Salford City came from behind to win a point for the first time this season thanks to James Wilson’s equaliser against Carlisle United.
The striker came off the bench and kept his calm to turn in the box and rifle a shot past the stranded Paul Farman.
George Tanner had given Carlisle the lead when his low shot from outside the box found it’s way into the bottom left-hand corner in the 11th minute.
However The Cumbrians didn’t test the Salford defence much beyond that, and The Ammies were deserving of a point at the least.
The result means that Salford will now surpass a year since the last league defeat at The Peninsula Stadium, a run of 16 games (W8 D8 F28 A11). It’s the sort of statistic Richie Wellens says is important to give opponents something to fear coming to Salford.
“I thought from the first minute to the last we were dominant in possession, in terms of making chances, in terms of getting in and around their area. I thought first half we could have put balls into their box a little bit sooner or played forward a little bit quicker.
“We made a mistake from a set play but then the response was really good, we stuck to what we think we’re good at, we passed the ball for fun, we made chances second half.
“We mentioned it at half time, we’ve got a couple of things that we don’t want to lose, we’ve got this home record, we’ve got this niche on our back that we can’t come from behind since the club’s been in the league. We didn’t get the win and come back from behind to win but only positives today, I thought the players were excellent, outstanding performances across the board.
“Sometimes you can turn up in these games, and you’re dominant, you’re making chances and their keeper’s pulled off a few good saves, and you kind of think it’s not our day and you lose the game.
“That has a knock-on effect, a bigger effect, but when you’re actually like “ok lads, we were very good today but we didn’t get beat”, that keeps our points tally ticking over and it just means that again, once you get into this run of unbeaten [games] at home, the next opposition that comes will be aware that we don’t get beat at home so it makes it a tougher game for them.”
Salford drop to fifth after Morecambe’s win against Barrow, but The Ammies head to the Lancashire coast on Tuesday night looking to leapfrog The Shrimps with a game in hand.