Yeugggghhhh! What was worse – the scoreline or the sight of Warrington supporters taking off their shirts and wazzing them round like half a dozen would be blubbering Geordies?
You'd think they'd won the cup. But little did they know that Salford could have been playing a team of dustbins today and lost. Yes, it's the annual curse of the Moor Lane opening fixture. Salford City never win the first game of the season. And, er, today was no exception.
In front at half time, thanks to a Jack Redshaw strike following a corner, the second half was just complete voodoo hoodoo…
After only five minutes Warrington drew level. And shortly after, a horror back pass left keeper Andy Robertson diving at the feet of a Wires attacker to get the ball. But the referee, blinded by the ghosts of opening fixtures past, and horses galloping across Kersal Moor and Chartists marching for democracy, pointed to the spot. 2-1 Warrington.
That setback, and the voodoo hoodoo, seemed to drain the spirit from the Salford City players…3-1, 4-1, 5-1…and those horror images of Warrington Town supporters. Yeugggghhhh!
An afternoon to forget – like every other Salford City first game of the season in the last zillion years…
Photos by Gareth Lyons.