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James Wilson, Salford CitySalford City were denied a first win against Crawley Town after the visitors salvaged a draw.

James Wilson found the back of the net yet again shortly before the hour mark with a left-footed effort.

However George Francomb equalised after making a run at the back stick and capitalising on a parried shot.

A tough result after another positive performance, but interim Head Coach Paul Scholes felt a point was fair.

“Possibly in the end, they came onto us in the last 20-25 minutes, we dipped a little bit I suppose but we’ve had a tough couple of weeks. Training’s been hard, the way we want them to play.

“It was a little bit difficult we wanted to play on the front foot, we wanted to get to the ball and we just fell a little bit short. I still think at times we played well, missed that quality in the last third really which was disappointing.

“But honestly it was always going to be hard, if you don’t put teams away they’re capable of coming on strong in the last 20 minutes and scoring as we’ve found out today.”

Di'Shon Bernard, Salford CityThere was also a debut for Manchester United loanee Di’Shon Bernard who replaced Oscar Threlkeld, and Scholes was happy with. the 20-year-old’s debut.

“He did well, something new a new experience for him. He can play centre-half, he can play central midfield, he can play right back at a push as well so good experience.

“I thought he did well, he did everything he needed to do and hopefully he pushes on.”


Having scored in each of the games against Morecambe, Tranmere Rovers and Southend United, Wilson made it four goals in four.

Set up by Ian Henderson, the striker cut in from the right and whipped an excellent finish into the far post past Glenn Morris.

It’s the best run of form in the 24-year-old’s career, and a change in lifestyle has been a big contributing factor.

“I think overall the feeling is a bit like the weather, leaves a lot to be desired, but delighted to get the goal and keep that run going for me personally. It’s just the team performance and we were unlucky not to get the win. We said at half time it was going to be a scrappy second half and we just had to dig in and try and find a win. We got the upper hand with the goal, but like you say it was a scrappy and disappointing goal to concede.

“I’m in good form at the moment, I’m a lot more confident than I have been recently. I think changes in my lifestyle have been a big factor in that so big ups to the nutrition side of things and the staff at the Club that have been brilliant with me, and I think that’s showing in my performances.

The Ammies are back on the road on Tuesday night with a visit to Scunthorpe United, and Wilson feels the games coming quickly are only a benefit.

“They’re momentum and the opportunity to bounce back, I think especially after the Port Vale game we had a chance within two or three days to show up and we ended up getting the win so we’ll feel disappointed tonight then we’ll build on that into the next few games and the next game.”