Our match against Beaconsfield which had to be moved due to the BuildBase FA Trophy fixture has now been rearranged and will be played on Tuesday 21st January 2020, kick-off 7.45 pm at the Ray Mac.
Hayes and Yeading United won their Buildbase FA Trophy fixtures against Soham Town Rangers 4-2 despite going behind after just 6 minutes. This means we will be playing them in the 3rd Round Qualifying which will take place on Saturday, November 23rd at the Ray Mac and will kick-off at 3 pm. It will mean that we play them twice in just 7 days as we travel to Hayes & Yeading United this Saturday for a BetVictor Southern League South fixture.
Tomorrow evening, Hayes & Yeading are at home to Soham Town Rangers in their Second Round tie, and should the match be drawn the replay will take place on Tuesday 19th November.
Following their 2-1 win against Kings Langley on Saturday, the Whites have been handed a home tie against the winners of Hayes & Yeading, from our league, or Soham Town Rangers of the Betvictor Isthmian League North in the Third Qualifying Round. The tie will be played on Saturday 23 November (KO 3pm) with the winners taking a prize of £3750 from the FA Prize Fund. The losers receive £1250.
Our opponents will be known after their replay which takes place on Wednesday evening.
Manager Steve Claridge commented: “The Trophy is different from the FA Cup in that there are no “gimmees” whereas in the FA Cup there may be lots of clubs from lower levels still competing.
Whoever comes through in Wednesday’s fixture will present us with a tough challenge, but if it’s Hayes & Yeading we’ll certainly know a lot about them, having been there in the League this Saturday.”
A friendly match has been arranged against Amesbury Town on Tuesday November 5th at their Bonnymead Park ground. Kick-off is at 8 pm and entry will be free!
Full and up to date fixture information is always available on our fixtures page.
The BetVictor Southern Premier South match against Truro that was due to be played at the Ray Mac but was postponed due to the FA Trophy, has now been rearranged for Tuesday 17th December 2019, kick-off 7.45 p.m.
The match against Poole Town has been rearranged for Tuesday 10th December 2019, kick-off 7.45 pm at the Blackgold Stadium.
After our victory at Dorchester, we can now confirm that we will be playing Kings Langley at the Ray Mac on the 9th November at 3pm in the Buildbase FA Trophy Second Round Qualifying. We will also be showing the Chelsea v Crystal Palace match in the Blue Bee Bar at 12.30.
The winner of Tuesday evening's Builsbase FA Trophy replay between Dorchester and Salisbury will have a home fixture against Kings Langley to look forward to in the second qualifying round. The fixture will take place on November the 9th with a kick-off time of 3pm at either the Ray Mac or at Dorchester Town's Clayson Stadium.
Wiltshire FA has made the draw for the quarter-final of the Premier Shield. Salisbury FC will host Melksham Town and the fixture will be played on the December 3rd and kick-off will be at 7.45pm.
The Whites have made two new signings before this evening's Betvictor Southern Premier League game at Merthyr Town, in view of injury and illness problems
19 year old forward Ricardo Rees joins on a Youth Loan from Championship side Bristol City until January 2020, having come up through their youth setup.
A second signing, 24 year old defensive midfielder/central defender Amos Nasha,, who started his career with West Ham United progressing through their U18 and U21 levels, comes to the Club from Vanarama National League South Dulwich Hamlet. Formerly at Dartford, he joins on a dual registration basis,
Both players will be available for tonight's game at Penydarren Park.
We have been drawn against Dorchester in the Buildbase FA Trophy first round qualifying. Steve gave me his thoughts on the game.
“Obviously pleased to be at home but slightly disappointed it’s against a team in the same league as ourselves which is the highest division at this stage of the competition. Although It’s been a bit of struggle for them this season so far we’re aware of the quality of players they’ve got and we know we’ll need to be at our best to progress. It should be a cracking game and hopefully, we’ll get a good turnout as I’m sure Dorchester will be well supported for this occasion.”
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I had a quick chat with Steve this morning about an update on the squad for today.
"It’s going to be a waiting game today as we have numerous players who will be missing through injury or will need late fitness tests. It is very frustrating because as in the past we seem to have a lot of injuries in key areas. Having 3 centre-halves missing is far from ideal along with the fact 3 others will be in doubt. One plus point is that Olly Knowles is feeling better and we hope to include him in the squad.
"This is a huge game for us and it's important after last week’s disappointment that we bounce back with a decent performance and we must make sure as a collective that is the case."
George Colson has cancelled his contract and registration by mutual consent. George has been at Salisbury FC since shortly after the club formed in 2015 and has served the club brilliantly in that time.
Coming in on a 1-month loan is Walsall's talented 18-year-old central defender, Thomas Leak. He was recognised for an outstanding 2016/17 season with the Walsall Under-16s' Player of the Year award and has featured heavily for their under 18s since then.
Manager Steve Claridge said of George Colson "I'm sad to see George go and think he's been a little hasty with his decision as he would still have a big part to play at the club. I understand he wants to play every week, but with Bay being here that was going to be difficult. With the travel involved, I understand his decision but I'd have had George here as long as I am given the chance. Not only is he a talented player but he's a really nice lad and I wish him all the best for the future"
Thomas Leak - Image courtesy of Walsall FC
When I asked about Thomas Leak Steve said "With a few availability issues in central defence, Brian Dutton was happy to help us out by making Thomas available to us at no cost. Dutts has said he's a talented lad and this will give him some experience and game time. I'd Like to thank Brian and Walsall for answering our request and being so accommodating". Welcome to the club Thomas.
Salisbury FC would like to thank George for all his hard work during his time at the club. We're all sad to see that such a nice and talented lad has left the club. We truly wish you loads of luck for the future.
Also, thanks to Walsall for supplying the image of Thomas that is used in this article.
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