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Salford City 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

A boring game between Salford and AFC Wimbledon ended in a 0-0 draw.

It was the hosts’ fourth straight game without a goal, while the Dons rarely seemed to break through.

The best chance of the first half fell to Salford’s Jack Jenkins, with a low ball from Ibou Touray on the other side of the area. With goalkeeper Nikola Tzanev out of position, the defenders on the line closed the gap and Jenkins’s shot hit the post.

The clearest opening for the visitors came with leading scorer Josh Davison, who caught Harry Pell’s knockout blow but had his finish off the post by Tom King.

Just before the break, Wimbledon nearly broke the deadlock when Ethan Chislett pounced on a loose ball. Although he circled King perfectly, he was unable to land his finisher from a tight angle on target.

The game continued along the same lines in the second half.

Salford’s Luke Bolton was denied a striking goal from distance, Tzanev shoved his shot wide and Callum Hendry’s curler narrowly cleared the crossbar.

Wimbledon’s best chance of the second half saw Davison’s header picked up by King, despite the goalkeeper being hampered by the post.

Substitute Matt Smith came close to snatching victory from Salford in the dying minutes, but Tzanev’s complete save ensured his side took home a point.

Match report provided by PA Media.

lineups

Salford

Training 3-3-3-1

  • 1King
  • 26Filtration
  • 42VassellReserved at 40 minutes
  • 25narteyReplaced forBerkoëa Four. Five’minutes
  • 6WattReserved at 90 minutes
  • 3Touray
  • sixteenGalbraith
  • 22JenkinsReplaced forwatsona 58′minutes
  • 24BoltonReserved at 78 minutes
  • 8lundReplaced forblacksmitha 73′minutes
  • 36dackersReplaced forHendrya 58′minutes

substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 7watson
  • 9Hendry
  • elevenSimões Inacio
  • 12Chapman
  • 17blacksmith
  • 23Berkoë

Wimbledon

Training 4-2-3-1

  • 1Tzanev
  • twogunter
  • 30KalambayiReserved at 40 minutes
  • 12tug
  • 26resume
  • 4Woodyard
  • 19Maghoma
  • elevenchislett
  • 8peel
  • 25SeniorReplaced forFishermana 66′minutes
  • 9davidson

substitutes

  • 6Swamp
  • 13Broome
  • fifteenpierce
  • 18Hudlin
  • 24curve
  • 29Fisherman
  • 33ogundere

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