Salford 1-1 Carlisle: James Wilson strike rescues hosts unbeaten home record
Saturday 20 February 2021 17:31, UK
Substitute James Wilson rescued Salford’s unbeaten home record in a 1-1 draw with League Two promotion rivals Carlisle.
The former Manchester United striker produced a wonderfully composed finish just three minutes after coming on, denying the visitors a huge win at the Peninsula Stadium.
The Ammies dominated possession but fell behind early when Carlisle right-back George Tanner struck a low half-volley beyond Vaclav Hladky.
It was a sweet moment for the former Manchester United youth player in front of Salford’s Class of 92 owners Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
Salford had already seen a Paul Coutts goal ruled out for a foul and swarmed forward after the break.
Jason Lowe was denied by Carlisle goalkeeper Paul Farman when clean through and top scorer Ian Henderson wasted a great headed chance.
Boss Richie Wellens threw on Brandon Thomas-Asante and Wilson, with the pair combining for the equaliser 11 minutes from time.
Thomas-Asante was denied by Farman, but the ball fell to Wilson who swivelled and blasted home to leave Salford two points off the top three.
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