Emmanuel Dieseruvwe’s double helped Salford City to victory over Stevenage of their first ever match as an English Soccer League membership.
The striker scored in every half of as Salford, who contain obtained four promotions in 5 seasons since being taken over by a crew of frail Manchester United personnel-mates in 2014, made a winning initiating in League Two.
Dieseruvwe slid in Scott Wiseman’s low execrable from eight yards to place the Ammies forward, and converted from a goalmouth whisk apt after half of-time to place Graham Alexander’s facet in entire encourage a watch on.
Captain Adam Rooney had hit the bar with a first-time half of-volley rapidly earlier than Dieseruvwe’s opener, in the end of a first half of in which Stevenage failed to contain an are trying at goal.
Dieseruvwe had possibilities to entire his hat-trick, nonetheless headed straight at Stevenage goalkeeper Paul Farman after which prodded huge from end fluctuate.
Stevenage, who achieved one point initiating air the League Two play-off locations last season, didn’t assemble a chance until Kurtis Guthrie’s 20-yard strike over the bar in the 57th minute.
Salford goalkeeper Chris Neal’s easiest save of narrate was as soon as a low diving cease to preserve out Danny Newton’s 2d-half of header.
Work and family commitments intended most of Salford’s co-homeowners had been unable to attend the game, even supposing ex-England midfielder Paul Scholes was as soon as in the crowd to contain a look on the membership’s victorious EFL debut.