20 Sep
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Hendon FC 2 Pitching In Southern Premier South Saturday, 19 September 2020 By Alec Hayter The team sheet looked good on paper, but the Whites didn’t live up to that on the pitch against a fairly average Hendon side, and this was certainly a case of throwing away two points – and…

13 Sep
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 1 Eastleigh FC 1 Pre-season friendly Saturday, 12 September 2020 By Alec Hayter Salisbury fans would be well advised to put to the back of their minds the friendly matches as a whole which preceded this one, as, against Vanarama National opposition in Eastleigh a real test was witnessed. A good performance and…

10 Sep
Ian Pearson

Bemerton Heath Harlequins 1 Salisbury FC 0 Pre-season Charity match Wednesday, 9 September 2020 By Alec Hayter They say that charity begins at home but on this occasion the visitors brought their own contribution, tumbling to a narrow 1-0 defeat against their Sydenhams Wessex One neighbours. I could not attend the game at Sholing where,…

02 Sep
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC 1 Bath City FC 1 Pre-season friendly Tuesday, 1 September 2020 By Alec Hayter Judging by the last two friendlies, which have seen the Whites face Vanarama South opposition, for Salisbury it is not a case of when the going gets tough, the tough get going, but more one of when the opponents…

26 Aug
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 3 Andover Town FC 0 Pre-season friendly Tuesday, 25 August 2020 By Alec Hayter It was good to welcome back fans into the well-managed and safe environment of the Ray Mac, and in an evening where they could show their support in more than one important way they took every opportunity to do…

21 Aug
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC 2 Downton FC 0 Preseason friendly Thursday, 20 August 2020 By Alec Hayter Definitely a game of two halves, improved in the second period after words and personnel changes, but one which did not overall live up to the standards of some of the previous matches, this match nevertheless provided another win and…

15 Aug
Alec Hayter

Andover New Street 0 Salisbury FC 3 Pre-season friendly Saturday, 15 August 2020 By Alec Hayter “We weren’t that good today, but it’s still all about fitness” was Steve Claridge’s comment after the final whistle. His side had just come through by three goals to nil against Andover New Street who had played well above…

13 Aug
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 5 Lymington Town FC 2 Pre-season friendly Wednesday, 12 August 2020 By Alec Hayter They talk about “tropical nights” but in the first two friendly matches it’s been more a case of tropical football, and in those two matches the rare phenomena (thankfully) of goalkeepers making errors, firstly with Jake Hallett’s error for…

09 Aug
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2  Moneyfields FC 1 Preseason friendly match Saturday 8 August 2020 By Alec Hayter Against Moneyfields, who had already played two friendly matches and scored 16 goals in the process, this was not likely to be the most straightforward of friendly matches, especially with its being the Whites’ first, but there was enough…

11 Mar
Alec Hayter

Harrow Borough 2 Salisbury FC 2 BetVictor Southern Premier Division South Tuesday, 10 March 2020 By Alec Hayter Last night’s Harrow programme was written for the original game on 29 February, but was nevertheless up-to-date as to the weather conditions which prevailed a week later. A strong wind and heavy rain made life difficult for…

08 Mar
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Merthyr Town 1 BetVictor Southern Premier Division South Saturday, 7 March 2020 By Alec Hayter “A game to forget, but we got 3 points.” was Steve Claridge’s departing comment, but there was also some cheer from other results, which continue to surprise. There was, however, not much to surprise or delight anyone…

26 Feb
Alec Hayter

Gosport Borough 0 Salisbury FC 0 BetVictor South Premier South Tuesday, 25 February 2020 By Alec Hayter The only highlights on show were those in the distance, omitted by the high lights of the Spinnaker Tower, and I found myself at times paying more attention to them than what was happening on the pitch. Having…

23 Feb
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Hendon 0 BetVictor Southern League Premier South Saturday, 22 February 2020. On a Saturday whose date contained an over abundance of the figure two, it was perhaps fitting that this game should end up with a 2-0 victory to the Whites, but it was a win which had to be ground out…

19 Feb
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC 0 Truro City 3 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Tuesday, 18 February 2020 By Alec Hayter I was left wondering whether the visitors were a brilliant side or whether the Whites’ performance made them look so, but came to conclusion that it was a combination of both, and that led to consideration of…

09 Feb
Alec Hayter

Metropolitan Police 3 Salisbury FC 2 BetVictor Southern Premier Division South Saturday, 8 February 2020 By Alec Hayter Any half decent performance by Salisbury would have been enough to bring back three points from Met Police, whose side on the day really did not reach the levels shown at Imber Court in previous seasons. That…

06 Feb
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Swindon Town 3 (AET). Wilts Premier Shield Semi Final Wednesday, 5 February 2020 By Alec Hayter When Swindon football secretary Ray Murphy confirmed to me before the game that Swindon were fielding a strong side, and subsequently told me that ten of the starting eleven were all first-team squad members, I feared…

02 Feb
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Tiverton Town 2 BetVictor Southern Premier South Saturday, 1 February 2020 By Alec Hayter It may seem obvious to say that as a result of the draw with Tiverton Town the gap in points between the clubs hasn’t changed, but it was obvious to most of the crowd that there was a…

26 Jan
Alec Hayter

Dorchester Town 0 Salisbury FC 5 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Saturday, 25 January 2020 By Alec Hayter The Whites love playing at the Clayson Stadium, as one of the best 3G surfaces in our league suits their passing game down to a tee, and they took full advantage by handing out a 5-0 mauling…

19 Jan
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC 0 Swindon Supermarine 2 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Saturday, 18 January 2020 By Alec Hayter The Whites disappointed the majority of a large crowd as they slipped to their first home defeat in the league since 14 September against a Swindon Supermarine side who are in good form, and, on the day,…

13 Jan
Alec Hayter

Chelmsford City 4 Salisbury FC 0 Buildbase FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round Saturday, 11 January 2020 By Alec Hayter There was frustration for the fans due to an interrupted coach journey, but nevertheless they arrived at the game in time for the kick-off. More frustration however awaited, as it was Chelmsford who progressed to the…

08 Jan
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC 1 Eastbourne Borough 0 Buildbase FA Trophy First Round Proper Tuesday, 7 January 2020 By Alec Hayter Before this game the most worrying thing for me was to hear at 6-30 pm that the Shaftesbury/Bemerton Heath Harlequins game had been called off because of fog, and there was a strong wind from the…

05 Jan
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 3 Chesham United 2 BetVictor Southern Premier South Saturday, 4 January 2020. By Alec Hayter Manager Steve Claridge was, strangely, slightly subdued after a superb 3 point haul, saying “Next time we go two up, I think I’m going to tell the lads to score two own goals, so that we’ll be sure…

02 Jan
Ian Pearson

Yate Town 2 Salisbury FC 4 BetVictor Southern Premier South Wednesday, 1 January 2020 By Alec Hayter I’ve always regarded 2020 cricket as being a bit “gung ho” compared to other forms of the game, and in the first sample of 2020 football seen at Yate today we saw an end-to- end game which may…

27 Dec
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 3 Wimborne Town 1 BetVictor Southern Premier South Thursday, 26 December 2019 By Alec Hayter Six points from the last six is the ideal way to see out 2019, but, annoyingly, the latest three produced no immediate movement in the league table. The rewards will however be shown later on when, as inevitably…

21 Dec
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Poole Town 1 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Saturday, 21 December 2019 By Alec Hayter The pitch at the Ray Mac had needed a Mac to withstand all that the elements threw at it, and the Whites withstood all that the Dolphins threw at them to record a hard earned three points,…

02 Dec
Alec Hayter

Walton Casuals 2 Salisbury FC 1 BetVictor Southern League Premier South Saturday, 30 November 2019 By Alec Hayter There’s a saying:”Possession is nine points of the law”, but in football, possession itself guarantees little, and for all the toil on the artificial surface at Walton (and that was not to blame for the result), the…

23 Nov
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 4 Hayes and Yeading United 3 Buildbase FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Saturday, 23 November 2019 By Alec Hayter The days of “never say die” and dramatic last ditch results have returned, although after a fairly comfortable first half it should really have been unnecessary for these to be rediscovered, as, just like…

16 Nov
Alec Hayter

Hayes and Yeading United 1 Salisbury FC 0 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Saturday, 16 November 2019 By Alec Hayter Manager Steve Claridge left the pitch shaking his head after a narrow 1-0 reverse which ended a long unbeaten run, but anyone who had the chance to read the match day programme before the game…

09 Nov
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Kings Langley 1 Buildbase FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round Saturday, 9 November 2019 By Alec Hayter As in all cup games, the aim is to make it “job done”, and the Whites duly obliged with a narrow win after a sometimes difficult game with Kings Langley, who last season in league matches…

02 Nov
Alec Hayter

Farnborough FC 0 Salisbury FC 0 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Saturday, 2 November 2019 By Alec Hayter We could have won it, maybe should have won it. We could have lost it, but really shouldn’t have lost it – and we didn’t. The team did enough to get the points, but the 0-0 stalemate…

26 Oct
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 3 Dorchester Town 3 Buildbase FA Trophy First Qualifying Round Saturday, 26 October 2019 By Alec Hayter The first minute or so was a great start for the Whites, but the next minute really set the scene. Anyone who came late would possibly have missed a chance at the Dorchester end and also…

23 Oct
Alec Hayter

Merthyr Town 1 Salisbury FC 1 Betvictor Southern Premier League South Tuesday 22 Oct 2019 By Alec Hayter An interesting start with some quality, and an interesting end with more of the same, but not a lot in between except toil and effort, and in the Whites’ case, hanging in there to grab a valuable…

19 Oct
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 3 Harrow Borough 1 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Saturday, 19 October 2019 By Alec Hayter It’s been a good week for Nathaniel Oseni, with two well earned Man of the Match awards and an important goal (although he maybe tried to convince people he scored against Taunton as well!). If it’s been…

16 Oct
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Taunton Town 1 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Tuesday, 15 October 2019 By Alec Hayter Games between these sides are always intense, tight affairs, and this one was no exception. Some things don’t change, and in particular the gamesmanship on display and on this occasion Taunton were the architects of their own…

12 Oct
Alec Hayter

Hendon FC 0 Salisbury FC 3 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Saturday, 12 October 2019 By Alec Hayter I don’t much care for the sterile type of football encouraged by plastic surfaces, but today the benefits were that the match went ahead in poor weather conditions, and that in spite of the surface, not because…

06 Oct
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Margate FC 4 Emirates FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round Saturday, 5 October 2019 By Alec Hayter As a result of a recurring malaise at the Ray Mac some of the floodlights went out and reparation will be an expensive exercise. As a result of another recurring malaise at the Ray Mac and…

02 Oct
Alec Hayter

Paulton Rovers 4 Salisbury FC 0 Southern League Challenge Cup Tuesday, 1 October 2019 By Alec Hayter It didn’t start well when, after naming the team lineup it became known that Aaron Dawson was stuck on a train! It certainly didn’t end well as a mix and match team of individually talented players never really…

29 Sep
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 2 Hartley Wintney 0 BetVictor Southern Premier League South Saturday, 28 September 2019 By Alec Hayter A rare clean sheet and a very welcome 3 points heralded the Whites’ return to league action, and the result catapulted them into fifth position in the table. This was an efficient if not enthralling fairly low-key…