Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Salford City 0.
Swindon rallied following the first-half dismissal of Harry McKirdy to claim their first point of the season with a 0-0 draw at home to Salford.
McKirdy felt he should have had a penalty after 25 minutes when Theo Vassell bundled him over in the box, but the referee waved away claims for a spot-kick.
Conor McAleny nearly gave Salford the lead three minutes later when he shot just wide from a Callum Hendry cut back and then he failed to make contact with the ball after Luke Bolton picked him out just before the half-hour mark.
Salford were then given a further boost when McKirdy was sent off before half-time. The Swindon forward received a second booking for a strong challenge just inside the Salford half, having been booked for complaining to the referee earlier in the game.
Despite being a man down, Swindon almost took the lead through Jacob Wakeling in the 53rd minute when he flicked a Remeao Hutton cross just wide of the far post.
After an hour Town goalkeeper Sol Brynn made a wonderful save to deny Hendry after he met a cross with a volley as Swindon held on for a point.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 34BrennanSubstituted forClaytonat 45'minutes
- 6BaudryBooked at 15mins
- 21MacDonaldBooked at 74mins
- 7GladwinSubstituted forAguiarat 90+1'minutes
- 5ReedBooked at 55mins
- 23KhanSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes
- 28ShadeBooked at 19minsSubstituted forDarcyat 45'minutesBooked at 69mins
- 11McKirdyBooked at 43mins
- 24WakelingBooked at 36minsSubstituted forAdeloyeat 76'minutes
- 24BoltonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes
- Andy Woolmer
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Salford City 0.
Attempt missed. Elliot Watt (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Angus MacDonald.
Attempt blocked. Callum Hendry (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith.
Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Hendry.
Attempt blocked. Ibou Touray (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Ricky Aguiar replaces Ben Gladwin.
Attempt missed. Callum Hendry (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ibou Touray.
Attempt blocked. Tomi Adeloye (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Hendry with a cross.
Ryan Watson (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Swindon Town).
Attempt saved. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Smith.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Gladwin.
Attempt blocked. Tomi Adeloye (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Jonathan Williams replaces Saidou Khan.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Tomi Adeloye replaces Jacob Wakeling.
Substitution, Salford City. Matt Smith replaces Luke Bolton.
Angus MacDonald (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.