Salford Men’s Second Team were beaten 3-2 on Wednesday night at the David Lewis Sports Ground, in a closely contested derby.
Salford started the game strong as they found an early lead after five minutes, at the hands of winger, Robbie Veasey, assisted by Alfie Morton. A well taken effort as he left the Chester defenders in his wake. Salford continued to put the pressure on, but only creating half chances.
Chester managed to find their way back into the game equalizing in the 17th minute, with a well worked goal. Salford replied almost instantly, earning themselves a penalty after 20 minutes, which they failed to convert, to the delight of the Chester defenders.
A revitalized Chester team went in front five minutes after, with a quick counterattack goal causing confusion at the back for the Salford defenders. In the 34th minute, Chester made it three, after a blocked free kick fell once again at the feet of their set piece specialist, who placed a well hit strike into the bottom corner of the net.
Salford desperately needed a spark, and they found one. A corner in the 45th minute, headed past the keeper from David Byford, once again assisted by Alfie Morton. Salford went into the break with their tails up and with much optimism for the second half.
Salford started the second half well, creating several chances early on, and cutting out any chance the Chester players tried creating. However, it was not enough, the Chester defense managed to hold out, as Salford pushed on throughout the half.
The game ended 3-2, but Salford had a lot of positives to take away from the game despite coming away with a loss.