Salford City host Notts County at the Peninsula Stadium in Friday night action in League Two. Salford have had a less than stellar start to the season, sitting in the bottom half of the table whereas Notts County sit in the automatic promotion places with four wins already.
Salford City sit 18th in League Two after just seven games this season. With two wins, one draw and four losses, leaving them with just seven points. Though they already have a four point buffer to the relegation zone they’ll be ready to jump up the table with a three point haul this Friday.
In their last five games Salford have four losses and one win, that win coming in the League Cup. The win came against Championship Leeds United where Matt Smith opened the scoring for Salford before Pascal Struijk equalised. The tie went to penalties where Salford went on to win 9 - 8. Accrington Stanley raced into their lead with a double before halftime and though Ryan Watson converted his penalty late on, it wasn’t enough as Salford lost 2 - 1. Matty Lund was sent off late on as Morecambe won 1 - 0 through a goal from Michael Mellon. In the Football League Trophy Salford slumped to a 3 - 0 loss to Bolton as Carlos Gomez, Ricardo Santos and Aaron Morley all scored.
Salford City’s last outing in League Two was a 2 - 1 loss to Walsall. Though Smith opened the scoring for Salford, Freddie Draper and Oisin McEntee both scored to give Walsall the 2 - 1 win.
Notts County have had an impressive start to the season. In seven games, Notts County have four wins, two draws, one loss and 14 points. This leaves Notts County just one point within the automatic promotion spots and just one point off of Gillingham in top spot.
Three of Notts County’s wins came in their last four league games. Macaulay Langstaff bagged a brace with Jodi Jones also scoring in the 3 - 1 win over Doncaster. David McGoldrick and Connell Rawlinson were on the scoresheet this time in the 2 - 1 win over Tranmere and a Daniel Crowley goal and another Langstaff brace gave Notts County the 3 - 1 win over Accrington Stanley. The final league outing for Notts was a draw against MK Dons. Daniel Harvie opened the scoring for The Dons but Kyle Cameron managed to grab an equaliser and a point for Notts County.
Notts County’s last time out was in the Football League Trophy against Wolves’ U21 team. The only goal for Notts County was an own goal from Justin Hubner in the 95th minute as the Wolves U21 took the 2 - 1 win.
Salford City and Notts County have only played each other once. This came back in 2015 in the FA Cup. Danny Webber and Richie Allen scored in the 2 - 0 win in the First Round, making this Friday their game on Friday the first time they’ve met in league action.
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