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The Next Ray Mac Quiz

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The next Ray Mac Quiz Night will take place on Thursday 26th September.

Just £2 per person. Get a team together and give it a go in the Blue Bee Bar at the Ray Mac Stadium, home of Salisbury FC. There's a cash prize for the winning team.

Doors open at 7.30pm and it starts at 8pm.

4 pint jugs of Foster & Symonds are just £12


Come through the main entrance of the stadium and head up the stairs to the Blue Bee Bar.

 

Blue Bee Bar at SFC border

 

 

Portland Preview - With important parking & club info

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A Message from Portland United

The committee of Portland United FC look forward to welcoming the players, club officials and supporters of Salisbury FC to the Weyline Stadium for our FA Cup 2nd qualifying round match. This match is likely to attract a much higher level of attendance than usual as both Weymouth and Dorchester have away fixtures and we understand Salisbury will bring a large number of fans.

We recommend early arrival to the club in order for ease of parking and access to the ground. On arrival, fans will be greeted by stewards who will direct them to the parking which is on land opposite the club site.  Parking on-site will be for players, club officials and disabled parking only.

We need to advise that we do not have card payment facilities so will be operating cash only.

Our ground and clubhouse will be open from 1.15pm and it should be noted that there is a large bar upstairs from which the whole pitch can be viewed. Unfortunately, we have very limited disabled facilities but have access to the clubhouse downstairs WC.

We have arranged extra catering facilities for this fixture to accommodate all fans around the ground but due to FA rules, we can't sell alcohol beyond the clubhouse. Programmes and raffle tickets will be available inside the ground.

This is an exciting fixture and we're thrilled to have Salisbury heading to Portland. We have taken all measures to make your visit as comfortable as possible. DON'T FORGET TO BRING CASH! 

Portland United v Salisbury FC
Fixture Date: 21/09/19
Competition: Emirates FA Cup
Kick Off: 15.00

Admission

Adults - £6
Concession & Under 16 - £4
U12s - Free with a paying adult.

Venue

Weyline Stadium
Grove Road
PORTLAND
Dorset
DT5 1DP

Google Maps

Directions

Head south-west on the A354 towards Blandford and stay on the A354 around and beyond Blandford until you reach the A35. Head straight over the roundabout where you join the A35 towards Dorchester/Weymouth. Stay on the A35 as you bypass Dorchester and then stay left for the first exit off the roundabout towards Weymouth where you rejoin the A354. 

When you reach the first roundabout, take the second exit onto the Weymouth Relief Road.  Again at the next roundabout, take the second exit still on the A354 moving into the right-hand lane and as you approach the next roundabout go into the middle lane and take the second exit.

At the next roundabout take the first exit and continue straight through the first set of traffic lights - by now you should have Weymouth’s harbour on your left.  At the end of the harbour continue straight through the next set of traffic lights heading up a hill and again at the top of the hill go straight at the traffic lights.  Again you will come to more traffic lights in a dip - go straight on.

Continue and when you reach the next roundabout, take the first exit onto Portland Road (you will be able to see the Isle of Portland now!).  Carry on straight through the traffic lights (Dowsett Garage on the right) and at the roundabout leading onto The Causeway, take the second exit.

You should now be approaching Portland and will be able to see the marina which hosted the sailing events for the London 2012 Olympics.  You will also be able to see the harbour which is one of the largest man-made harbours in the world.

Continue across the causeway until you reach the bottom of Portland (Victoria Square) and take the second exit.  Keep slightly to the left and follow the road up the hill - all the way up the hill - and admire the views!  At the top of the hill take the second exit (Portland Heights Hotel is situated on your left) and continue along (past the garage on your right) and take the first turning to the left into Grove Road.

Carry along and just past the playing fields will be Portland UTD's ground.

Parking

Portland Panthers who play across the road from Portland United, have switched their home fixture so that the Grove playing field is available for additional parking.  Portland United will also have marshals from the local running club to direct traffic in and park them up.  The main car park will be for players, club officials and disabled parking etc. So, there should be plenty of parking which is free. 

 

 

 

Weston-super-Mare Match Preview

Weston

 

Weston-super-Mare AFC v Salisbury FC
Fixture Date: 17/09/19
Competition: BetVictor Southern Premier South
Kick Off: 19.45

 

Admission

Adults - £11

Concession - £7

U16s - £3

U8s - Free

Family - 2 adults and 2 juniors - £20

Venue

The Optima Stadium, Winterstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare BS24 9AA

Google Maps

Directions

There are many new roads near the Optima Stadium. If using a Sat Nav, make sure it's updated. Or use Google Maps with the link above. 

Head out of Salisbury on the A36 towards Wilton (NW). Continue on the A36 across the A303 (not onto it) eventually bypassing Warminster until you reach the Cley Hill Roundabout. Take the first exit onto the A362 towards Frome. Follow the A362 until it meets the A361 which is a T junction. Turn left onto the A361 towards Glastonbury.

Carry along the A361 until you enter the 40mph of Cranmore. Shortly after entering the 40mph limit there is a staggered junction and want to turn right towards Waterslip and Stoke St. Michael. After approximately 1 mile, there's a brown sign for the Waggon & Horses pub, here you turn left on to Old Frome Road.  

After 2 miles, turn right at the crossroads onto the A37 towards Bristol. After 1 mile, turn left on the B3135 towards Cheddar. Stay on the B3135 until it meets the B3134 after approx 5.8 miles. It's a T junction and you need to turn right towards Burrington. 

After 6.8 miles on the B3134, you come to another T junction where you turn left on the A368 towards Weston-super-Mare. Follow the A368 until you enter the village of Banwell and a T Junction with the A371. Turn right towards Weston-super-Mare. Follow the A371 over the M5 and you'll eventually get to a roundabout. Take the third exit towards Weston on the A371.  Shortly after that, there's another roundabout where you need to take the first exit onto The Runway. At the next roundabout take the first exit where The Runway continues. At the next roundabout go right (second exit) which The Runway continues again.  The final roundabout and you can see The Optima Stadium ahead and to the left. You can either go straight over or turn left at the roundabout and enter the car park on the right. 

There is a fair-sized car park at the stadium however there is a limited amount of match day parking for Blue Badge holders these spaces must be booked in advance. If you are travelling by coach/minibus please contact ahead of time to enquire about reserving a space.

Travelling by train

Weston-Super-Mare Ralway Station station is situated around a mile and a half away from the stadium, which is a 25-30 minute walk away. It is served by trains from Bristol Temple Meads.

As you come out of the station entrance turn right and then follow the station approach road around to the left. At the bottom of this road, you will reach a T-junction where you turn left. You will then reach another T-junction with the A370 dual carriageway, where you turn right. Continue along the A370 passing by two roundabouts and an Asda store on your left. At the third roundabout that you reach (with a McDonalds outlet on one side) take the third exit onto Winterstoke Road (signposted Weston Industrial Estate). The stadium is further down this road on the right.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance.

Visit the Trainline website to see how much you can normally save.

 

Thatcham Preview

THATCHAM

 

Thatcham Town v Salisbury FC
Fixture Date: 07/09/19
Competition: Emirates FA Cup
Kick Off: 12.30

 

Admission

Adults - £9
Concession - £6
U16s - £2

Venue

Stacatruc Stadium
Waterside Park, Crookham Hill
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG19 4PA
01635 862016

Google Maps

Directions

From the South:

Take the A34 northbound and take the B4640 exit toward Newbury near the Tothill Services. Cross over the A34 and take the B4640 exit Newbury for about 2 miles. Just past the Swan Inn at the roundabout take the second exit A339 to Basingstoke. Go through 2 roundabouts near the Greenham Park Industrial Estate. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit up Thornford Rd for about 1.5 miles. At the top of the road turn left at the T junction onto Crookham Hill and follow the road round a sharp righthand corner then down towards Thatcham passing the Priory Thornford Park Hospital and Burys Bank Road on the left. The Ground is on the right-hand side just before you reach the Kennet River and Kennet & Avon Canal bridges and the railway crossing at Thatcham. The Waterside Park Ground is on the right-hand side with ample parking.

 

Tiverton Town Match Preview

Tiverton Town

 

Tiverton Town v Salisbury FC
Fixture Date: 31/08/19
Competition: BetVictor Southern Premier South
Kick Off: 15.00

 

Admission

Adults - £10
Concession (65+, Valid Student ID, Military ID card) - £7
U16s - £1

Venue

Ladysmead Bolham Road Tiverton Devon EX 16 6SG

                            T 01884 252397  F 01884 258840

Google Maps

Directions

On the A303 head West towards Exeter. At the Southfields Roundabout take the A358 exit towards Taunton. When you reach the M5 head south towards Exeter. At Junction 27 Take the A361 towards Tiverton. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bolham Rd/A3126. After about half a mile the stadium is on your right. 

Traveling by train

Should you decide to come by train, Tiverton Parkway is approximately seven miles outside of the town. Buses leave the train station 16 minutes to the hour every hour and leave the bus station in Tiverton 15 minutes past the hour every hour. The journey time is 38 minutes ( yes I know, but this is Devon) the other option is to get a taxi from the station. For further information call the National Rail Enquiries centre on 0345 48 49 50 or have a look at the railtrack website.

 

August Lottery Results

Congratulations to the following winners of the August windfall lottery.

 

Monthly

1st Mark Auger £150

2nd Sarum Graphics £90

3rd Helena Hammond £60

To join the lottery, click the image below.

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The Supporters Club Donate £4000!

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The Salisbury FC Supporters Club handed over a donation of £4000 during the match with Yate Town. Their hard work raising money to support the club is neverending. A small core of members and the committee take on the fundraising tasks and they always produce outstanding results. The Salisbury FC Chairman, Ian Hammond, thanked the Supporters Club and its members for this important donation. He added "With some much-needed repairs required, especially to the lawnmower, this money will be put towards that. It makes a huge difference to the club so I'd like to again thank the Supporters Club, it's members and all the supporters of Salisbury FC". 

Media Coverage part 2

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We were pleased to welcome BBC Radio Solent’s Cliff Pledge to the Dorchester game, but in conversation with him he revealed an additional activity on behalf of the non league scene.

Although VOICE FM, who are independent of BBC Radio Solent and sponsored by Sydenhams, was set up initially to cover the Sydenhams Wessex League Clubs, the broadcasts now cover all levels of non league football over the vast Wessex area.

Listeners can tune in to the weekly sports show between 2pm and 5pm on Sundays, and there is a “listen again” facility available through the Voice FM website or their app from one hour after the programme finishes. You may be able to pick up output, as it happens, on 106.9 FM.

Because of the wide area covered, and a desire to inform about areas of the non-league game in addition to the Wessex League, it is very likely that SFC will occasionally have some input, and interviews with various people from the Club including Manager Steve Claridge will happen from time to time, so if you want to have additional information, why not listen in?

Alec Hayter

Press Officer

 

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Swindon Supermarine Match Preview.

Swindon

 

Swindon Supermarine v Salisbury FC
Fixture Date: 24/08/19
Competition: BetVictor Southern Premier South
Kick Off: 15.00

 

Admission

Adults - £10
Concession - £6
U12s - Free

Venue

Swindon Supermarine FC 

The Webbswood Stadium 

Supermarine Road 

Swindon 

SN3 4BZ 

Google Maps

Directions

Head north on the A338 until you reach Burbage. Take the A346 exit on the roundabout towards Swindon and Marlborough. When you reach the roundabout on the M4 go straight over and take the A419 exit. After about 5 miles take the exit for the A361 and then follow the A361 for 1.5 miles. Then take the second exit on to Supermarine Road. The Webbswood Stadium is along there on the left. 

 

Gosport Match Preview

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⚽️ Salisbury FC v Gosport Borough
🏆 BetVictor Southern Premier South
🗓️ 13th August 2019
🕒 7.45pm ko
🏟️ The Ray Mac Stadium - SP4 6PU
🎫 Adults £11, Concessions £7, 5-16yo £3, Under 5s FREE

Manager's Update

Tomorrow’s game against Gosport promises to be one of the highlights of the season, as after the players they have recruited and the money being spent they very much expect to be right in the shake-up this season.  In fact, such is the turnaround they will probably consider themselves favourites to win it. This was borne out by the three nill victory over last season runners up Taunton on Saturday. We ourselves welcome back a couple of players, Kevin Amankwaah and Ricky Wellard, that will hopefully give us more options defensively even though Elliot, Jake and Gerrard could all be missing.

After Saturday's disappointing result, this will certainly be another stern test, but one we are certainly capable of being competitive in. Some players are still settling in and with the fractured pre-season that we had, and the injuries that still blight us we’re still getting to know each other's capabilities. Everyone knows the standards we set at this football club, and even though we work to a strict budget, the expectation and the pressure that comes with that will always be there. Because of this, we need as many of you fantastic supporters to come along and back the lads in what promises to be one of toughest games of the season. Thanks once again for your support at Chesham and hopefully this time we can give you something to cheer about. 

Steve Claridge