaced Richie Wellens with Gary Bowyer 10 days ago in a desperate bid to salvage Salford's promotion hopes, co-owner Gary Neville was a frustrated observer as the Ammies needed 86 minutes to muster a shot on goal.

Top scorer Ian Henderson's close-range header was saved by James McKeown and Grimsby scrambled clear.

With the visitors looking set for a vital away win, Touray unleashed a stunning strike into the top corner for Salford's first goal in almost 10 hours.

In a lively finish Grimsby almost grabbed a late winner when John-Lewis was unable to bundle in on the goalline.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hladky
  • 6ClarkeSubstituted forCouttsat 76'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 16Turnbull
  • 3TourayBooked at 73mins
  • 10HunterSubstituted forGottsat 64'minutes
  • 4LoweBooked at 27mins
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 37Thomas-Asante
  • 40Henderson
  • 20DieseruvweSubstituted forTowellat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bernard
  • 14Boyd
  • 15Burgess
  • 17Towell
  • 24Gotts
  • 25Coutts
  • 31Evans

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 22Hewitt
  • 26Menayese
  • 15CliftonBooked at 19mins
  • 20MateteBooked at 73mins
  • 8Coke
  • 42LamySubstituted forSpokesat 89'minutes
  • 40PayneBooked at 50minsSubstituted forHaberghamat 69'minutes
  • 9HansonSubstituted forGreenat 85'minutes
  • 21John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 6Waterfall
  • 7Green
  • 10Williams
  • 13Battersby
  • 14Spokes
  • 36Habergham
  • 37Bennett
Referee:
Declan Bourne

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 1, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Paul Coutts (Salford City).

  4. Post update

    Sam Habergham (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Rollin Menayese.

  6. Post update

    Paul Coutts (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Giles Coke (Grimsby Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Salford City).

  9. Post update

    Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jay Matete (Grimsby Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Green.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rollin Menayese with a headed pass.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Paul Coutts (Salford City).

  15. Post update

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Luke Spokes replaces Julien Lamy.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 1, Grimsby Town 1. Ibou Touray (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by James McKeown.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Salford City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Matt Green replaces James Hanson.

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4Tranmere38189115146563
5Forest Green381711105042862
6Morecambe38188125351262
7Newport37169124739857
8Exeter3715111160431756
9Leyton Orient38168144440456
10Bradford37159134442254
11Salford3713131142311152
12Stevenage391216113433152
13Crawley381410144849-152
14Carlisle36156154944551
15Harrogate38147174042-249
16Port Vale39138185052-247
17Scunthorpe37137173845-746
18Oldham39129185565-1045
19Mansfield39917134551-644
20Walsall38818123946-742
21Barrow37118184447-341
22Colchester39816153653-1740
23Southend38811192350-2735
24Grimsby38712192956-2733
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