YOUTH - The weekend round up - 16/17 Sept
Whites 16’s tame the Lion’s.
Salisbury 3 v 0 Littleton lions
Salisbury under 16's made it back to back wins in the Southampton youth league at home to a determined Littleton lions. However with 5 regular players missing they made a shaky start which saw the visitors take an early lead before Will Haslam fired in an equaliser from Brad Walters’s defence splitting through ball. An inch perfect corner from Josh Connolly picked out Archie Forden who headed home to ensure Salisbury had with their noses in front at half time.
The second half was largely uneventful for a long period with both keepers rarely troubled. However with ten minutes left Walters picked up the ball in his own half and went on an amazing solo run before picking out Sam Edwards who finished off the move to make the game safe at 3-1. To their credit the visitors kept going well and were rewarded with penalty deep into injury time which was coolly converted to ensure the final score was 3-2 to Salisbury.
Under 15’s have a 7th Heaven sort of weekend.
Whites U15’s are a much changed side this season with 6 new faces in the squad Saturday.
The JPL has three league seeding games this season to determine what league each team are placed in. A good idea some other leagues should take note of. The Whites opener last weekend against Evo Bath was a frustrating affair with Salisbury dominating large periods of the game but ending up on the losing side.
This week was a different matter when they visited Yeovil Town FC. The biggest disappointment from the previous weekend was the lack of shots, and that was put to bed inside 30 seconds when Louis James finished off a fast paced burst forward from Sam Butt. Within 10 minutes Kallum Weir and Alfie Mepham had made it 3 nil to the visitors. In the 2nd qtr Yeovil woke up a bit and managed to temporarily halt the Whites onslaught, but only with the help of their stand in keeper who performed heroics. He did well to block a Goodger shot, but lively Olly Mason was there to pounce on the ball when he couldn’t keep the ball in his hands and Mason slotted home to make it 4.
In the 4th qtr, a relieved Ashton Goodger finally broke his season’s duck for his new side with 2 well taken strikes for the 6ft 2” front man. The scoring was rounded off by Archie Barnard.
This was a score line that I don’t think anyone connected with the 15’s expected today, but I know they are capable of. Next up is a trip to Paulton Rovers this Saturday. A big thank you to Yeovil for excellent hospitality and playing the entire game in the right spirit from start to finish.
Salisbury FC U15 Sunday romped to a 7 v 2 win over a Chamberlayne Athletic side with MOTM James Eyres bagging 4 to demonstrate just what he brings to the side. And that was with next to no pre-season for him personally. Sam Butt added 2 and Kallum Weir struck for the second day in a row for a comfortable opening day win.
Under 14 Blacks the ups and the downs!
Last week saw progression for SYFC U14’s Black in the Hampshire cup in a tightly contested game finishing 5 goals to 4 Vs Clanfield Youth U14 Black. Goals came from Leo Penna (2), Jake Bartlett (1), Bradley Robinson (1) and Travis Reed (1). Fin Montieth was named MOTM.
This week came with a bigger challenge with the squad depleted due to illness as they started the league campaign in Division three against Marchwood Rangers Youth U14. It started well with a quick goal from Travis Reed however Marchwood took control of the first half scoring in quick succession which saw the Blacks losing at half time 1 - 8. Salisbury regrouped reverting to a standard 4-4-2 formation and were back playing the attractive football seen last season. A much better half saw Bradley Robinson net 2 sublime goals both from outside the penalty area. Marchwood also scored 2 in the second half which left the final score 3 goals to 10. There is certainly work to be done on the training ground this week however the second half showed positive signs as the new talent signed over the summer integrated well with the existing squad. Travis Reed was named MOTM.
The Blacks are delighted to announce that Ellen Morgan-Reed has agreed to join the coaching team with immediate effect. Ellen brings with her strong coaching skills having managed Amesbury Tigers over the past 3 years leading them to league success last season.
Salisbury U13 began their first 11 a side season with a victory over Sarum Youth
The whites played some good football, sticking to the formation they have worked on in preseason. Lots of communication and hard work and the main positive, the boys having smiles on their faces at the end of the match.
Goals from Dylan Beauchamp, Finley Roberts, Archie Ford, Callum Young, Lewis Young. and Tom Doran shows there are goals from all over the pitch.
Many thanks to Sarum Youth for their hospitality
Whites under 12’s begin competitive football with a bang.
Following a successful summer of tournament wins and pre-season friendlies the Salisbury FC under 12's kicked off their season in the Southampton Tyro league division One with a convincing 9-1 win over Littleton Juniors Youth under 12's. Starting their season on a lovely pitch at Hunts Farm near Romsey, the players gave a very good display of fast flowing football, resulting in Hatricks for Dylan Roocroft, Callum Ginger and Max Spiller.
Mini Soccer Round up.
Salisbury U10's played a very competitive and entertaining game against Hiltingbury Hawks today. Both sides gave a brilliant account of themselves, the action was end to end, with some terrific football in heavy conditions. Orlando got his season off and running with a well taken goal, Barnaby then followed up with a fine individual run and finish. Hiltingbury responded well and got a late consolation and reward for their hard work. Great effort boys.
Salisbury FC U9 continued their dream start to the season with an excellent performance against Winchester despite injury setbacks. Game 3 and everyone can boast a goal to their name for the season, including our keeper Elliot! COYW!
Today's game saw our young U8 whites travel to South Wonston to play South Wonston Swifts. It was an early start and the whites started on the front foot, looking well organised with Joseph Greenyer as captain leading the way. The team worked really hard for each other and played some great football at times. Great passing and movement that we've been working on in training.
Everyone had a great game and Harry Turner played a vital part by being able to pick out top passes leading to some exciting team goals. Man of the match went to Charlie Leeson for a great performance and working so hard. We'd like to thank South Wonston Swifts for having us today. We wish you luck for the rest of the season and look forward to seeing you again
It was Broughton away next for Salisbury FC U8 Black in this morning's game. Salisbury found it hard breaking down a packed defence in the first 10 mins but great creativity from Josh-aj Jeffrey, Charlie Barrett and Taylor Dunn eventually unlocked the Broughton defence giving Warren Downing and Theo Crew to find the net on occasion. With Salisbury in control Broughton started the second half with 6 players on the pitch which was intended to even the game which was thanked by the Broughton coach and parents. Another excellent performance from the young whites who continue their impressive start to the new season. Man of the match went to Theo Crew who put on a captain's performance. COYW