Gary Neville leads Salford celebrations as Man Utd legend’s club make playoffs by one GOAL

GARY NEVILLE has led the celebrations for Salford City, who have made the League Two playoffs.

But the Ammies were made to sweat, after they were beaten 1-0 at home to Gillingham on Monday.

Salford City have scrapped into the League Two playoffs


Salford City have scrapped into the League Two playoffsCredit: Getty

Goal difference proved to be the decisive factor – with both Salford and Mansfield Town finishing their campaign on 75 points.

The Stags managed a 2-0 win away at Colchester – which put their goal difference up to +17.

Astonishingly, Salford ended their campaign with a +18 goal difference.

However, if Salford had conceded another and the goal differences were level, it would have been Mansfield who made the playoffs instead on goals for.

Like many of their fans, Neville was relieved after the final whistle.

And the Sky Sports host took to Twitter to share his happiness at the club’s achievement.

He wrote: “I did not enjoy that @SalfordCityFC! 😧! Well done lads over the season and to all the other teams! 👍🏻🙏”

Salford were taken over by ex-Man Utd stars Nicky ButtRyan GiggsGary NevillePhil Neville, and Paul Scholes in 2014, with each owning a 10 per cent stake in the club.

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Singapore businessman Peter Lim owns the rest, although he sold a further 10 per cent to David Beckham in 2019.


Under the management duo of Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley, they were crowned NPL Division One North champions in 2015, won the NPL Premier Division play-offs in 2016, and the National League North title in 2018.

This success was followed in 2019 with promotion to the English Football League (EFL) after winning the 2019 National League play-off Final, under the stewardship of Graham Alexander.

Salford won the EFL Trophy in their début campaign.

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