Touray winner sends Salford to League Two

Gambia left-back Ibou Touray scored the winning goal for Salford City who secured a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde at Wembley to secure promotion to the English League Two.

Salford went ahead after 15 minutes before doubling their lead eight minutes after half-time when Carl Piergianni charged into the box and leapt high to head home an Ibou Touray corner.

The 24-year-old Scorpions international went from provider to goalscorer a few minutes later when his attempted cross in the 60th minute flew straight into the back of the net, ending Fylde’s chances of mounting a comeback.

Touray, who scored his first goal for The Ammies in December at AFC Barrow, took his tally up for the season to three in 47 appearances, clocking 4237 minutes in the process.

Victory at Wembley Stadium ensured Salford, part-owned by six former Manchester United team mates - Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham - will play in League Two (English fourth-tier) next season.

Ibou Touray started his career at Everton before rejecting a move to Liverpool. He joined Salford City in 2017 before guiding them to two consecutive promotions, making them the first team ever to win back-to-back promotions from the sixth tier of English football into the English Football League (EFL).