Filled 0-3 Salford City: Class of 92 & # 39; realize Football League ambition as Ammies win the National League play-off finals as Gary and Phil Neville, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs & Nicky Butt celebrate in & # 39; e stands at Wembley
- Salford City secured promotion to the Football League for the first time in & # 39; history of & # 39; a club, after & # 39; t defeated Fylde
- Emmanuel Dieseruvwe got Salford off to a flying start by breaking the deadlock at Wembley within 15 minutes
- Center back Carl Piergianni doubled Salford's lead with a free header from a corner in the second half
- Ibou Touray then made it 3-0 after his dangerous cross fortunately got off the bench and came before the Ammies
- Salford co-owners Gary and Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham all looked out of a box
It was at hour's end that Gary Neville allowed himself an altercation with David Beckham and Nicky Butt amid euphoric celebrations in the area they found themselves in & # 39; a tribunal. The third goal had just passed in time, and victory sealed in a clash of sides owned by multi-millionaires and dedicated Salford City a small piece of history. They are the first team to reach the Football League with back-to-back promotions.
No one could say the stadium was jumping. A partisan group of Salford fans made some serious noise, but as participants accelerate through the lower divisions with the cash of tycoons like these two, there is no fan base that doesn & # 39; t match that & # 39; n stage. The attendance was 8,049. The previous lowest for the fixture in the 12 years it was held here was more than 16,000.
But that's not about Neville when the Class of & # 39; 92 to their side – along with Singaporean Peter Lim – picked up a fifth promotion in five years. When Salford manager Graham Alexander arrived on Saturday to talk, he was asked if a fifth could now be expected. & # 39; Are you kidding yourself? & # 39; he replied. & # 39; If you don't mind, I will postpone the planning for at least 24 hours. & # 39;
Salford center back Carl Piergianni leads the doubling of the lead during the play-off final at Wembley Stadium
The 27-year-old was unmarked around a corner, allowing him with a free header to double Salford's lead
Piergianni leads with his teammates to & # 39; t he Salford & # 39; s second in & # 39; s play-off final of & # 39; scored a National League
Gary and Phil Neville passionately celebrate Salford & # 39; s second goal as they hug and jump into their box at Wembley
Emmanuel Dieseruvwe got Salford off to a flying start by breaking the deadlock at Wembley within 15 minutes
The Salford City striker wheeled away in & # 39; celebration after & # 39; he had capitalized on a Danny Rowe error in & # 39; the first half
The Salford City team runs to celebrate with Dieseruvwe after & # 39; he scored the opening goal in & # 39; the play-off final of & # 39; a National League
MATCH FACTS AND PLAYER EDITS
AFC Fylde (4-2-3-1): Lynch 5.5; Burke 5 (Haughton 20 7.5), Byrne 6, Tunnicliffe 6.5, Francis-Angol 6.5; Croasdale 6.5, Philliskirk 6; Reid 5.5 (Hardy 58), Bond 5.5 (Crawford 73 6), Bradley 6.5; Rowe 6
Subs not used: Hardy, Griffiths, Odusina
Salford City (4-2-3-1): Neal 6; Pond 6, Hogan 7, Pergianni 7.5, Touray 6; Mafuta 7 (Rodney 54 6), Maynard 6.5; Wiseman 6.5, Redmond 7, Whitehead 6.5 (Shelton 68 6); Diesel 6.5 (Gaffney 77 6).
Subs not used: Walker, Crocombe, Shelton
Goals: Diesel View (15), Piergianni (53), Touray (61)
Referee: James Oldham
MOM: Nick Haughton (Fylde)
Location: Wembley Stadium
Fylde owner – the rabid Brexiteer David Haythomthwaite – takes a more vocal view on arrival in & # 39; the Football League then on leaving & # 39; an EU. His target year – 2022 – is even in the & # 39; jerseys of & # 39; a team sticks. But the team did not leave the afternoon.
Salford were without Adam Rooney – last summer's controversial £ 4,000-a-week signing from Aberdeen – that didn't punish his thieves in the process of a fine in the air during the shoot-out against Eastleigh. She hardly noticed that he was missing. They were clinical.
Mani Dieseruvwe, a nomadic forward since his release by Sheffield Wednesday four years ago, put things aside, headed home to & # 39; t Fylde & # 39; s Danny Rowe a free kick from Devonte Redmond in teammate Luke Burke and scored the ball free jump.
Fylde still played the better football in the first half, in which substitute Nick Haughton, part of an early re-shuffle to an injured defender Luke Burke, was the most driven player. Haughton stood on the ashes of a give and go that Andy Bond must have buried.
But the favorites didn't look back. Anchored by a robust backlog in which Carl Piergianni and holding midfielder Gus Mafuta were unmoved, they doubled their lead seven minutes after the restart. Piergianni rose above the Fylde defense to deposit a corner of Redmond past Jay Lynch.
The third was the most spectacular. Full-back Ibou Touray speeds through the left flank and delivers a speculative ball – half shot, half cross – that looped over Lynch and entered the fourth post.
Gary Neville (center left), Nicky Butt (center), David Beckham (center right) and Phil Neville (right) chat for the game
Neville, Beckham and Phil Neville look into a box at Wembley Stadium in Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon
It was not an achievement of Salford's exceptional individual displays, though they did not give Fylde a space where they had hoped to put in an ongoing game to use on the high Wembley field.
& # 39; It's not easy, & # 39; said Neville, when it all happened and dusted off. & # 39; You have a lot of understanding of how difficult it is and you need to make difficult decisions. We have been clinical for the last five years and sometimes you do not like yourself. I don't know how we came out of this league. It is an illogical competition that is not so competitive. But we have finally arrived. & # 39;
There will be more spending next season for an attack on League Two, although a serious challenge will materialize if we know anything about Neville. He was deep in conversation with co-owner Ryan Giggs and in no great embrace with Lim by the end.
Andrew Bond of Fylde sits across the crossbar in & # 39; the first half of & # 39; a play-off clash of the National League with Salford
Nathan Pond (left) slides in and feels Dan Bradley of Fylde during the first half of the play-off final
Thousands of fans from both clubs made the trip to look at the two sides fighting for a place in the Football League
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