Home yet Away, a friendly to remember!

The fixture itself was one that made you check twice, to make sure you had read it right!

So taking your seat in the AJ Bell Stadium for a ‘home’ game in Salford to see Stanley lining up against Marseille, with the motorway looming large in the background (itself beneath a rainbow) was somewhat of a surreal moment.

A decent sized travelling ‘home’ support with the odd scattering of OM fans saw Stanley go into the half-time break 2:0 up. It may be a friendly but who cares? 2:0 up – I’ll be having some of that, ta very much! Unreal.

The Ligue 1 opponents changed 10 players at half-time but despite conceding a goal and nervously watching a stoppage time free-kick sail over the goal, The Reds (sorry Les Rouge) held on for a memorable 2:1 win.

A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Surely we need a return fixture next preseason in the Stade Vélodrome? What do reckon Andy Holt?

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