James Wilson preserves Salford’s unbeaten home record with equaliser



Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by PA

James Wilson preserves Salford’s unbeaten home record with equaliser

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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