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PLAY OFF SEMI FINAL PREVIEW: Whites v Evesham United

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By Ian Ridley

After suffering the loss of Tom Whelan, Whites manager Steve Claridge is now sweating on the fitness of Justin Bennett ahead of tomorrow’s big play-off against Evesham United at the Ray Mac (Wednesday April 26th, kick-off 7.45pm).

Tom’s serious calf injury sustained in the 1-0 win at Bideford on Saturday has ruled him out of the Whites’ midfield and Steve is now waiting to hear if Justin has recovered from his hamstring strain before he settles on his side and formation to take on the Worcestershire side.

“Tom is a massive loss, I can’t deny that,” Steve lamented. “He gets us playing and has been one of the best players for us this season, if not the best. Everyone around the squad knows what a loss he is.

“It means I’m still considering options and a lot depends on Justin. We won’t know what’s what until just before kick-off so it’s really a waiting game until then. It’s a question of getting the balance of the side right without Tom.

“It’s a real shame,” added Steve. “A week ago, we thought we finally had a full squad ahead of the play-offs after a terrible season for injuries but then this happens. There are some big decisions to be made.”

Better news for Steve has been the full recovery of Brian Dutton and Callum Hart from flu, which they were both still struggling with in the win at Bideford, a result that clinched the remarkable finish of a runners-up spot in Evo-Stik Southern South and West behind Hereford after Whites were mid-table before Christmas.

In addition, Eddie Perrett has recovered from a head injury and Sam Roberts came unscathed through the Development Squad’s fine 2-0 win at Sholing in the semi-final of the John Stimpson Memorial Shield last night.

Evesham, who finished fifth in Evo-Stik Southern South and West, come to the Ray Mac on the back of a 4-2 win at AFC Totton on Saturday. They will also be without a key man in defender Liam Harding, their player of the season, who recently sustained a long-term cruciate ligament injury.

Whites beat an obdurate Evesham at the Ray Mac on opening day with a late Tommy Wright goal – the first of his 50 in all competitions so far this season - but were beaten 3-2 at the Jubilee Stadium in November, a defeat which came just before the team finally hit the form that produced 21 wins from their last 24 league games.

In that spell Whites conceded just 15 goals and in finishing second in the table ended up top scorers in the league with 118 goals.

“A lot of things have changed over the course of the season and those two games,” said Steve.

“They’ve brought in a lot of players and have plenty of options after doing some business around deadline day. It’s a very different side to the one we played on opening day.

“I felt we should have got something at their place. We should have been two up early on but then the defensive problems we had in early season resurfaced and we gave them a three-goal start. Even then, we had a great chance to take a point right at the end.”

Thus is the stage set for another epic encounter, with the nine-point gap between the two sides in the final league table counting for nothing.

And Steve wants another big and supportive home crowd to help get Whites into a play-off final that would also take place at the Ray Mac if they win, next Monday at 3pm.

“We need everybody to be there to help us get over the line,” said Steve. “We may have got the home tie everyone wanted but Evesham are dangerous, make no mistake. It should be some game and some night.”

*Gates and bar will open at 6.30pm. Please note this game is all-pay and season tickets are not valid. If they so wish, season ticket holders will be allowed into the ground at 6.15pm to claim their usual seats.



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Tom to miss play-offs

By Thom Belk 

WHITES have been dealt a major blow as they prepare for their Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South & West play-off semi-final against Evesham United with influential midfielder Tom Whelan ruled out.

Tom sustained a blood clot in his calf - believed to be a complication of being caught when making a tackle - during Saturday’s 1-0 win at Bideford. He has since spent two nights in hospital having treatment to relieve the problem.

The popular Liverpudlian has been a mainstay in Steve Claridge’s side since the club’s formation in 2015, making his 100
th appearance on April 15th at Mangotsfield United. This term the former Poole Town player has netted on seven occasions.

Steve will now be left with a headache as he has to rethink his central options ahead of the visit of Evesham United tomorrow night. The recent returns from injury of Chris Onoufriou and Sam Roberts will soften the blow and the recent signing Franklyn Clarke will provide the Whites boss with some strong options.

A devastated Tom Whelan spoke to the club website following his release from hospital.

“Having spent the last two nights in hospital, it's gutting to know that I won't be able to take play in the play-offs, especially after playing practically every league game this season,” he said. 

“It's hard for me to take but I think the players we've got at the club are more than capable of stepping in and doing the job.”

The club wishes Tom all the best for his recovery and thanks him for his brilliant service and performances this season. We hope to see him fit and well for pre-season.

MATCH PREVIEW: Bideford v Whites

BIDEFORD V WHITES PREVIEW 

 

By Ian Ridley

 

 

Steve Claridge will take his full squad to Bideford tomorrow (Saturday April 22nd) for the crucial final league match that will determine where Whites contest the play-offs. 

 

The manager wants strength in numbers for the long Evo-StikSouthern South and West trip to Devon as well as cover for several players who have been nursing illness and injury this week.

 

Callum Hart and Brian Dutton have both had a touch of flu this week while skipper Kane O’Keefe missed training on Thursday due to an ongoing knee problem and Justin Bennett had to finish early due to a tight hamstring. Eddie Perrett also suffered a knock in training.

 

Whites have already confirmed their place in the play-offs but need a win tomorrow to guarantee home advantage

 

Victory at The Sports Ground – and Whites are chasing a sixth successive league win - would ensure that second-placed Whites will face Evesham United, who are guaranteed fifth place, at the Ray Mac next Wednesday (April 26th).

 

A draw or defeat, however, could mean a trip to either Taunton Town or Tiverton Town the same night, depending on how those two clubs fare tomorrow. Third-placed Taunton travel to North Leigh while Tiverton are at home to PaultonRovers.

 

And Steve knows his side has a tough task tomorrow against a side who drew with Taunton and Evesham over the Easter weekend and who grabbed a late point at the Ray Mac last September.

 

We knew we probably had the toughest run-in and this is not the ideal game to finish on,” said Steve. “Bideford are a decent side, with good, experienced players. It is not going to be an easy job to win the game to hold on to second.

 

“And I think that is what we are going to have to do because I’m sure at least one or the other of Taunton and Tiverton isgoing to win.

 

“That said, while of course we want to be at home, we shouldn’t be too daunted if we end up going away. We have won 11 of our last 12 away games.”

 

Having come from mid-table around Christmas with a remarkable run of 19 wins in 22 league games, Steve now knows that things have changed, with the team’s promotion fate suddenly in their own hands.

 

“It’s ours to lose now, which is a feeling we haven’t had before,” he said. “There’s a different feel to this game and nerves will come in to play.

 

“But then they will with the other clubs in the play-offs too and I hope and expect us to handle the situation, and the more experienced heads in the team to come through.

 

Plenty in this squad experienced promotion with us last season as well, albeit in different circumstances, so although we may have a few knocks, we should have enough about us to cope.

 

We’re a half decent side and there’s goals in us. I can assure supporters we’ll give it a good go.

 

“It would be nice to see as many as possible down there at Bideford. I know it’s a long way but our fans have been turning away games into home games all season and I’d like to think they can do it again for us.”

 

 

Whites squad: Bass, Ball, Colson, Dutton, Wheeler, Hart, Flint, Perrett, Benson, Herbert, Whelan, O’Keefe, T. Roberts, S. Roberts, Mundy, Clarke, Onoufriou, Bennett, Wright, Waller Lassen.

Important play-off information

Salisbury Football Club have already confirmed their place in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South & West play-offs, should The Whites finish second or third in the table, they will host the play-off semi-final at the Ray Mac on Wednesday April 26th (7.45pm).

Should this match take place it will be classed as an ‘all pay’ match, this is due to the fact that the league play-offs are classed by the Southern League as cup matches. This means that season ticket holders will also be required to pay for this match.

Salisbury currently occupy 2nd place, however, with Taunton and Tiverton both only a point behind, it will go to the final day (this Saturday) to decide the final standings.


 

MATCH PREVIEW: Whites v Wimborne Town

By Dave Todd

 

The Magpies of Wimborne Town make the Bank Holiday trip to the Ray Mac for our penultimate league match and our final home fixture of the regular campaign.

 

Saturday saw a thoroughly professional Whitesperformance overcome not only a Mangotsfield side whose slim play off hopes were ended but a typical end of season pitch where the grains of sand outnumbered the blades of grass in many areas.

 

The win was an important one as there were no slip ups from our play off rivals. Tiverton enjoyed a narrow victory over Winchester City, Levi Landricombe scoring the only goal of the game, to ensure Martyn Rogers’ side remain a single point behind the Whites in fourth place. Meanwhile, the shock of conceding an early goal at bottom of the table Bridgwater Town proved to be no more than a minor setback as second placed Taunton recovered to win 5-1. So, no change in the play off places and the tussle to gain home advantage therein.

 

The Whites were boosted at Mangotsfield not only by the goal scoring return of Justin Bennett, but the experienced Brian Dutton for his first match following an eleven game absence. Fingers crossed that after a horrendous season for injuries the treatment room is a little less crowded and Steve Claridge will have the rare luxury of a full squad to pick from in the business end to the season.

 

Our opponents are only playing for pride now as they sit in eleventh place in the table with 54 points. On Saturday they surprisingly went down 3-0 at home to Yate Town, their third defeat on the trot without scoring. However the Magpies do contain in their ranks Toby Holmes, who sits in fourth place in the divisional goal scoring charts, with an impressive 30 goals. 

 

The previous meeting between the two clubs at The Cuthbury on 2nd January produced a narrow victory for the Whites as Justin Bennett scored the only goal of the game five minutes before half time.

 

Other matches to keep an eye on tomorrow are –

 

Barnstaple Town v Tiverton Town

Hereford v Evesham United

Taunton Town v Bideford

 

 

GAME OFF: Salisbury Development v AFC Portchester

Tomorrow's scheduled Wyvern Midweek Division match between Salisbury and AFC Portchester has been cancelled.

The cancellation is due to the fact that AFC Portchester are unable to raise a side.

The next action for Chris Burden and Mike Easterbrook's side will now be next Tuesday, they visit Dorchester Town in the John Stimson
Memorial Shield. Taking place at The Avenue Stadium, DT1 2RY (7.45pm)

MATCH DETAILS: Salisbury v Amesbury Town

The stadium for tonight’s match will only be partially open. Turnstiles B, C & D will be open from 6.30pm and only Tea Hut 1 will be open for tonight’s Hospital Cup Semi Final.

Entry is Free for U16’s, Adults £6 and Concessions £3. Stand Transfers and Car Parking remain at £1 each.

Salisbury FC Easter Camp to start on Tuesday

Due to circumstances beyond our control Salisbury Football Club ‘Easter Camp’ at Cross Keys will now be starting tomorrow (Tuesday April 11th) at 10am.

Salisbury Football Club are excited to be returning to Cross Keys next week for ‘Easter Camp’. The Whites will once again be taking up residence in the city centre shopping precinct after a successful ‘pop up’ in February.

There will be a number of activities to get involved with, player-meet-and-greets, giveaways and merchandise on sale.

Robert Brown, promoter of Cross Keys Arcade said, “Our partnership with Salisbury FC allows us to bring these fun and interactive events to the heart of the city.”

Thom Belk, Press, PR and Events for Salisbury Football Club spoke of the exciting return to Cross Keys

“We’re delighted to be invited back to Cross Keys for four days in the Easter Holidays. The event in February was a massive success so we look forward
to be being in a central location for a longer period.”

 

MATCH PREVIEW: Whites v Wantage Town

By Ian Ridley

 

WHITES will be boosted by the return of key players as they look to cement their play-off place against Wantage Town at the Ray Mac tomorrow (Saturday April 8th , kick off 3pm).

 

After missing a month with a hamstring injury, 41-goal striker Justin Bennett is set to return to action while manager Steve Claridge is hopeful that at least one of Callum Hart (groin strain) and Sam Roberts (knee) will come through pre-match fitness tests to be involved.

Meanwhile George Colson has recovered from a calf strain sustained at Shortwood last week and 42-goal Tommy Wright takes his place after his midweek trip to TranmereRovers with his parent club, Sutton United, when he played the last half hour.

Jesse Waller Lassen, however, is still unavailable as he serves the final match of a three-game suspension incurred with Team Solent and Brian Dutton’s thigh strain is still troubling him.

“The two games we lost recently, against Tiverton and Hereford, we had seven or eight players out,” said Steve. “Now we’re getting players back ready for the play-offs and looking much stronger.”

Since the defeat by Hereford, Whites have bounced back with two wins - 7-0 over Bridgwater and 3-0 at Shortwood as part of the manager’s target of winning every remaining game.

“I said after Hereford, let’s win our last six and see where it takes us,” he said. “We’ve managed to win two, now there are four to go.”

Despite Wantage being already relegated, they will come to the Ray Mac buoyed by a fine performance at Hereford last Saturday when they almost spoiled the champions’ promotion party, leading 2-1 with 10 minutes left before succumbing 3-2 in front of crowd of 3,484. Before that, the Oxfordshire side had gone unbeaten in their previous three matches.

“We never treat any game as easy and we certainly won’t be taking this lightly,” said Steve. “They gave us a tough game up there and we only won it with a late goal so we have to be ready.”

A week ahead of the crucial Easter fixtures, tomorrow promises to be another pivotal day in the Evo-Stik Southern South and West play-off race.

Second-placed Taunton are at home to Hereford, third-placed Tiverton go to in-form play-off outsiders Swindon Supermarine while fifth-placed Evesham United are at home to sixth-placed Mangotsfield.

If Whites can win, and results go their way elsewhere, they can jump from fourth to go above Tiverton and even level on points with Taunton in that contest for a home game in the play-offs accorded to the second and third-placed teams.

We can only do what we can do, which is first and foremost make sure we make the play-offs, and then watch and wait,” said Steve. “But I’m certainly happier now with where we are as a team and as the play-offs approach.

“If we are anywhere near full strength, there is a consistency to us, unlike earlier in the season when we were still finding out about players and what this league involved.

Then, you didn’t know what you going to get. Now, nine out of 10 times, you know what to expect with these players and I need to see it for the rest of the season. Take Taurean Roberts. He was brilliant at Shortwood and showed us what he was capable of. I want to see that much more.

“Overall, I think the players have realised what it takes now to win games at this level and with the injured players coming back at the right time, we’ve got a good chance of doing just that.”

The game is Whites’ penultimate home regular-season league game of the campaign – Wimborne on Easter Monday the final one – and the manager is hoping for a big crowd on what is forecast as a beautiful Spring Day.

“It would be nice to get back as many of the 1,200 Salisbury people who came to the Hereford game as possible,” said Steve. “We’re always grateful to our regular 600 to 700 but it would be great to see and hear more helping us get into those play-offs and we’ll look to reward them with a decent spectacle.”

 

 

 

 

 

MATCH REPORT: Salisbury Development 4 Winchester City 1

Salisbury FC 4 Winchester FC 1

Wyvern League

Thursday, 7 April 2017

 

By Alec Hayter

 

I don't often have the chance to watch the development squad but, along with 64 paying customers, enjoyed yet another victory over our Hampshire neighbours. Incidentally, that attendance, I believe a record for us in home Wyvern League games, was nine more than North Leigh's gate in the Southern League and only two less than Shortwood United's "crowd" two days previously! Needless to say there was little atmosphere but nevertheless plenty of noise from the technical areas!Sixty four people received good value for turning out.

 

Things started well for the home side when on 6 minutes the impressive Nathan Connelly got down the right side before squaring the ball across to the far side where Brandon Mundy's effort was blocked, but it was only another 4 minutes before the Whites took the lead, with this time Chae Sykes crossing from the right for Connelly to hit a firm shot which was too hot for keeper Josh Cotton.

 

Winchester replied 16 minutes later when Mike Miller headed over the top from close in but seconds later Connelly outmuscled Miller to double his side's advantage.

 

Ten minutes before the break, from a corner, Winchester's John Darling rattled the underside of the Salisbury bar but the ever dangerous Connelly found himself through on goal on 40 minutes only once more to see his effort blocked, depriving him of a first half hat-trick. The half ended with a tame effort from Claudio Herbert from the edge of the box, disappointing after he had made a good surging solo run at the Winchester defence.

 

It was not long after half-time before Winchester profited from a breakaway with Jay Englefield lobbing Tom Roberts in the home goal to make it 2-1, but hope was extinguished eleven minutes later when Salisbury's Oliver Davies delivered a corner into the box and Charlie Blake powered home a header to restore the two-goal advantage. A great move on 78 minutes between Charlie Rayfield and Davies gave Sykes an opportunity but he put his effort over the top. For their part, Winchester’sEnglefield looped an effort over in the last minute.

 

I'm not sure where the referee found six minutes of time added but it gave Connelly a belated opportunity to complete his hat-trick, when, 5 minutes into that time added, Winchester keeper Cotton, in advancing for to collect a back pass, lost his footing and Connelly picked up the loose ball to score from an almost impossible angle, to complete the action – and his night as well!

 

The game provided a good chance for Blake, Adam Flint, Herbert, and Mundy to have game time, but ex-White Sam Wilson, in Winchester colours, did little for his reputation, and was barely noticed apart from when referee Hicks showed him a yellow card.

 

Teams

Salisbury: Roberts, Rayfield, Sommerton, Whittaker, Blake, Flint, Herbert (Corr 64), Mundy (Plank 78), Connelly, Sykes (Greenough 84)Davies.

Subs not used: Clancy, Wilson.

 

Winchester City: Cotton, Diaper, Darling, Dean, Hannam, Miller, Englefield, Brindley (Hoff 77), Wilson (Macri 60), Kaiser, Bugg (Sutherden 67)

Sub not used: Corner.

 

Attendance: 64Referee: P Hicks

Kids go free for Amesbury match

Salisbury Football Club host Amesbury town on Tuesday in the Salisbury Hospital Cups Semi Final. The local derby, which falls in the Easter Holidays, has been made free entry for U16’s.

General admission has also been reduced, Adults £6 and Concessions £3

Stand Transfers and Car Parking will remain at £1.


 

Development face Citizens tonight at Ray Mac

Salisbury Development are once again in action tonight at the Ray Mac. They face Winchester City (7.45pm) in the Wyvern Midweek Division.

Gates and Bar open from 6.30pm

Admission: Adult £4, Concessions £2, U16’s £1

 

YOUTH - Weekend round up 1st / 2nd April

 

Photo: Under 13 blacks champions.

Whites 18’s crowned Champions of the Wilts Senior League U18 Floodlit Division 

In truth there is only six games in this division, but last night’s 4 v 1 win at Pewsey means the Whites with two games remaining have an unsaleable lead in the table and the Silverware will be coming to the Ray Mac this season.  

The under 18 squad is being stretched left, right and centre at the moment with many playing not only South West Counties U18 games and the above U18 league, they are also involved in the Whites Development games.  

Fixtures on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week possibly had a slight influence on the side that went down 1 v 3 to high flying Poole town on Saturday morning. Poole started strongly and took the lead on 20 minutes when Balmer scored. They probably thought they had sealed the win when Wright extended their lead on 50 minutes, however Ryan Penny pulled one back just 5 minutes later to give the Whites a glimmer of hope, that hope was extinguished on 70 minutes when Sam Hockey put the match beyond Salisbury when he made it 3 v 1.  

Poole remain on track to win the South West Counties Youth League title, were as the Whites season is now over with this being their final league fixture. Salisbury are currently 4th, however Bath City have three games to play. After they put 11 past BC Saints on Saturday you wouldn’t put it beyond them getting the 4 points they need to leapfrog Richard Rendall and Mark Somertons boys.  

The lads should be proud of the season they have had, 4th or 5th is no mean feat given the clubs and their resources that are in this division. An excellent run in the FA youth cup to the first round proper and a game under the lights of the Ray Mac against full time Swindon town is a memory the players will keep forever. A number of the squad have made their 1st team debuts as well.  

Whites 14’s have a weekend to remember 

Under 14’s was according to U18 boss Rich Rendall ‘the season from hell’ when his side were this old. Mark Winter now 100% understands what he meant. This season has seen the lads suffering far more injuries than usual, and it is mostly down to it being just about their fastest growth period (apart from the 1st year after birth perhaps). From a squad of 21 it has too often been the case of a bare 11 or worse. So when we were able to field a nigh on full strength side on Saturday to take on Basingstoke Town in the JPL there was to be no excuses.  

The Whites from the start to the finish dominated the game and the back three of Owen Davis, Thom Feest and Declan Green protected as usual by Capt. Alfie Hawke in the holding midfield role never gave Stoke a shot on goal. In fact a couple of half saves was all that troubled the White’s goal all game. Jack Eagles got the opening goal for Salisbury and the 5th in-between that Reece McSoreley notched a wonderful Hattrick. 5 v 0 it would be kind to say flattered the Whites, but in fact it didn’t on this occasion. Basingstoke broke Whites hearts in the tie earlier in the season when they came back from 3 v 1 down to win 4 v 3. There was no coming back from this one though, that back three was not going to allow it.  

On to Sunday and what can only be described as a promotion playoff game before the play offs.
Add to that, the history between these teams. Hedge end White were the opposition as they were last in last season’s playoff final which the Whites won 2 v1. Games between these two sides are always competitive to say the least and this one was no different. Again a back three was deployed although Thom Feest and Alfie Hawke was the only survivors from the previous day’s defensive line up. In came Sam Butt and Ali Cheetham to complete the rear guard. The attacking part of the squad was as per Saturday, less two goal hero Eagles. Defensively the resulting performance was as per Saturday a clean sheet, attacking wise one goal from Sam Butt was enough seal the 3 points needed to keep the Whites on track to either get automatic promotion should they win this Sunday, or the more likely scenario is another play off final against…you guessed it Hedge End White again. 
 

Rob Hawke and Mark Winter on the Whites bench knew that a win was more important for us than H.E, with ¾ of the game gone and the score at 0 v 0 the electric Sam Butt had the defensive shackles removed and was moved up to midfield as the whites reverted to a 4-4-2 to go for broke. Within 2 minutes Butt stole the ball off a H.E midfielder just inside their half and burst forward, importantly this lad runs with his head up, and on this occasion he noticed the goal keeper was outside of his 6 yard box. No further invitation was needed and he shot from 35 yards over the head of the back rushing keeper into the back of the net. Salisbury then saw out the game to take this promotion battle to the last week of the season.  

Despite what was riding on this game both teams played it in a great sporting spirit helped by a young but very impressive referee who came over to collect his hard earned match fee shaking his head repeating ‘what a game’ 3 times, yes ref it was.   

Champions and undefeated in the league, not two shabby for your first season!  

Champions last week, U13s Blacks still have a 100% Win Ratio to seal, as well as players own targets.  Baddesley Templars were the opposition. 

The Blacks put on early pressure testing the Opposition keeper from the off, he held out for nearly 20 mins before Bradley Robinson lashed a loose ball low into the net. A tidy finish from Matt Shobbrook followed almost instantly, Shobbers had another cleared off the line before adding his 2nd. MOTM Bradley Robinson then struck his 20th league Goal of the season just before the break.  4-0 HT. 

Baddesley’s young keeper held firm again in the 2nd half despite intense pressure from the Blacks, some quick feet in the box led to a Penalty which Whites keeper Christopher Mundy buried for his 3rd goal of the season. The Blacks Defence then took centre stage with Alex Oxley-Thorne breaking from RB to smash one into the top Corner and Bishal Rai CB powering in a header from a corner. Baddesley did grab a consolation, when their keeper put a long ball into our box and some indecision led to an easy finish.  

Baddesley Templars 1-7 Salisbury Blacks. 

It was two games in two days for Salisbury FC U8 Saturday team. 

Saturday was a short trip to Barry 's field in winterslow to play a very determined Clarendon Juniors. Salisbury soon got into their passing rhythm with Elliott Eyers and Theo Crew causing clarendon problems with there ever excellent dominance in midfield. Defensive pair Charlie Creese and Camron Dean played an excellent part in keeping Clarendon at bay during the game . Strikers Ollie Page and Warren Downing excellence throughout the game was too much for Clarendon to deal with on the day.  

Sunday was a road trip to Cheltenham Town FC training ground to play Cheltenham FC Academy. The game provided an excellent experience for the young whites playing against the best team they have faced this season. Salisbury started well with Eathan Standen and Tyler Voce matching Cheltenham's Excellence. But Cheltenham showed there class with an excellent performance throughout the game. A big thank you To Cheltenham Town FC for their kind invite to their impressive training ground. A memorable experience! COYW

 

New pop-up market and car boot sale for Salisbury FC

As a regular supporter of Salisbury Town F.C., James Shanley wanted to do something to provide extra revenue for the club.

James and his partner Paul Lewis own a company, Southern Market Traders, that delivers quality markets across Hampshire, Dorset and Berkshire – general weekly street markets, international street food markets and specialist art, design, antiques and vintage fairs.

I
t seemed sensible to use all this knowledge and experience to develop a new Pop-Up Market and Car Boot Sale in the car park of the Raymond McEnhill Stadium, making it possible for the community to raise funds for their favourite team whilst enjoying a family outing on a Sunday morning. They can grab a bargain or two browsing the stalls, or set up themselves to top up their income.

“We will bring along traders with fresh produce to deliver the pop-up market but Car Booting is new to the company, so we are relying on the fans to spread the word and generate lots of interest in the local community. The more people selling their pre-loved treasures, the more revenue for the teams and more fun for the fans”

“We have had leaflets printed and we will be putting up banners on the roundabouts locally, but word of mouth really is the best advertising and we hope that everyone will get behind their new market and give it their support”

If you have any questions, need more detail, or want to get involved, you can call the office on 07515 797878 and talk to Marie

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 23rd April  

and then every Sunday 8am till 1pm