At long last a full strength U14 side took on Eastliegh whom were no doubt buoyed by being the first side to hold leaders Littleton to a 0-0 draw the week before. However the Whites raced into a two goal lead in the first 15 minutes with goals from Barnard and Butt. Then Bollhader had the ball in the net through the keepers legs for the 3rd as the Whites were rampant.
However to 22 players and 5 coaches amazement the ref ruled it out, stating it had gone through the side netting! That seemed to give the young spitfires new belief and they eventually pulled it back to 2-2. The whites came back again and created chance after chance before Eagles eventually found the net, 3-2. That did not break the resolve of Eastleigh whom came back again to level it all up.
Salisbury pressed and pressed and created many chances but the opposition keeper was defiant. As the game went into the last 5 minutes the ball broke to the left corner of the 18 yard area and Butt controlled it on his knee and as the ball dropped back down, fired a volley into the top right corner that no keeper was ever going to stop. The celebrations from the boys all together as that flew in showed the great team spirit in the squad, it was that at times today which enabled them to keep going and not lose belief.
FT Eastleigh 3 v 4 Salisbury MOTM Alfie Hawke