Over the past 12 months, the club has been the victim of receiving counterfeit £20 notes, the latest ones (2) in the Sarum Suite on Saturday 1 December. As a result with immediate effect, random checks, using counterfeit detector pens, will take place at the Gates, Sarum Suite, Tea Huts and the Shop. This may have the impact of slowing down either entry into the ground or the processing of orders in the Sarum Suite etc. Whilst this is regrettable, we are sure supporters will appreciate why this has now become necessary to implement.
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The Whites have again suffered longterm injuries to key players, and the latest news I have on them is as follows:
George sustained his injury at Farnborough on 20 October, and reports that he is about to have his plaster removed, but also that ligament damage will probably mean that it will not be before February before he returns to full fitness.
Bay's injury, sustained against Metropolitan Police on Saturday and saw his doctor this morning. He reports "The Break isn't too bad, and the plaster will be coming off in early January." He hopes to be playing between the start/middle February."I'll be back sooner rather than later."
Both players would like to thank the fans for their many messages of support, and of course, the Club wishes them well, with both making speedy recoveries.
Congratulations are due to Whites’ defender Elliot Wheeler who made his 150th appearance for the club in Saturday’s fixture with Metropolitan Police.
Elliot joined the club during our first season, making his debut in a 2-1 Wessex League victory at Verwood Town on 27 February 2016. A mark of his consistency is that his 150 appearances have been made from a possible 164 matches in his time with the club, with the majority of games he’s missed being in the local cup competitions.
He pips the unlucky George Colson to this milestone, George suffering the leg injury that currently keeps him sidelined in his 149th game for the Whites.
Elliot becomes the second player to reach 150 appearances for the club, following Tom Whelan who reached the same figure in September at Walton Casuals.
The Whies have been given another home draw, against National League side Braintree Town in the First Round Proper.
Manager Steve Claridge said: I'm pleased we have a home tie once again, but at the same time it seems that we cannot avoid opponents from the higher levels in Non League football."
The game will be played on Saturday 15 December, KO 3pm, and the winners will receive £6000 from the FA prize fund.
Saturday’s FA Trophy victory over East Thurrock United marked the club’s 200th competitive fixture.
Our playing record consists of 139 wins, 21 draws (includes two drawn Cup ties then won on penalties) and 40 defeats. We’ve scored 587 goals and conceded 233.
Of our 89 different opponents, our most regular foes have been Paulton Rovers and Swindon Supermarine, who we have met six times each.
91 different players have made at least one appearance, with Tom Whelan leading the way, having played 163 times.
The Draw for the First Round Proper will be made next Monday 26 November.
At this stage the draw is made on a regionalised basis, and sees the first involvement of Vanarama Conference National sides.
Salisbury FC is saddened to learn of the passing of Denis Rogers, who was in his late 90’s.
An effective wingman, he played for Salisbury Corinthians before joining the original Salisbury FC in 1947, and the Club sends its condolences to his son Ricky, who is still a supporter and sponsor, and any other remaining family members.
Please note that there will a minute’s silence before kick off at today’s game.
The Whites have been given yet another home draw in cup competitions, and will entertain Blackfield & Langley of the Evo-Stik League South Division One South in the CSS League Challenge Cup Third Round. At the tiome of writing our opponents sit in second position in their Leagaue, behind early leaders Yate Town
Nost of the ties are being played in the week commencing 3 December, but because of County Cup commitmenmts for both sides it is planned to play this game on 18 December, which means that the planned Salisbury Hospitals Cup game with Shaftesbury will have to be re-arranged yet again as that competition has no priority over any of the senior leagues/cups.
Further confirmation of any further changes will appear on this website as soon as they are known.
Following their midweek win at Bradford Town, the Whites have been drawn at home to Vanarama National South side Chippenham Town. Manager Steve Claridge commented:"We have another good opportunity to test ourselves against higher league opposition, and I am pleased that we have a home draw. We already have a congested fixture list, but hopefully our injury situation will have improved by the time this game comes round."
The match will be played on Tuesday 11 December, 7-45pm KO.
The Whites have been drawn at home to Vanarama National League South side East Thurrock United in the Third Qualifying Round.
The Rocks sit currently in 21st position in their league, and have won just one of their last six matches, but only lost narrowly at league leaders Billericay Town by the odd goal in five.
Manager Steve Claridge said: "Although we are very pleased to get another home draw, it's disappointing that in the main FA competitions we are nearly always drawn against the Conference clubs as soon as they become involved. However, having played in the Emirates FA Cup against Weston Super Mare, who are one place below East Thurrock in 22nd spot, we know what to expect, and will hopefully make further progress."
The tie will be played on Saturday week, 24th November, KO 3pm, and the winners will receive £5000 from the FA prize fund.
The Southern League have, in accordance with their rules, fixed a date for our game away at Taunton Town. The match will be played on Wednesday 28 November, KO 7-45pm.
This means that the Salisbury Hospitals Cup tie against Shaftesbury FC, due to have been played in the same week, will now take place on Tuesday 18 December.
Salisbury FC is delighted to confirm being named Evo-Stik South Premier South Club of the Month for October, having won all four of their league fixtures, scoring 12 times in League games and conceding only twice.
Chairman Ian Hammond said: "We are delighted to receive this award in recognition of the hard work put in by the Players, Management and Coaches, and look forward to continuing success on the field."
The award will be presented as soon as possible.
The Whites are pleased to confirm that the popular Claudio Herbert, after a spell at fellow League Club Hartley Wintney, has re-joined the Whites.
He will be available for selection in tomorrow night's CSS League Challenge Cup game at home to Paulton Rovers.
The Ladies team will be playing their home games at Barry's Fields in Winterslow for the foreseeable future. Well done to Neil Underwood and all involved that are working so hard to organise venues to get the matches played. Keep an eye on the fixtures on the website and drop by and show the SFC Ladies some support.
POSTPONED SFC Ladies v Trowbridge Wanderers Ladies First - Sunday 4th Nov 2018 - Kick Off 2pm