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FIXTURES AND RESULTS

 

Date Comp Team H/A Time W/L/D Score Goals ATT
Fri July 13th FR Lymington Town H 19.45 6-0   Barker (2), Stanley, Kotwica, Tavares, Cooper 246 
 Tue July 17th FR  Winchester City A 19.45 D 1-1 Haysham  140 
Sat July 21st FR Thatcham Town  H 15.00  W 3-0 Haysham, Shephard, Hopper 311
Tue July 24th FR AFC Bournemouth XI H 19.45  W 1-0 Benson  605
Fri July 27th FR Bognor Regis Town H 19.45 L 0-1   305
Mon July 30th FR Christchurch A 19.45 D 1-1 Cooper 108
Fri Aug 3rd FR Bristol Rovers XI H 19.45 L 0-1   378
                 
Sat Aug 11 Lge  Beaconsfield Town A 15.00 D  2-2 Hopper, Benson 208
Tue Aug 14  Lge Poole Town  H 19.45 L 1-2 Fitchett 885
 Sat Aug 18 Lge  Dorchester Town H 15.00 W 3-0 Fitchett, Wannell, Hopper 669
 Sat Aug 25 FAC  Hamble Club H 15.00  W 6-0 Whelan, Colson, Haysham, Stanley, Kotwica (2) 542
Mon Aug 27 Lge Swindon Supermarine H 15.00 D 2-2 Young, Fitchett 658
Sat Sep 1 Lge Harrow Borough A 15.00 D 1-1 Wannell  223
Sat Sep 8 FAC Yate Town H 15.00 D 1-1 Young 548
Tue Sep 11 FAC Yate Town A 19.45 W 1-3 Shephard, Wannell, Benson 252
 Sat Sep 15 Lge Staines Town  H 15.00 W 3-2 Downing, Kotwica (2) 565
Tue Sep 18 Lge Walton Casuals A 19.45 L 3-1 Downing 178
Sat Sep 22 FAC Weston-super-Mare A 15.00 D 2-2 Partridge  315
Tue Sep 25 FAC Weston-super-Mare H 19.45 L 1-1 FT 2-3AET Downing, Kotwica 551
 Sat Sep 29 Lge  Gosport Borough A 15.00  W 1-4 Hopper (3), Whelan 423
Wed Oct 3 CSSC Highworth Town A 19.45 W 0-0 FT 4-5 PENS    136 
Sat Oct 13 Lge Chesham United A 15.00 W 1-4 Fitchett (2),Hopper, Whelan 612
Tue Oct 16 Lge Merthyr Town H 19.45 W 2-0 Benson, Fitchett 548
Sat Oct 20 Lge Farnborough A 15.00        
Tue Oct 23 Lge Tiverton Town H 19.45        
Sat Oct 27 FAT Fleet Town A 15.00        
Sat Nov 3 Lge Hendon H 15.00        
Tue Nov 6 CSSC Paulton Rovers H 19.45        
Sat Nov 10 Lge Taunton Town  A 15.00        
Sat Nov 17 Lge Hartley Wintney H 15.00        
Tue Nov 20 Lge Weymouth A 19.45        
Sat Nov 24 Lge Basingstoke Town A 15.00        
Tue Nov 27 SHC Shaftesbury FC H 19.45        
Sat Dec 1 Lge Metropolitan Police H 15.00        
Sat Dec 8 Lge Wimborne Town  H 15.00        
Sat Dec 15 Lge Kings Langley A 15.00        
Sat Dec 22 Lge Beaconsfield Town H 15.00        
Wed Dec 26 Lge Swindon Supermarine A 15.00        
Sat Dec 29 Lge Poole Town A 15.00        
Tue Jan 1 Lge Frome Town H 15.00        
Sat Jan 5 Lge Merthyr Town A 15.00        
Sat Jan 12 Lge Taunton Town H 15.00        
Sat Jan 19 Lge Hartley Wintney A 15.00        
Sat Jan 26 Lge Weymouth H 15.00        
Sat Feb 2 Lge Hendon A 15.00        
Sat Feb 9 Lge Farnborough H 15.00        
Sat Feb 16 Lge Metropolitan Police A 15.00        
Sat Feb 23 Lge Basingstoke Town H 15.00        
Sat Mar 2 Lge Wimborne Town A 15.00        
Sat Mar 9 Lge Kings Langley H 15.00        
Sat Mar 16 Lge Tiverton Town A 15.00        
Sat Mar 23 Lge Chesham United H 15.00        
 Sat Mar 30 Lge Staines Town A 15.00         
Sat Apr 6  Lge Gosport Borough H 15.00        
Sat Apr 13 Lge Dorchester Town A 15.00        
Sat Apr 20 Lge Walton Casuals H 15.00        
Mon Apr 22 Lge Frome Town A 15.00        
Sat Apr 27 Lge Harrow Borough H 15.00        

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FR : Friendly

Lge: Evo-Stik Premier Division South

FAC: FA Cup

SHC: Salisbury Hospital Cup

CSSC: CSS League Challenge Cup

FAT: Buildbase FA Trophy

WSC: Wiltshire Senior Cup

 

U16 Whites - Five Selected for the County FA Representative Side

Wilts County FA representative side 2018/19

Five of our U16 Junior Premier League squad have made it through trials and have been selected to represent Wiltshire this season. Josh Hayward, Owen Davis, Sam Butt, Thom Feest and captain Alfie Hawke.

Owen joined the Whites for the 15/16 season after moving down from Colchester. Owen can play in a variety of positions, but with Mark Winter and now Rich Rendall's side has made the centre back position his own. A cultured player who is very comfortable on the ball as well as commanding in the air and in the art of defending. Owen was the managers player of the year for the JPL team last season.

Josh made it into the Whites team at the beginning of the 17/18 season and has made the right-back position his. Cool under pressure, quick and very hard working, he is effective at both ends of the pitch. The Wilts coaches commented that Josh was incredibly professional throughout the trials. Yes, that's our Josh!

Sam Butt has been with the side since joining for the U12' season. Sam is our Kante. Lightening quick and seems to cover every blade of grass on the pitch with his non-stop running. Sam is a player that has probably played every position on the pitch during his time with the club. A serious team player who frightens the opposition with his speed.

Thom (Feesty) Feest has been at Salisbury since 7 years old. A consistent and reliable defender or holding mid that reads the game so well. Our vice-captain for the last 3-4 years. Salisbury supporters will know what I mean when I say he is our Callum Brockway. Just when an attacker thinks he is through to shoot, in come's Feesty to take the ball off his toe.   

Finally, a face that seems to be have been around the club forever, well, actually he has! Alfie Hawke; made his debut at U6 level and has been an ever-present since then. On the pitch for the youth side on a Saturday and a Sunday, as well as at 1st team games (home and away) on a Saturday afternoon. Alf is a student of the game and has led the team on the pitch for the last 9 years coming up through the ages. Alf is the age group captain.

Congratulations to all five and enjoy the experience.

Each club is limited to 5 players going for trials, so to have all five make it through is a fantastic achievement for the club, that we are very proud of.

 

YOUTH - Under 16 Junior Premier League Trials

Trials for our U16 Junior Premier League side 2018/19

 

Calling next season's Under 16s! If you have the ability and desire, we have the pathway for you. 

Salisbury FC U16’s play in the Junior Premier League. The JPL is the highest standard available outside of the academy system and is used by many large non-league and League 2 clubs' talent centres to bring through players to their U18 academies. 

Players in our U16 JPL squad will also be challenging for places in our U23 mid-week Wyvern league side. This transition from JPL to Wyvern is a proven pathway into 1st team football at this football club. 

This season has seen several young players that have come through the JPL make their debuts in Steve Claridge’s Southern League squad. No more so than 17 year old Josh Sommerton who made 10 appearances in the first team and no doubt will continue to build on that this coming season. 

Head coach Richard Rendall is joining up with the U16s this season after his U18s have now moved into adult football. 

Richard has brought through several players, including Sommerton, to first team football, as well as seeing one of his squad, Ryan Penny make 6 appearances for England school boys this spring. 

This is an excellent chance for aspiring U16 players to really push themselves to the next level. 

Our open training sessions begin on the 9th June 10:30am. To reserve a place please contact Mark Winter. 

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YOUTH - The weekly round up

Photo: Salisbury FC U8

Whites 18’s get their season off to a flyer at the seaside.

Salisbury FC 18s travelled to The Black and Gold Stadium on Saturday morning to play Poole Town 18s in their first away fixture of the season.

Poole Town won both the South West Counties league and cup last season, the latter at the Ray Mac in July against Salisbury. So this was going to be a difficult encounter for the young whites, but both sides as with U18 football, are now different squads with the older players moving on to adult football.

Both teams passed the ball well, playing out from the back with great composure. Poole town settled into their rhythm a little quicker, using the extra space of the pitch to their advantage. Poole opened the scoring after some very good link up play.

Salisbury looked to get themselves back into the game, but lacked that little bit of quality to unlock a very strong Poole Town defence. Salisbury then started to dominate the game. First it was Ronan Clancy to even up the score. Ryan Penny then had a tremendous strike to put Salisbury ahead. Ronan Clancy then made it 3-1 at the interval.

The second half started well for Poole town as they pulled a goal back to make the score 3-2. Then goals from Josh Sommerton and Ed Timperley took the game away from Poole. Poole did get another goal back through a penalty. Ed Timperley was then denied his second goal of the game when his fine shot struck the post. A very good game with both teams playing some very attractive football.

FT: Poole Town 3 v 5 Salisbury FC

Salisbury FC 18s next league match is home to Bath City, however tonight (Tuesday 3rd) they take on AFC Totton at the Ray Mac in the FA youth cup. 7:45 K.O.

16’s get back on track at Wellow.

Salisbury U16 bounced back from an unexpected 3-2 loss against Warsaw Wasps last Sunday with an emphatic 8-0 win against Wellow. Salisbury took the lead after 2 minutes with a pinpoint shot into the bottom corner by Will Haslam. Wellow pushed forward and were caught by what can only be described as the perfect counter attack. The ball was thrown out by keeper Dan McCarthy and with only 6 passes ended up in the back of the Wellow goal with Haslam finishing it off to make it 2-0. Salisbury continued to play incisive quick pass and move play and scored a further 2 goals in just 2 minutes on the 17 minute mark. The goals coming from the inform Sam Penton and Alex Simpson. A 25 yard thunderbolt from skipper Brad Waters saw the Wellow keeper picking the ball out of his net for the fifth time before striker Sam Edwards made it 6 -0 ending the first half.

The second half produced 2 further goals 1 from Penton and another from Haslam completing his hatrick.

FT: Salisbury FC U16 8 V 0 Wellow Youth U16

Under 15’s have one of those weekends.

Whites under 15’s travelled west AGAIN this Saturday. This time to a mile or two away from Bishops Cleeve (visitors to the Ray Mac on Saturday). The opposition on this occasion being North Somerset FD in the Junior Premier League cup seeding tournament.

The Whites we missing two thirds of their normal back three and the goals and the pace of Sam Butt, ‘butt’ pardon the pun, it didn’t show in the first half. With the Whites creating lots of opportunities which resulted in Ashton Goodger putting the Whites ahead. A couple of world class saves were required of Tom Brooker the Whites Stopper, but overall in the first 40 minutes of this JPL cup match, it looked more likely the visitors would go further ahead.

Then came a moment of madness from Brooker when we came out to the left side of his penalty box to clear a ball he didn’t need to, unfortunately for the Whites stopper he cleared the attacker out and forgot about the ball giving the ref no option but to point to the spot. However Brooker made amends when despite diving to his left as the kick was taken straight down the middle about a metre off the ground, he managed (not for the first time in the last few season) to raise his trailing leg and save the shot! So at half time it remained 1 v 0.

That quickly became two nil when new Spanish signing Alvaro Corral played a neat one, two with Ashton Goodger and some very good footwork saw him beat the last defender and go through on goal and he made no mistake slotting home his first goal for the Whites within 5 minutes of his debut.

However, the rest of the 2nd half saw the West Country side take over the game. With Alfie Mepham pulled from the pitch before he got sent off, and Salisbury allowing the opponents to change their stand in keeper for an unnamed U14, the balance of the game changed. Despite the Whites creating plenty of more chances the young Somerset keeper was unbeatable. At the other end once the opposition drew level, they looked the most likely to go on and win. And when poor Ashton Goodger scored a cracking volley, just unfortunately in his own net, the visitors were never really looking like getting back in the game and North Somerset ran out worthy winners, if not by 2 goals.

FT North Somerset FD 4 v 2 Salisbury FC. MOTM: Kallum Weir

Salisbury FC U15 Sunday.

10 man Salisbury took on Eastleigh Sunday on a sodden, almost water logged Hunts farm pitch. It was the conditions which gifted the Spitfires and early lead when a tame shot from distance bounced in front of Whites Keeper Aleksis Pugovics and instead of bouncing safely up into his arms, it aquaplaned through his legs.

The Eastleigh keeper on the other hand handled the conditions much better. This is one of the strangest games I have witnessed in 8 years of watching this age group. Even the opposition manager commented that had this game been a boxing match the ref would have stopped it. Kallum Weir in particular battered the opposition goal and his shots on target count would have 14-15, add to that half a dozen from James Eyres and it was one way traffic.

However, football is a game were possession and shots stats mean nothing. If it did 10 man Whites would have won this game 25-5. As it transpired Eastleigh won 4-3. MOTM for the 2nd day running was Weir. But 10 Whites deserved it. They never looked like they were the team a man down on a heavy pitch. I would like to be able to say what cost them the 3 points, but no one watching this game would have been able to give you an answer, other than that is, a defiant Spitfires keeper whom had the game of his life. 

Ed Searle’s New Look 14’s - a different kettle of fish to last season.

Under 14s White League day2 - Salisbury hosted last season’s Cup winner Oakwood. Both teams very much with changed line ups from last season.

Salisbury started very strong and had total control of game and soon went 1-0 with a great goal worked from the back with Waterston providing the finish. Before long Salisbury doubled their lead with a low drive from Shering blasted into the corner of the goal. Salisbury were running riot and when Mussell the Whites skipper tucked away a 30 yard free kick it looked as though this could be a walkover.

But the momentum changed and the game got niggly and scrappy and Oakwood swung the game around by scoring before half time 3-1.

Oakwood carried on the pressure and soon forced a second. Oakwood went on to have several excellent chances but were unable to take them with mentions to great defensive displays from keeper Belkin, Roberts, Fernando, Cooper and Thatcher and man of the match Will Corfield who defended resolutely keep the score at 3-2 to the Whites.

Depleted U14 Blacks in one hell of a roller-coaster of a match.

With only 11 Salisbury Blacks available for this game they started brightly with a quick attack from the kick off seeing Leo Penna lob the keeper in the first minute and Captain Aiden McMullan slotting home a neatly worked attack after 3 minutes. Fawley Falcons then re grouped and made it harder for the Blacks to break them down. They attacked with pace, looking more dangerous and scored in the 9th minute.

Salisbury scored in the 23rd only for Fawley to respond in the 27th minute.

This was turning into a very good spectacle for both sets of parents! Bradley Robinson was working unselfishly as he made a lot of runs creating space for other team members to run into and get shots away, this was a theme throughout the game. Just before half time Leo completed his hat trick which saw the Blacks come in at half time 4 goals to 2 up.

The team, looking understandably a little tired as they had put everything into that first half. The 2nd half started as positively as the first with Fin Monteith’s quick feet, he turned Fawley’s midfield inside out and chipped the keeper from 18 yards. The blacks looked to be cruising, however they switched off for what turned out to be a crazy 10 minutes. Fawley seemed to find their form and broke quickly 4 times to go into the lead for the first time 6 goals to 5.

It seemed that the blacks 11 had run out of steam and Fawley were unstoppable, which would have been the case if Chris Mundy had not been on top form in goal. Waves of attack came and time and time again Chris was pulling out top draw saves. The back four of Abdul Ahmed, Archie Ford, Logan Blandford and George Rigiane-Davis held their line also providing cover to give our keeper rest bite.

With 4 minutes to go the blacks changed tactics and pushed Archie Ford into Midfield, leaving 3 at the back. Pushing forward he quickly controlled the ball looked up and struck it sweetly from the edge of the D. the keeper looked to have made a great save however it squeezed through and the blacks were level. This seemed to reinvigorate the Blacks tired legs. From the resulting kick off the midfield duo Aiden and Jake Bartlett closed the ball down, won the ball back and then found Leo Penna sitting on the edge of the box who turned and completed a hard day’s work with a 4th. The winner you would have thought however in the last minute Sam Hunter was rewarded for his endless running and excellent skills as he smashed the ball into the back of the net to complete a great result and give the blacks their first their points of the season. All 11 Blacks deserved to be nominated for MoTM for their heroic display however only one can be named which was Leo Penna for his 4 goals.

Salisbury U13’s unbeaten run continues

Salisbury u13 were away this week to a very well drilled Shooters FC with no recognised keeper available. Shooters had all of the first half possession and were playing the ball around well. Zac Roberts the Whites stand in keeper pulled off an incredible double save to save the whites from going 1 down. Then the whites got what they feared was coming when shooters played the ball over the top to lob the whites keeper to make it 1-0.

However, just before the first half ended, Fin Roberts played the ball through to Dylan Beauchamp who manage to get it inside the keepers near post to make the half time score 1 apiece.

In the 2nd half the whites woke up, playing the ball around nicely and settling into the game. a second goal for Dylan came with a fine curling effort to the far post to make it 1-2.

In the final minutes of the game, shooters was given a penalty with Matt Robinson bringing the player down. The stand in keeper Zac pulled off a fantastic save to keep the score at 1-2, which is how it ended.

New U11’s team is off to a flyer.

Darren Spillers new Salisbury FC U11s travelled to Durrington for their first away game of the season. The Whites started the game strongly creating plenty of chances and scored some good goals, but we lost our discipline in the first half, losing our shape, piling players forward and making bad decisions in front of goal and the hosts scored a couple good goals, deservedly so. However in the second half the Whites early good form this season continued with better decision making, keeping our shape and creating some good goals. Especially with Elliott breaking into the box and squaring it for his team mates twice for tap in’s rather than going for goal himself even though he was on a hat trick, really unselfish play. This was an entertaining game played by two very good teams.

Mini Soccer round up.

Salisbury FC U10’s v St Francis Knights

With No League match scheduled the U10's played a strong St Francis Knights side in a friendly on 4G. Both teams had to adapt to larger goals, Louis Knight adapted brilliantly with a virtuoso performance in the Whites goal. All of the lads played well and responded to a strong challenge with some great football. Despite never leading, the young whites always responded to going behind, their heads never dropped. Elohenee (2), Orlando, Ollie and Ben W shared the goals today. A very spirited performance against a strong side, thanks to St Francis Knights for a great game, hopefully we can meet again this season.

Salisbury FC Under 8's whites v Whitchurch Under 8's

After not having a game last week our young whites were back playing in the Oak Cup. As this was the silent weekend in the Testway League where coaches and spectators are not able to instruct the players from the side line, it was a great opportunity to just let the team play and enjoy football.

Salisbury started really well keeping control of the ball and passing really well. Whitchurch came into the game and made some excellent tackles and created many chances making it difficult for Salisbury.

In the second half our young whites looked more organised, played a good passing game and created more chances hitting the post whilst scoring a few good goals. Whitchurch played well and proved they are a tough team to break down.

Captain for the day, Stanley Goodridge-Reynolds, commanded the team from the back and showed great maturity and leadership skills for such a young player.

Man of the match went to Max Little for putting in a good performance and adapting to different positions when needed.

We'd like to thank Whitchurch for making the trip down and look forward to seeing them again later in the season.

YOUTH - The weekly round up.

18's Go Through in the FA Youth Cup

Salisbury FC under 18s continued this seasons journey in the FA Youth cup with a 3-2 win against Winchester city at the Ray Mac on Thursday evening, in the First qualifying round. The previous preliminary round Salisbury defeated the much fancied Havant and Waterlooville 1-0 with a great strike from Jim Ward deciding the tie. The whole team battled hard in that game having no subs to bring on in a hard fought away game, outstanding performances from Josh Sommerton, Ed Timperley and Jakub Lewigrz gave Salisbury the edge.

The game on Thursday against Winchester was a cracker. Salisbury got off to a fine start with Josh Sommerton running at the Winchester defence, twisting inside and out until he was brought down in the penalty area. Jim Ward stepped up and put Salisbury 1- nil up. Winchester then capitalised on some sloppy play from Salisbury and scored from a cross to level the tie. Winchester continued to attack the Salisbury goal and Jakub Lewigrz was called upon to make some very good saves in the Salisbury goal to keep the game 1 all at half time.

In the second half Salisbury worked really hard to get into the game, Charlie Cooper and Josh Sommerton making some very good runs forward with the ball. The 2 front men for Winchester were counter attacking well, and on many occasions posed a threat to the Salisbury goal.  The Winchester forward then made an excellent run towards the Salisbury goal and scored with an excellent strike to give Winchester the lead. This seamed to stir the Whites up, and they now started to produce better quality in the final third. The ball was crossed into the box and one of the Winchester defenders in trying to get the ball under control was judged to have handled the ball. Jim Ward stepped up to try and put Salisbury back in the game with only 10 minutes remaining. However the keeper made an excellent save. The Whites remained a goal behind with time running out.

Harry Rutty steeled his team into a final push for the last remaining minutes of the game. First it was James Philips with great shot from the edge of the area that flew into the top corner to put Salisbury back in it. The dramatically with just seconds remaining to his personal relief, Jim Ward picked up the ball just outside the box, stepped past his man and fired in the winner.

Well done to both sides whom played out a really entertaining game. Whites 18's now face AFC Totton at the Ray Mac on Thursday 5th October in the next round.

West Country Joy for the 15's again.

Following on from a win at Yeovil the week before, it was Paulton Rovers this week in the Junior premier league seeding games.

This match turned out to be one way traffic fairly much from start to finish. With the Whites Captain and play maker Alfie Hawke unfit, it was not the best football played by this team, but it was effective, fast and too powerful for the opposition.

The Whites front man Ashton Goodger got on the score sheet again as did Sam Butt with his second hatrick in 6 days! However goal of the game went to new signing from AFC Bournemouth, Zach Smith. A very well controlled volley with his right foot from a cross from the left literally gave the keeper no chance at all.

JPL Gold went to Sam Butt by default of the 3 strikes. Silver went to keeper Tom Brooker who virtually played keeper / sweeper in this game. Yes it is normally phrased the other way round, but he used his feet more than his hands in this game. Bronze went to left back Declan Green.

Match ended 6 v 0 and the Whites will now wait to see what tier they are placed in for the league proper that starts in 4 weeks time. The next three weeks see's cup seeding games. Again this Saturday we travel west to Bristol!

The 15's on Sunday could only muster 10 men to face Deportivo Boca however, 10 was enough to see them over the line with a 8-1 victory against a team struggling with an injury crisis of it's own.

Under 14's left puzzled in Hedge End

Salisbury FC U14 White travelled to last years Tyro Div1 champions Hedge End. Salisbury started bright and had a couple of early chances, only for the ref to gift Hedge End a penalty for no reason that the Whites could understand. This fired the Whites up and a dazzling run from Stu Cross leaving three players in his wake resulted with the ball nestling in the top left corner to even things up. 

The 14's whites were busy in the summer signing 6 new players, had got into stride early in this game and were controlling dominating and hassling the champions goal.

Hilton slid home a second from a fine ball over the top from Mussell would see the white ahead at half time. Salisbury still came out strong and would get a third through Waterston to make it 3-1. Then Hedge End finally found some form and bagged three goals in 15 minutes to put their noses ahead 4-3.

With 5 minutes remaining a shell shocked Salisbury threw everything at Hedge End and finally they thought they got their break through from a deep free kick which ended with Boudry bundled over in the area the ref instantly blew his whistle, picked the ball up - carried it two yards out the box for a free kick! The free kick came to nothing and Hedge End went on to win 4-3. The management team are delighted with the way the team has gelled and worked so hard in training and pre season. The squad were dominant,  strong and no way deserved to lose this game and will battle on.

Under 14 Blacks go down to Marchwood Rangers

The U14s Blacks hosted Marchwood Rangers on an uncharacteristically warm September morning.

 

The kick off was delayed for 30 minutes as the Rangers arrived at a different ground to their hosts, but this seemed to benefit the away side as the Blacks had been waiting for some time and started the game rather sluggishly.

 

Blacks keeper Chris Mundy was in the thick of the action, making some excellent saves during the opening exchanges, with Jody Parker, Joseph Cligg and Abdul Ahmed making some superb challenges to prevent goal scoring opportunities.

 

When attacking, the Blacks looked dangerous down the left, with Finlay Monteith causing problems being supported by the marauding Leo Penna from left back.

 

The game ebbed back and forth, each team unfortunate not to break the deadlock, but eventually it was broken, as the Rangers burst through the Blacks defence and despite their best efforts, the Blacks couldn’t prevent the ball from just crossing the line.

 

This seemed to be the goal the Rangers needed to lift them and they were soon two goals ahead as another through ball beat the Blacks defence and the forward held his nerve to slot home.

 

The Blacks kept battling, trying to produce some good football and open up the Rangers defence, with Travis Reed and Jake Bartlett coming close to creating scoring opportunities from the right hand side with Logan Blandford continuing to press from midfield. It’s fair to say that the Rangers keeper had a very solid game.

 

As half time approached, the Rangers scored a third to give them a boost and give the Blacks a tough team talk.

 

The Blacks made some formation changes for the second half and this provided a platform for them to attack more. Connor Mehaffey helped support the attacking line while Sam Hunter expertly provided an extra layer of defence in midfield, breaking up play and looking to find the runs of Bradley Robinson, who had a couple of chances to get the Blacks back in the game but was thwarted by the Rangers keeper.

 

And then the much deserved breakthrough came. Good work down the right from Jake and Travis resulted in a cross that evaded everyone except the ever alert Aidan McMullan, who nodded the ball in at the far post. Suddenly the Blacks were invigorated and pushing to score more. Several chances down the left where thwarted as the Rangers looked to fight back on the counterattack but the Blacks held firm and the scored again, as a ball in from the left bounced invitingly to Archie Ford who slotted passed the keeper.

 

With the game looking very much in the hands of the Blacks they went in search of the equaliser, but their desire to attack left them vulnerable at the back, and the Rangers took full advantage of this by breaking through and scoring three late goals and hitting the bar.

 

It was a disappointing way for the game to end considering the way the Blacks had battled back to be one goal behind, but the Rangers attack was clinical in the final moments and ultimately proved decisive. FT SFC 2 v Marchwood Rangers 6.

 

Man of the Match for the Blacks - Jody Parker

More of the same for the Under 13's


After scoring 12 goals in the opening game of the season, the whites began there 1st home game at their new home venue, South Wilts Cricket club.  
The opposition was a strong Shipton Bellinger side. With the whites struggling to get the grips of the match and the new pitch in the first half, that was until Archie Ford scored with a speculative long range lob. However, before the first half finished whites keeper Jack Weeks pulled off a strong save to keep the match at 1-0.  

Second half saw the whites turning on there class. A low drive from Dylan Beauchamp set up Callum Young to make it 2-0, then assisted again for Dylan to score to make it 3-0.
Fin Roberts then struck a volley from 15 yards to lob the keeper and make it 4-0. The whites then switched off letting Shipton get back in the game by grabbing a goal to make it 4-1. That forced a reaction from the Whites and they stepped it up a gear resulting in a first goal of season to Zac Roberts. Dylan Beauchamp then bagged again to finish the match 6-1 

Salisbury U13 were in action again on Sunday this time in the Wiltshire county cup.  
 
with 2 games in the 2 days the whites managed to get through this game to continue there unbeaten start to season with a 2-5 away win at Mere Town.
 
the whites started out the blocks really quick with a goal from Dylan Beauchamp to continue his fine form then the whites switched off letting Mere grab 2 goals to leaving Salisbury trailing at the break. 

In the second half the whites started getting the ball down and playing resulting in a quick goal from Dylan once again. Then 2 great passes from Archie Ford and Dylan set away Callum Wohler to grab his first 2 goals of the season with 2 great strikes.  
 
Then to finish off the game, Callum Young showed excellent vision to roll the ball through to Lewis Young for him to finish the game off and put the Whites through to the next round.

Under 11 South Wilts team

Salisbury's South Wilts League U11s edged a real tight affair against a tricky South Newton & Wishford side. Salisbury had the better of the first 20 mins of the half creating some great chances with Arthur Dodin running their defence ragged. Finbar Quin scored the opener, before a wonderful team goal, Alex Vincent playing a ball to Finbar Quin who laid it off to Arthur who finished nicely. In the final 10 minutes of the half the visitors grew into the game and caused us some problems, but we defended doggedly, before deep into injury time they got their reward with a good goal.

We never quite found our rhythm in the second half with the opposition now growing in confidence. It was a scrappy second half and again we were strong in defence Finbar White seemingly getting in the way of everything. The Whites fashioned a couple chances when breaking forward, effectively when we strung our passes together we looked good, but it was to few and far between. Our defending and goalkeeper was a massive positive. Well played both teams in a very competitive close game.

Mini Soccer round up.

Salisbury U10's continued their early season form with some impressive football against a spirited Littleton Whites side. The young Salisbury whites were rewarded for their early endeavour with goals from Barnaby and Elohenee, who then followed up again with a fine team goal. Freddie completed the scoring in the last quarter. Littleton battled to the end, but couldn't breach a compact and mean whites defence. Great effort boys.

Salisbury FC under 9's excellent start to the season has continued in a very close game against AFC Stoneham Spitfires. The whites remained resilient under pressure in a difficult first half, but came through when it mattered. Goals came from Charlie, Ben & Alfie & first clean sheet of the season for Elliot. MOTM went to Albie - excellent delivery and support up and down the pitch. 

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