Being new to box life I had the inclining that I was about the bite into the forbidden fruit. I met Gordon and Nathan in reception and we went up to the 3rd floor into our box. The view was brilliant. The entire pitch with the Barton Bridge in the background.
One of the many perks of a box is that you get fed. Not a burger from the burger van, but pork loin with mash potatoe in a rich delicious gravy and then a chocolate orange spongy mouse. The service from Salford City Stadium staff was brilliant, always popping their head in to see if we needed anything. Over indulged? Yes I may have.
We were soon joined by Aston Croall and Andrei Ostrikov, who were lovely. We talked about their playing history, how Sale are doing, we bounced ideas about regarding the club and what conversation would be complete without commenting about the weather. It was definitely turning chilly and Aston was off to the club shop to buy a pair of gloves.
As we are all aware, we desperately need a win. So from the efforts of the squad in the first half had me bouncing off the walls with excitement, 2 up! Second half we did seem to lose our way and Tigers grew with their pressure. The sound from the South Stand was brilliant and I agreed with them when they chanted "You Dont Know What You're Doing" to a certain ref.
Yes, there was a few missed opportunities, but from where I was watching, I saw Sale predominantly in the Tigers' half and passion and skill made a welcome return to their game. We didn't get the win, but I personally feel much less dejected than I have from previous losses.
All in all my time with the Wellsprings Gents was very enjoyable. Great banter, tasty food, friendly staff and players, great view and a much improved performance on the pitch.
You can follow Jen, who also films content for the Sale Sharks YouTube channel, on Twitter - @Reel_Jen. Special thanks to South Stand sponsors Wellsprings (@Wellsprings1 on Twitter). If you would like more information about match day hospitality and corporate boxes, please contact Gregg Harris on 0161 286 8911 or email us at email@example.com.