25 Sep
Ian Pearson

There is now official confirmation of the Martyrs’ future, following a Southern League Board Meeting and the League has issued the following statement:                                                                 …

25 Sep
Ian Pearson

The home fixture against Beaconsfield Town has been brought forward and will take place on Saturday, October 3rd 2020 at the Ray Mac. Kick off will be at 3 pm. Tickets are now available to purchase online.

24 Sep
Alec Hayter

Kidlington FC 1 Salisbury FC 1 (Kidlington won 4-2 on penalties) Emirates FA Cup First Qualifying Round Wednesday, 23 September 2020 By Alec Hayter With apologies to my avid reader, I have to say that the prospect of doing the weekly grocery shopping (something I detest) suddenly became more attractive than writing about last night’s…

23 Sep
Ian Pearson

Harrow Borough v Salisbury FCFixture Date: 26/09/20 Competition: Pitching In Southern League Premier SouthKick Off: 15.00 Admission Adults – £12 Concessions – £6 Under 16 – £2 Tickets Tickets are available on the Harrow Borough website. Venue Harrow Borough Football ClubEarlsmeadCarlyon AvenueSouth HarrowHA2 8SS Google Maps Directions A303 – M3 and then onto the M25…

23 Sep
Ian Pearson

The radio landscape in Salisbury has dramatically changed over that past few months with the metamorphosis of Spire FM. Following in Spire’s footsteps comes a new station that aims to keep local radio at the heart of Salisbury. Salisbury Radio launched their test transmission earlier this month. Initially on their website salisburyradio.co.uk and now available…

22 Sep
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC is sorry to learn that Bemerton Heath Harlequins’ Secretary, Andy Hardwick, passed away recently after a period of ill-health. We’re also sad to hear of the recent passing of founder member, George Parker. Salisbury FC sends its condolences to their families and friends at this sad time.

21 Sep
Ian Pearson

The news has finally broken that Merthyr Town will not be taking part in this season’s league campaign. We’re sorry to hear that due to the restrictions in Wales they have no option but to step away from this season. We froze ticket sales for our home fixture that was scheduled to take place against…

20 Sep
Ian Pearson

Kidlington FC v Salisbury FCFixture Date: 23/09/20 Competition: FA CupKick Off: 19:45 Admission Adults – £8 Concessions – £4 Under 16 – £1 Tickets You can reserve your tickets for this match by contacting Les on 07702 419950. There are only 300 tickets available for this match. Venue Kidington Football ClubYarnton RoadKidlingtonOxonOX5 1AT Google Maps Directions…

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…

19 Sep
Ian Pearson

Taunton Town The Peacocks have revised their midweek matches day from Wednesday to Tuesday, and the Whites will now be making the trip to the Viridor Stadium on Tuesday 6 October. Alec Hayter Press Officer, SFC

19 Sep
Ian Pearson

A limited number of tickets will be available on the gate for today’s game against Hendon FC. Credit/Debit card payments only. We’re strictly limited to 600 spectators so if we should sell out we will be forced to turn people away.  Online tickets will be available until approximately 12 pm and you will be guaranteed entry…

18 Sep
Ian Pearson

Just a short update today. If you haven’t read the MONSTER update from yesterday, please read it HERE. The Bar The bar will be open earlier tomorrow. Early arrivals can head up and have a beverage or two. It will be open from 12.30 pm and we will also be trialling opening after the game….

17 Sep
Ian Pearson

It’s a monster update!! Firstly If you, or anyone you associate with, have any COVID symptoms, don’t attend, don’t chance it. Follow the guidance and stay at home and get tested. Hendon Update and Tickets On Saturday we finally get back to competitive football as the 20/21 season gets underway and we host Hendon FC…

16 Sep
Ian Pearson

The Salisbury FC Chairman, Ian Hammond will be appearing on BBC Radio Wiltshire at about 8.30 am on Thursday 17th September (tomorrow at the time of posting) Be sure to tune in… Online – BBC Sounds On the Radio – 103.5FM, 103.6FM, 104.3FM, 104.9FM, DAB On TV – Freeview channel 721 On your smart speaker – “Play BBC Radio…

14 Sep
Alec Hayter

The Whites have been drawn away to Kidlington of the Pitching In Southern League Central Division at the First Qualifying Round stage of the FA Cup. At this stage, there are no replays, nor extra time, and the ties will be decided on penalties if the scores are level at 90 minutes. The winners will…

13 Sep
Ian Pearson

The Whites are pleased to confirm that they have signed** striker/wide man Yemi Obudabe, recently released by Vanarama National League side Weymouth. The vastly experienced Obudabe started his football at Eastbourne Town, and has appeared for both Eastbourne clubs, but his career has included playing for Oxford United, where he made 135 appearances scoring 29…

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…

11 Sep
Alec Hayter

The Whites are very pleased to welcome back Goalkeeper Liam Armstrong on a longterm Youth loan, until 31 December 2020 from Bristol Rovers. Salisbury supporters will recall his successful spell at the Club last season when he impressed whilst making 5 appearances. The 19-year-old stopper has just been awarded his first contract by Bristol Rovers,…

11 Sep
Ian Pearson

Early next week we will be working on allocating everyone’s seating for the upcoming season inline with COVID restrictions. This is an epic task so if you haven’t yet renewed and you intend to. Please do it before Monday to make it easier. Tickets will still be available after this date, but once our plan…

11 Sep
Ian Pearson

If anyone is available to help out this Saturday, we could do with a few extra people. We could also do with a bit of help next week around the Ray Mac. There’s a bit of jet washing needs doing and other general tasks. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. If you can help email…

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,…

06 Sep
Ian Pearson

Bemerton Heath Harlequins FC v Salisbury FC Moon Park, Western Way, Bemerton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 9DR Wednesday 9 September 2020 Kick-Off 7.45 pm On Wednesday evening we take the short trip to Bemerton Heath Harlequins as we play a charity match in support of Salisbury Hospital’s Stars Appeal. Tickets will be available on the gate…

06 Sep
Ian Pearson

Ray Routledge, a photographer from Sholing FC has been kind enough to supply us with some images from our visit to the Mackoy Stadium. All images belong to Ray so please make contact before using any of them and we will seek approval from Ray. The photos are obviously Sholing FC centric but still a…

04 Sep
Ian Pearson

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added an away friendly fixture at local side Bemerton Heath Harlequins FC. The game will take place on Wednesday 9th September and it will kick off at 7.45 pm. 1/3 of the gate income of this match will be donated to the Salisbury Hospital Stars Appeal. We’ve also been…

02 Sep
Ian Pearson

ADMISSION PRICES At long last we now have a start date for the new season 19 September 2020.   As supporters will appreciate the club has had no income since March (apart from the very generous supporters’ virtual tickets donations) with no commensurate reduction in our overheads eg. Rent, insurance, utilities etc.  As a result, the…

03 Sep
Ian Pearson

Steve joined me to talk about Marvin Brooks, the squad and how he feels things are building. Players Signed Along with this video update, here is a list of all the players that have signed so far. Harry Baker Jack Ball Marcus Beauchamp Lewis Benson Warren Bentley Will Betts Marvin Brooks Charlie Davis Antonio Diaz…

03 Sep
Ian Pearson

INTRODUCING ‘PITCHING IN’ – THE NEW PARTNER OF THE Southern LEAGUE GVC is delighted to announce that the new sponsor of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian and Southern Leagues – is Pitching In. Pitching In, is a new Grassroots Sports Investment Programme that has today been launched by GVC, the multi-national sports-betting and gaming group…

02 Sep
Ian Pearson

As lockdown restrictions started to lift here in the UK, our usual crew of volunteers returned to the Ray Mac to repair, build and create. As you can imagine, our stadium requires a lot of upkeep. We also try and improve it as we go. The main projects this closed season were, The usual pitch…

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…

01 Sep
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC are pleased to confirm that they have signed midfielder Marvin Brooks from Poole Town. Brooks has featured in some of the pre-season friendly matches, and scored his first goal for the Whites at Hungerford last Saturday. He can play in central defence as well as in midfield, and for a short period played…

30 Aug
Alec Hayter

Hungerford Town 1 Salisbury FC 2 Pre-season friendly Saturday, 29 August 2020 By Alec Hayter The first real test – mission accomplished! …..and the term “accomplished” describes the Whites’ performance for the majority of this game. Steve Claridge said the workout was “ideal”, in that, as opposed to the previous friendly matches, his players were…

28 Aug
Alec Hayter

The long-awaited announcement of fixtures for the upcoming season has been made and gives the Whites a home game against Hendon on 19 September. The Bank Holiday games throw up the following clashes: Christmas/New Year games:26 December: Wimborne Town (away)2 January: Yate Town (home) Easter Games:3 April: Swindon Supermarine (away)5 April: Wimborne Town (home) The season…

27 Aug
Ian Pearson

Tickets are now available for the Bath City match which will be played on Tuesday 1st September. Please note that the kick-off time has changed from it’s original 7.00 pm to 7.30 pm. This is an all-ticket event and tickets are available online only. GENERAL ADMISSION £10UNDER 12s £5UNDER 5s Free The bar will be…

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…

24 Aug
Ian Pearson

We thought an update of how things are going and what to expect might be a good idea. Obviously social distance at all times and stick to your bubble if you’re part of one. Remember this is an all-ticket match. There are no tickets available on the gate. Bar & Tea Hut Open We originally…

22 Aug
Ian Pearson

We are finally welcoming fans back to the Ray Mac and to see the ground with supporters in it again will be amazing. You all know how the past six months have gone. It has been a crazy time. When the country went into lockdown, our supporters were on the ball and knew it would…

21 Aug
Ian Pearson

As a result of the necessary Covid 19 measures we are required to put in place, we need additional volunteer support to assist and direct supporters to their designated standing/seating areas. These additional Spectator Support volunteers will not be required or expected to take on any of the responsibilities of our trained stewards. Anyone interested…

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…

20 Aug
Ian Pearson

I said there would be no live stream and minimal updates of tonight’s game against Downton which is being played behind closed doors. Well, I am pleased to say that plans have changed for myself and I am now able to live stream the match. It will be available on our YouTube channel this evening….

20 Aug
Ian Pearson

The original away friendly match against Andover has now been switched to the Ray Mac on Tuesday (KO 7-45pm) Following yesterday’s FA announcement re fans being allowed to matches, we are pleased to confirm that we will admit up to 200 for this match to ensure that the event runs smoothly. Tickets must be purchased online…

19 Aug
Ian Pearson

Supporters may be aware that there has been some movement today regarding the re-starting of football with spectators present. We fully intend to advise, as soon as possible, when fans will be able to come to the Ray Mac, but necessary procedures and infrastructure changes have yet to be finalised. We want things to get back…

19 Aug
Ian Pearson

The friendly fixture against Downton has been rearranged to take place on Thursday evening at 7.45 We have been informed that kick-off could be at 8 pm. This is due to the bad weather as we’re attempting to protect the pitch at this early stage. This doesn’t affect the status of the game and it…

18 Aug
Alec Hayter

Supporters may be aware that the BBC have just released an article which can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53817206 It should be stressed that as yet there is no official advice from the FA or League, but we hope to have information shortly. Without full details, and at such short notice the friendly game against Downton…

17 Aug
Ian Pearson

This week, former Salisbury FC player, Danny Young was announced as a Bemerton Heath Harlequins FC player. I’ve talked to Steve about Younger several times over the past 5 months. Like all of us, he really likes Danny. Unfortunately, Steve’s plans and Danny’s understandable hunger for more game time don’t seem to align right now….

17 Aug
Ian Pearson

The Club has received information from the League with no less than six different start date scenarios. The Ishmian, Northern Premier, and Southern Leagues are committed to starting the season on 19 September, provided that the Government allows Clubs to admit spectators, but as this, and any of the other indicated dates are subject to…

15 Aug
Ian Pearson

We have added a friendly fixture against Downton FC. It will take place on Wednesday the 19th of August and kick-off is 7.30 pm Unfortunately, there will be no live stream of this match as I am away for a week. I will be attempting to put out updates though.

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…

14 Aug
Alec Hayter

In an email communication earlier today, the Southern League state: “It is the League’s intention to publish the 2020/21 season’s fixtures on Friday 28th August at 1pm.” Further, we now have confirmation that because of the likely compression of the season caused by Covid 19 the Southern League Cup competition will be suspended for the 2020/2021…

14 Aug
Alec Hayter

Pre-season Friendly 22/8/20 vs. Llantwit Major Following restrictions on travel for sport imposed by the Welsh Government, the scheduled game will not now take place. Alec Hayter Press Officer

13 Aug
Ian Pearson

The game against Andover New Street is now a first-team fixture and will kick off at 12 pm on Saturday 15th August and is an away fixture. This was a Development fixture but they will now be in action later in the day at Ludgershall Sports FC where they will kick off at 3 pm….

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…

11 Aug
Ian Pearson

Wednesday evening’s friendly against Lymington has now been changed to a 7 pm kick-off. We are still unable to let fans in the ground, but we will be streaming the match on YouTube again. It’s available for free to view but last time we had an amazing response to our virtual tickets and we were…

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…

08 Aug
Ian Pearson

Please remember that preseason games are being played behind closed doors and fans are not permitted to enter the stadium. The bar is also closed. Please stay away as you’ll be turned away if you turn up. We have a list of club officials, players and match officials. These are the only people that will…

16 Sep
Ian Pearson

We did the August lottery draw last Saturday at the Ray Mac. All the Social distancing requirements were observed. Thanks to Alan Green who drew the numbers. Congratulations to the following winners of the August windfall lottery. Monthly Draw Winners 1st Shaun Drew £140 2nd Emma Carey £84 3rd Lynn Robinson £57

06 Aug
Ian Pearson

We did the July lottery draw on Thursday at the Ray Mac. All the Social distancing requirements were observed. Thanks to Charlie Searle who drew the numbers. Congratulations to the following winners of the July windfall lottery. Monthly Draw Winners 1st Paul Miller £140 2nd Robert Martin £84 3rd Julie Coward £57

04 Aug
Alec Hayter

The Football Association have produced proposals for these competitions for season 2020-21, and there follow brief details (which are of course possibly subject to change, depending on Covid 19). Emirates FA Cup The Whites are exempt until the First Round Qualifying which takes place on Tuesday 22 September, with teams coming through from the Extra…

02 Aug
Ian Pearson

I caught up with the lads on Saturday at training as they worked hard to be ready for preseason. I also had a quick chat with Elliot, Charlie and Dom. Thanks for all of your support.

31 Jul
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC supporter and sponsor, Suzie Iles joined me at the Ray Mac for a chat. Football can’t return soon enough Suzie who is desperate to get back on the terrace (or in the bar if it gets a bit chilly 😂). She tells me all about her new business partnership and why they decided…

31 Jul
Alec Hayter

The Whites are very pleased to confirm that they have now completed the acquisition of 18 year old Dominic Jefferies following FA approval. Jefferies was released by Newport County AFC at the end of season 2019/20, and had enjoyed a two match loan spell at Salisbury, during which he impressed in midfield and also scored…

29 Jul
Ian Pearson

It’s a very strange start to this season, but we must start somewhere. So, we are pleased to confirm we have some preseason friendlies arranged. Unfortunately, as we can’t currently allow supporters into the stadium, these games will be played behind closed doors unless there is some miraculous change announced in the interim. If we…

02 Jul
Ian Pearson

We’ve received several requests to purchase player sponsorship for next season. We really weren’t sure when to launch this, but have been led by supporter demand. So, as we have something resembling a squad of players, you now have the chance to sponsor them for next season. In the table below, the green blocks are…

22 Jul
Ian Pearson

The FA have released the allocations for the 2020/21 season. Salisbury FC remains at Step 3 and in the Southern Premier League – South, the same as during 2019/20 season. Blackfield & Langley have chosen to resign from our league and will be dropping down to the Wessex Premier Division (Step 5). This leaves us…