Salford City

Salford City were forced to share the points in their League Two fixture away to Port Vale, with a 1-1 draw at Vale Park.

The hosts took the lead thanks to an own goal from defender Callum Burgess. Burgess tried to clear a threatening cross which unfortunately deflected off of goalkeeper Kyle Letherhen and into the back of the net.

This was before substitute Tom Elliot fired home the equaliser for Salford 15 minutes from time. He met Richie Towell’s cross at the back post, heading the ball from a tight angle and levelling the score.

The goal marked Elliot’s first for the Amps in only his second appearance for the club. The forward had signed from Championship side Millwall earlier in the transfer window, and has instantly made an impact for Graham Alexander’s men.

“I want to score goals, I want to help the team. That’s what I’m gonna do.” said Elliot in a post match interview. “Everyone’s got the same target…we’ve got to keep that (form) going.”

The game was an even but frustrating affair for both teams. Neither side could make the most of their chances, with each only managing to record 2 shots on target throughout the whole 90 minutes.

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The draw has moved Salford up to 11th place in the table, one point clear of 12th placed Newport County. However, Newport do hold 3 games in hand over Salford.

Up next for Salford is a home game against Crawley Town, where Salford will be looking to keep pushing for the playoffs, and keep their good run of form going.

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