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Class of '92 prove they've still got it after friendly with Salford City

  • Class of '92 legends rolled back the years in a charity friendly with Salford City on Sunday.
  • NQ's Lauren Brassington was at the newly-rebranded Peninsula Stadium to report.

The new Peninsula Stadium was full to the brim on Sunday evening as Class of ’92 legends played Salford City in a charity friendly.

Salford City owners Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary and Phil Neville all put their boots back on and rolled back the years in a 4-4 draw against the Ammies.

It was an entertaining game to say the least, as stars such as Danny Webber, Dwight Yorke and Jamie Carragher, all teamed up alongside their ex-teammates.

Ahead of kick off, both teams were led out by members of the armed forces, in honour of Remembrance Sunday.

The game was lively, with a few early chances by Scholes and Yorke, but it was Danny Webber who made it 1-0 to the Class of '92. The former Salford forward slotted it nicely underneath ex-Burnley goalkeeper Tony Aghayere.

Dwight Yorke soon made it 2-0 with 15 minutes on the clock, after getting an easy touch in the penalty area.

Ex- Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher received some stick from supporters after some messy defending allowed Salford's Anthony Dudley to score in the 21st minute - but two minutes later, Emmanuel Dieseruvwe gave Salford the equaliser.

Shortly after, Jack Redshaw gave Salford the lead after neatly converting a penalty on the 33rd minute. Ex-Manchester City legend Shay Given was unable to save down to his bottom right.

Ultimately it was Danny Webber who was the standout player of the first half, after bagging a hat-trick. Goals from the striker in the 37th and 40th minute made it 4-3 to the Class of '92.

After a hectic first half, the second seemed quieter yet the National League North dominators still bit back with an equaliser from Scott Burton.

The Ammies may have been at half pace after Saturday's National League North victory, but they still managed to end the match with a result.

Fans were delighted to see some familiar faces, as players thanked supporters with a lap of the pitch after the full-time whistle.

Salford City next play North Ferriby United in the Vanarama League on Saturday 8th November with a 3pm kick-off. They are now seven points clear at the top of the league.

 

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