FC UNITED tasted sweet revenge as they won 3-2 at The Willows to march through to the third round of the FA Vase.
The Reds were keen to make a point after Salford inflicted their only defeat of the season back in October and they didn't disappoint the majority of the 2,799 fans.
But they didn't have it all their own way, as the Ammies took the lead through Tommy Turner after just two minutes; his shot beat United keeper Sam Ashton at his near post.
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Stuart Rudd was guilty of missing a golden opportunity to equalise for the visitors, before making amends as he latched on to a through ball to slot past ex-FC keeper Barrie George and make it 1-1.
United started to take control and Simon Carden added a second by lobbing the ball over the advancing George.
Then when FC skipper Dave Chadwick scored a third with a header from a Josh Howard corner in the second half, Salford looked to be dead and buried.
But true to their fighting spirit, City got one back through David Burrows in injury time.
For a few moments, their fans dreamed of repeating October's heroics, but it wasn't to be.
A happy FC manager Karl Marginson said: "There was a lot of spice involved after what happened last time and the lads reacted in the right way."
Salford manager Gary Fellows praised his opponents, saying: "We got a great start but you've got to give FC United credit for how they came back."