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Sale Sharks skipper David Seymour hails impact travelling support had on crucial London Welsh win

By James Scott

Sale Sharks captain David Seymour championed the part played by the fans who acted as a vital 12th man in their narrow victory over London Welsh.

The Sharks claimed their fourth consecutive victory at the Kassam stadium, dragging London Welsh further into the Aviva Premiership relegation battle in the process.

Although Sale remain rooted to the foot of the table, they reduced the gap between themselves and London Irish to just one point and Seymour saluted the Sharks’ travelling army.

“We gave it everything we had for the whole 80 minutes in what was a must win game for us,” said the English flanker.

“The fans were just amazing before the game as we warmed up and then throughout the 80 minutes of the match.

“I would like to thank them all for their efforts yesterday and we, as a team, were so pleased we could get the result we all wanted.”

Seymour also paid tribute to the home support after Sale’s largest crowd of the season saw them produce a nail-biting victory over Exeter last week.

“The support at the Salford City Stadium against Exeter was very special too and rest assured we will be preparing for Friday’s game against Harlequins and hope we can get a result there too.”

Meanwhile, co-owner Ian Blackhurst praised the loyal fans who were duly rewarded after their long journey down to Oxford on Sunday afternoon.

“The support shown by the band of travelling fans was phenomenal – you could tell the difference it made to the performance on the pitch.”

Sale’s next obstacle in their quest for survival comes in the formidable shape of a Harlequins side currently on top of the Aviva Premiership table.

Image courtesy of Sale Sharks, via YouTube, with thanks.

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