Salford City FC become league champions
The referee’s whistle sent champagne corks popping across The Peninsula Stadium as Salford were crowned champions of the Vanarama National League North
It’s party time for the Class of ‘92 again - after their football club Salford City FC became league champions.
Salford slipped up at home to Boston United, losing 2-1, but the result didn’t matter as Harrogate Town also lost.
The referee’s whistle sent champagne corks popping across The Peninsula Stadium as Salford were crowned champions of the Vanarama National League North.
Owner and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs got a thorough soaking with champagne as the cup was presented.
The club, co-owned by Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, will play in the National League next season, facing the likes of Chesterfield, Leyton Orient and Hartlepool.
This season's win marks a remarkable four years for the club - which has seen them promoted three times. In a congratulatory message on social media the Class of 92 said: "Champions, Salford City football club, three promotions in four years is an unbelievable achievement.
Congratulations to all the players and staff you've had a great season, well done. And a big thank you to all the fans for the tremendous support throughout the season. Now let's go to the National League."
The club will now be playing in the fifth tier of English football, with their Football League dream ever nearer.
Salford hit the headlines when featuring in the TV series ‘Class of 92: Out of their League’ in 2015 and the following month they participated in the FA Cup first round for the first time, beating Notts County in front of the live BBC cameras before bowing out to Hartlepool in a replay.
The owners shared a message via the club’s twitter feed with Gary Neville saying: “Champions, Salford City Football Club, three promotions in four years, unbelievable achievement.”
Butt added: “Congratulations to the players, you’ve had a tremendous season, well done” while Scholes went on to say “now let’s go to the National League!”