Northampton Town 0-1 Salford City

Ethan Galbraith scored the game’s only goal as Salford claimed their first victory over Northampton with a 1-0 win at Sixfields.

Salford’s third successive away triumph came courtesy of Galbraith’s crisp finish late in the first half as they moved within two points of the League Two automatic-promotion places.

The opening 25 minutes were cagey and lacked any sort of goalmouth action before things warmed up.

Visiting goalkeeper Tom King was twice called into action in a matter of minutes either side of the half-hour mark, reacting smartly from Kieron Bowie and doing likewise to deny Sam Hoskins.

King also tipped over Sam Sherring’s back-post effort, but Salford scored against the run of play in first half stoppage time when Ibou Touray’s cutback was side-footed into the bottom corner by Galbraith.

Bowie curled a fine effort just wide moments after the restart, but Northampton struggled to turn their dominance of possession into clear-cut chances throughout the second half and succumbed to their second 1-0 defeat in the space of four days.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

formation 4-4-2

  • 1Burgers
  • 20LintottSubstituted forCrossat 84′minutes
  • 6Sherring
  • 5Guthrie
  • 14Koike
  • 11PinnockBooked at 53mins
  • 12Leonard
  • 4SowerbySubstituted forFoxat 84′minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 7Hoskins
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forFelix-Eppiahat 66′minutes
  • 19Bowie

Substitutes

  • 8Fox
  • 21Felix-Eppiah
  • 22Odimayo
  • 2. 3Maxted
  • 24Haynes
  • 34Cross
  • 35Dyche

Salford

formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1King
  • 35O’BrienSubstituted forEasthamat 62′minutes
  • 42Vassell
  • 26Leake
  • 24Bolton
  • 6Watt
  • 7Watson
  • 3Touray
  • 16Galbraith
  • 9HendrySubstituted forSmithat 76′minutes
  • 10BaileySubstituted forlundaat 90+4′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 8lunda
  • 11Simões Inácio
  • 12Chapman
  • 17Smith
  • 19Tolaj
  • 22Jenkins

Referees:
Lee Swabey

Attendance:
5,577

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