LEWIS Salmon came off the bench to snatch a brilliant last-minute equaliser for Trafford in a hugely entertaining 1-1 home draw against Marske United.

The visitors shaded the opening minutes with Leon Scott firing straight at Matty Cooper in the eighth minute and speedy left winger Curtis Round cracking a low drive inches past the far post.

In the 23rd minute Trafford striker Jordan Johnson struck a superb free kick from 20 yards that was brilliantly pushed past the post by Jack Norton, while at the other end home skipper Sam Egerton blocked bravely to deny Matthew Waters.

Just before half time Jordan Johnson had another good chance to put the hosts ahead but Norton left his line to save from point-blank range.

The experienced and well-organised Marske side dominated the opening exchanges in the second half with Waters curling a great drive against the bar before Andrew Stephenson fired them ahead in the 67th minute, crashing home from eight yards after Cooper parried a shot from the left.

Marske appeared to be heading for victory with some cool, possession football when midfielder Scott was sent off for foolishly kicking out at Ross Davidson with just five minutes remaining.

And Trafford capitalised when, in the first minute of stoppage time, left-back Joel Amado broke down his flank and crossed hard and low to the near post where Salmon arrived to flick the ball into the roof of the net with the outside of his foot.

Despite appeals for a penalty in the dying seconds by the North Easterners, the final whistle signalled the end of an enthralling encounter that stretched Trafford’s unbeaten run to four games.

On Saturday, Tom Baker's boys host a mouth-watering FA Cup second qualifying round tie against National League North outfit, and ex-Football League side, Darlington (3pm).