Salford City 2-1 Northampton Town

Salford City secured a hard-earned 2-1 win against Northampton Town – their first home league win since August.

In the process, the Ammies completed an impressive double league win over the Cobblers.

Former Cobblers player Ryan Watson had already gone close for Salford before they struck after nine minutes.

Jason Lowe’s header hit the post but Ethan Galbraith was perfectly placed to tap home the rebound.

Salford’s debut goalkeeper Alex Cairns was at fault for Northampton’s equaliser.

He narrowly missed Sam Hoskins’ 12-yard shot past him after Akin Odimayo’s initial effort was blocked.

The Ammies were back in front 11 minutes later when Watson played in Conor McAleny, who slotted home from a corner.

It was almost 3-1 to Salford on the hour when Matt Smith’s header was cleared off the line by Marc Leonard.

Odin Bailey also went close when his low shot flew inches wide of the far post.

The Cobblers had a lot of possession in the second half, but were unable to create a clear chance to equalize.

The report is provided by PA Media.

They set up


Forming 4-3-3

  • 12Cairns
  • 4Lowe
  • 42Vassell
  • 26Leakage
  • 3Touray
  • 16GalbraithBooked in 56 minutes
  • 6Watt
  • 7Watson
  • 10BaileyReplaced byBoltonon 66′minute
  • 17Smith
  • 18McAlenyReplaced byTolajon 75′minute


  • 1King
  • 5Eastham
  • 19Tolaj
  • 23Berkoe
  • 24Bolton
  • 45Humbles
  • 50Henderson


Forming 4-2-3-1

  • 1BurgesReplaced byMaxtedon 45′minute
  • 3McGowan
  • 6Sherring
  • 5Guthrie
  • 22OdimayoReplaced bySowerbyon 88′minute
  • 8Fox
  • 12Leonard
  • 21Felix-EpiaReplaced byHyltonon 72′minute
  • 11PinnockBooked for 60 min
  • 7Hoskins
  • 19BowieReplaced byAppéréon 79′minute


  • 4Sowerby
  • 9Appéré
  • 10Hylton
  • 20Lintott
  • 23Maxted
  • 24Haynes
  • 35Dyche

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