Danny Rowe’s second-half strike proved enough as AFC Fylde beat National League champions Leyton Orient 1-0 to claim the FA Trophy at Wembley.
Salford co-owner Gary Neville admitted there were times he did not like himself for having to make “clinical” decisions that helped set the club on the path to promotion into the Football League.
David Beckham watched on at Wembley as Salford secured their Football League place with a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde in the Vanarama National League play-off final.
AFC Fylde will meet Solihull Moors in the National League play-off semi-finals after beating Harrogate in their eliminator.
Halifax ended their campaign on a high with an impressive 2-0 win at AFC Fylde.
Salford City’s automatic promotion hopes suffered a serious blow after a narrow 1-0 defeat to fellow high-flyers AFC Fylde.
Fylde confirmed their end-of-season play-off spot with a tense 1-0 win at home to 10-man Barnet.