After picking up their first three points last week against Monzo, Modulr went into this game quietly confident of causing an upset against SaltPay. However, a hat trick from Killian McManus was the difference for SaltPay as they picked up their third win of the season to keep pace with Revolut at the top of the table.
Modulr started the game the brighter side, and talisman Charlie Newman opened the scoring with an excellent finish from a tight angle. SaltPay bounced back with a well-taken goal of their own, scored by Mufid Alkhaddour after some brilliant play from Hasan Makki. Newman quickly added his second, and slotted away his third on the stroke of half time to ensure Modulr went into the half time interval with a slender 3-2 lead.
SaltPay were clearly frustrated by their first half performance and their manager Josiah Senu tore into the team at half time. Whatever he said had the desired effect as SaltPay came out all guns blazing in the second half, throwing bodies forward and creating some excellent attacking overloads. McManus and Dominic Scheitz took were fantastic and most of SaltPay's good work came through them.
A ruthless brace from Scheitz saw Saltpay take the lead for the first time in the game, a lead that they didn’t look like losing. Whilst David Mather added his first goal of the season, a late hat trick for McManus put the game out of reach for Modulr.
Although Modulr came into this came as underdogs, Newman will be disappointed not to come away with anything from the game after such a strong start to the game. However, lots to build on ahead of their clash with Onfido.
Meanwhile, after Paysafe's surprise defeat SaltPay are now Revolut's closest rivals and sit ready to pounce on any slip ups.
Final Score: SaltPay 9 vs 5 Modulr
Man of the Match: Killian McManus