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Swindon Town 0-0 Salford City

Swindon rallied following the first-half dismissal of Harry McKirdy to claim their first point of the season with a 0-0 draw at home to Salford.

McKirdy felt he should have had a penalty after 25 minutes when Theo Vassell bundled him over in the box, but the referee waved away claims for a spot-kick.

Conor McAleny nearly gave Salford the lead three minutes later when he shot just wide from a Callum Hendry cut back and then he failed to make contact with the ball after Luke Bolton picked him out just before the half-hour mark.

Salford were then given a further boost when McKirdy was sent off before half-time. The Swindon forward received a second booking for a strong challenge just inside the Salford half, having been booked for complaining to the referee earlier in the game.

Despite being a man down, Swindon almost took the lead through Jacob Wakeling in the 53rd minute when he flicked a Remeao Hutton cross just wide of the far post.

After an hour Town goalkeeper Sol Brynn made a wonderful save to deny Hendry after he met a cross with a volley as Swindon held on for a point.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Brynn
  • 34BrennanSubstituted forClaytonat 45'minutes
  • 6BaudryBooked at 15mins
  • 21MacDonaldBooked at 74mins
  • 2Hutton
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forAguiarat 90+1'minutes
  • 5ReedBooked at 55mins
  • 23KhanSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes
  • 28ShadeBooked at 19minsSubstituted forDarcyat 45'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 11McKirdyBooked at 43mins
  • 24WakelingBooked at 36minsSubstituted forAdeloyeat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Clayton
  • 8Williams
  • 9Adeloye
  • 10Darcy
  • 12Ward
  • 17Aguiar
  • 26Harries

Salford

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1King
  • 4Lowe
  • 42Vassell
  • 25Nartey
  • 24BoltonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes
  • 7Watson
  • 6Watt
  • 3Touray
  • 18McAleny
  • 10Thomas-Asante
  • 9Hendry

Substitutes

  • 17Smith
  • 23Berkoe
  • 26Leak
  • 29Sargent
  • 31Torrance
  • 35O'Brien
  • 36Dackers
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
9,158

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Salford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Salford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Watt (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Angus MacDonald.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Hendry (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Hendry.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ibou Touray (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Ricky Aguiar replaces Ben Gladwin.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Hendry (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ibou Touray.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tomi Adeloye (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Hendry with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Ryan Watson (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Swindon Town).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Smith.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Gladwin.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tomi Adeloye (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jonathan Williams replaces Saidou Khan.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Tomi Adeloye replaces Jacob Wakeling.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Matt Smith replaces Luke Bolton.

  20. Booking

    Angus MacDonald (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

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