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Bradford Park Avenue 1-2 Salford City: Salford Come Back From Early Penalty To Beat Bradford Park Avenue

Despite conceding an early goal from the penalty spot away to Bradford Park Avenue, Salford came back to register a 2-1 win.

The Ammies found themselves behind quickly in the game, when Salford defender Carl Piergianni clipped Nicky Clee inside the box.

Oli Johnson stepped up and converted the penalty on 15 minutes for the home side, a lead they took into half time.

A quick second half double turned the game on its head though, with Mike Phenix striking Salford level first on 70 minutes.

Gus Mafuta, who had just entered the game when Phenix netted his goal, completed a rapid turnaround with a goal on 72 minutes.

Then, in possibly the talking point of the match, Salford goalkeeper Max Crocombe was shown a red card on 88 minutes for an incident well away from the ball.

Nobody seemed to know what had occurred initially, before it was discovered the red card had been issued to Crocombe for the goalkeeper urinating.

Certainly a unique sending off, it was one for the non-league collection, but ultimately did not alter the outcome of the game, with some resilient defending and a makeshift goalkeeper in striker Richie Allen being enough to see Salford through with all three points.

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