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SALFORD RED DEVILS STAY IN SUPER LEAGUE WITH GOLDEN POINT VICTORY OVER HULL KR
 

Star date: 1st October 2016

EXTRA TIME GOLDEN POINT PRESERVES SALFORD SUPER LEAGUE STATUS

With Hull KR and Salford Red Devils locked at 18-18 in the Million Pound Game, Gareth O'Brien kicked a dramatic fifty metre drop-goal in golden-point extra time to make the final score 19-18 and preserve Salford's Super League status. Hull KR are now relegated from Super League and the Red Devils live to fight another season...

Update 3rd October: The Star rugby reporter, Simon Williams, has now climbed off Cloud 9 to give his report... `Did that really happen? Oh yes it did and we kept the faith'... 

Full delirium here...


Salford Red Devils Stay Up Salford Red Devils Stay Up
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Words cannot ever express what happened. It would be too hard, even for me...We were beat with three minutes to go and, no matter how much you wanted a win, it did not seem like coming... Then that never say die attitude of Salford pulled us through.

Being a Salford RLFC fan is never easy - but in the words of a famous Salford lad doing the commentary on a certain World Cup final in 1966; `They think it's all over...well it is now!'...

Salford looked destined to drop into the Championship as we trailed 18-10 with two minutes left, but two last-gasp tries saw us draw level. First, Evalds went over at the left corner on 78 minutes and, in the last second, Greg Johnson crossed at the other corner to tie the scores.

Bring on extra time and the golden point, with Gareth O'Brien's outrageous 50-metre drop goal in the first minute before Hull KR had chance to even touch the ball. Cue pandemonium.

As Salford supporters invaded the pitch fights did break out and while the RFL will make out it was caused by Salford fans, it was the Hull KR fans

At the end of the day though the fact is that Salford Red Devils are staying up. And if Carlsberg did weekends they could not do them that good. Brilliant result, brilliant company and then yesterday with the players was amazing.

Salford fans are still rubbing their eyes... "The greatest weekend of my life by far" said Nathan Archer...and his son, Ian, added "We went through every emotion – down one minute, ecstasy the next...That's why rugby league is the best game in the world!"

Paul Coleman added: "Absolutely astounding, brings to mind 1999 and the tension was breathtaking...never been so ecstatic in my life. Certainly a feat that'll never be repeated. Not easy being a Salford fan, now let's see what the RFL inflict on us because of a minority..."

Being a Salford fan all my life, there is only one thing I can say; `Did that really happen?'... Oh yes it did and we kept the faith... 

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at 20:35:56 on 02 October 2016
Are we waiting while the reporter works out how to report the spectator violence from the 'everybody gets on with each other/there's only violence at soccer matches' supporters.
 
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