Background
Match Report

Town 0 Salford 1

Devonte Redmond's second half penalty proved decisive as Salford City came out on top in Wednesday night's televised clash at The CNG Stadium.

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe had gone down under Ryan Fallowfield's challenge, with Town unable to recover and breach a defence that had gone five matches without shipping a goal.

Simon Weaver made one change to his starting line-up, breaking a sequence of seven unchanged starting line-ups as Joe Leesley replaced George Thomson.

The first chance fell the way of the visitors 16 minutes in when Nathan Pond headed a free kick towards goal, only for James Belshaw to palm over the bar.

Town responded with a chance of their own as Jack Emmett released Ryan Fallowfield, who tried to square for Mark Beck, though Christopher Neal stuck out a leg to intercept the pull back.

The returning Leesley tried his luck with an ambitious 25 yarder on his right foot, but was a fraction too high as Town finished the half strongly.

With ten minutes of the half remaining Leesley's free kick was met by Warren Burrell, but the defender couldn't direct his attempt either side of Neal who claimed.

A better chance fell the way of Beck five minutes later when Fallowfield flashed a ball across the face of goal, but Town's number nine couldn't get enough on his header to put his side ahead.

Despite the strong finish from Town, Salford started the second half brighter, forcing an incredible doube save from Belshaw who twice denied Carl Piergianni at the far post.

Two minutes later The Ammies were awarded a penalty when Diesurevwe went down under the challenge of Fallowfield, allowing Redmond to step up and open the scoring.

Jack Muldoon almost came up with an equaliser in the 70th minute, but couldn't guide Leesley's cross under the bar, moments before substitute George Thomson's header also cleared the goal after Kelvin Langmead's flick on.

Town threw men forward in the hope of an equaliser, but Salford hung on to their sixth consecutive clean sheet with Liam Hogan and Lois Maynard making crucial late headers.

Harrogate Town: Belshaw, Fallowfield, Falkingham (Williams 90+3), Howe, Burrell, Emmett (Thomson 74), Beck, Leesley, Langmead, Kerry, Muldoon

Subs not used: Cracknell, Kitching, Woods

Booked: Fallowfield

Salford City: Neal, Wiseman, Touray, Mafuta, Hogan, Piergianni, Maynard, Redmond, Pond, Gaffney (Green 64), Dieseruvwe

Subs not used: Crocombe, Walker, Whitehead, Rooney

Goals: Redmond 51 (p)

Booked: Mafuta, Pond, Piergianni

Referee: M Woods

Attendance: 1700
Match Result
Town
Town
0
Salford City
Salford City
Redmond 51 (p)
1
The CNG Stadium
7:45PM Wednesday 27 March 2019
Attendance 1700
League Table
1
FC Halifax Town
32
2
Bromley
32
3
Yeovil Town
31
4
Barrow
28
5
Notts County
27
6
Solihull Moors
27
7
Woking
27
8
Harrogate Town
26
9
Torquay United
25
10
Barnet
25
11
Boreham Wood
24
12
Dagenham & Redbridge
24
13
Eastleigh
24
14
Dover Athletic
24
15
Hartlepool United
23
16
Maidenhead United
21
17
Stockport County
21
18
Chesterfield
18
19
Aldershot Town
18
20
Sutton United
16
21
Wrexham
16
22
AFC Fylde
16
23
Chorley
13
24
Ebbsfleet United
10