A thriller of a cup tie ended with Salford reaching the Carabao Cup third round with a 9-8 victory on penalties, Ossama Ashley proving the hero. The midfielder’s first effort was saved by Karl Darlow to his left but the referee, Oliver Langford, correctly ruled Leeds’ goalkeeper was yards off his line. Take two and Ashley, signed from Colchester this summer, made no mistake, this time blazing home to Darlow’s left, this coming after Jamie Shackleton had hit the 19th kick off Alex Cairns’ bar.
Cue pandemonium and a pitch invasion as Salford progressed to round three for the first time having recovered after Pascal Struijk bundled in a free-kick from the substitute Sam Greenwood to cancel out Matt Smith’s opening-half strike.
Written by Jamie Jackson at the Peninsula Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/aug/29/salford-city-leeds-united-carabao-cup-match-report under the title “Ashley takes second chance to fire Salford to shootout victory over Leeds”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.