Celtic Crusaders 18 Salford City Reds 36

Celtic Crusaders were 30 seconds away from winning the Co-operative National League One title before a John Wilshire penalty forced extra-time denying the Welsh club a dramatic victory in their final game in their three-year journey to Super League.

In 2006, the Crusaders were a drop-goal away from a National League Two Play-off final place, last year they won National League Two at a canter after 13 consecutive victories at the end of the season.

And now this year, despite five wins in their previous five games, including two against Salford, the Crusaders didn