Match Report - Salisbury FC Development v AFC Porchester Reserves

Standard 01Salisbury FC 0 AFC Porchester 4

Wyvern Combination Midweek League

30 August 2018

By Alec Hayter

Although I can't get to every Development squad game I cannot ever remember seeing them lose so heavily, but if you gift your opposition two goals in the first half hour you give yourself an uphill task, especially against a competent side.

The Whites could not have made a worse start as within the first minute they fell behind after a short backpass from Nathan Stott presented the ball to Cameron Roach, who scored the first of three on the night. His first attempt was blocked by home keeper Rob Crossley but the ball rebounded nicely to him to put it into the empty net.

Three minutes later it might have been two apart from a good block which denied Kelvin Obaze, and it was not until the 24th minute when the Whites had a serious sniff - a long ball finding Charlie Cooper who did the difficult bit rounding the keeper but missed an open goal with his finish. Two minutes later a his cross found Louis Rendall who wasted an 8 yard opportunity.

Another mistake on the half-hour, when the ball rebounded from Rendall into the path of Effy Kazard, made it 2-0 and it could have been worse as on 40 minutes Matt Doel missed at the far post, before, two minutes later when Crossley made a double save, first from Michael Turvey and then Kazard.

A Stott effort was blocked before the break, and after the interval the Whites fell further behind with the first of two really good strikes - on 49 minutes when Roach cut inside and unleashed a tremendous right foot effort into corner and then, to complete the rout, when he got his hat-trick on 83 minutes with a sharp back header across the face of goal from Kazard's cross

The final nail came after Salisbury had chances falling to Zack Kotwicka, who had a goal disallowed for offside, Jack Stanley, who headed wide from distance, and when Cooper brought a good stop from visiting keeper Max Alderson. Salisbury's last attempt at getting a goal back came on 63 minutes with a well struck overhead from Kotwica but keeper Alderson was equal to it.


Salisbury FC: Crossley, Stott, Ward, Weeks, O'Keefe, Stanley (Dible 76), Cooper, Rendall, (Phillips 29) Kotwica (Wolfendon 68), Edwards, Tavares.

AFC Porchester: Alderson, McConnaghie, Limb (Harrison 65), Breed, Archibald, Searle, Tuppen, Doel, Obaze (Kazzard 15), Turvey, Roach (Goodred 90).

Attendance: 52                     Referee J McRitchie


Next Home Fixtures

30 November 2017 7.45pm v Christchurch Admission £4 Adults, Concessions £2, U16s Free

14 December 2017 7.45pm v Wimborne Town


Salisbury Development Team 0 Dorchester Town Reserves 1

Salisbury Development Team's unbeaten start to the season came to an end as they lost 1-0 to an experienced Dorchester Town Reserves.

After playing for the first team on Tuesday a quartet of Nathan Ball, Adam Flint, Chris Onoufriou and Eddie Perrett all started for Chris Burden and Mike Easterbrook's

The Whites started brighter and felt they should have had a penalty awarded in the first half when Chae Sykes was brought down in Dorchester's area, however
the Referee was unmoved. The two sides went in goalless at the break.

Billy Mitchell struck for The Magpies in the second half to get the only goal of the game, Salisbury couldn't muster a reply despite all of the possession they held and the promise they showed.

Whites: Ball (Robinson 69) Plank, Flint (Capt) Moore, Blake, Burden, Matthews, Onoufriou (Carr 69) Sykes, Wolfarth (Lewis 46) Perrett
Subs not used: Heard, Sommerton

Attendance: 23

Jenkins delighted with Development's performance


Salisbury FC Development Squad stormed to a 15-1 victory against Wimborne Town on Wednesday night in the Wyvern Challenge Cup. The Whites were in ruthless form in front of goal as they
went in at the break leading 10-1.

Brandon Mundy and Claudio Herbert both had successful come backs from injury. Mundy played 65 minutes and scored a first half hat-trick, Herbert was in the thick of the action with assists before being withdrawn at the break as a precaution.

Director of Football, Mick Jenkins was delighted with the emphatic cup victory

A fantastic display, we were three up within the first ten minutes. We were aggressive and hungry; the boys did everything they were asked to do. We had some great attacking play, scored some wonderful goals and our finishing was clinical

Wimborne weren’t great, but you’ve still got to beat what’s in front of you. The attitude was first class, as it has been all season.

They were a young team but our oldest player was only 24 (Claudio Herbert) our side played with great maturity and gelled very well

Flint, Leigh, Wolfarth, Sykes and Rusher we’re all on top form tonight. Brandon and George both put in a good shift and the attitude of them both was spot on.

It’s a credit to the way the Chris Burden and Mike Easterbrook run the team.

Salisbury FC Development are home to Bashley next Thursday (24th) 7.45pm Kick Off

MATCH PREVIEW: Wimborne Town v Salisbury FC Development Squad

 Salisbury FC Development Team head to Wimborne Town tomorrow evening in the Wyvern Challenge Cup, Chris Burden and Mike Easterbrook’s squad will be looking to continue their so far unbeaten record this season. 

Director of Football, Mick Jenkins works closely with the pair and will be overseeing the cup tie with several First Team players looking set to feature.

Brandon Mundy and Claudio Herbert could both make their comebacks from injury at Wimborne, both have been nearing a return and this looks like the ideal opportunity to reintroduce them.

George Colson, who came on as a substitute looks set start as do Mundy and Herbert.

Adam Flint and Reece Rusher who have both been key members of the Development Squad will also play their part and awaiting on the fitness of Ashton Leigh who has been equally influential.

Mick Jenkins spoke to us ahead of Tomorrow’s clash.

“Our development side are showing really encouraging signs this season as we go forward. We remain unbeaten this season and that shows the great character and potential of what we have here”

“Adam, Reece and Ashton have been great performers for us so and Chae Sykes has been consistently performing well for us and he’ll lead the line for us at Wimborne”

“We have some great young talent at the club, as I’ve seen in previous encounters. And we have the likes of of Max Whittaker and Theo Wolfarth, Charlie Burden and Jordan Matthews now showing consistency.”

Wimborne Town v Salisbury FC Development Team
Tomorrow (7.45pm) in the Wyvern Challenge Cup
Cuthbury Park, BH21 4EL


Gosport Borough U21 1 Salisbury FC Development Squad 1

Salisbury FC Development Squad's impressive unbeaten start to the season continued with a 1-1 draw at league leaders Gosport Borough.

The Whites led the game after ten minutes through the prolific Chae Sykes. They were however pegged twelve minutes later.

The point lifts Chris Burden's side to fifth in the Wyvern Midweek Division on ten points, six points behind leads Gosport with three games in hand.

Salisbury FC Development Squad - Wyvern League

Chris Burden and Mike Easterbrook’s Development Squad got off to a winning start in the Wyvern Midweek Division with a 3-2 win over Moneyfields. A mix of first team players and youth made up the starting eleven, two of which played against Bitton last Saturday – Nathan Ball and Robbie Matthews.

Both would have a massive influence in the victory, Robbie Matthews netted a brace and Nathan Ball grabbed a double of his own. The young stopper made two stunning saves in a matter of minutes to keep out an at times dangerous Moneyfields attack.

Reece Rusher produced an industrious display in the first half, constantly causing problems on the right flank. Just fifteen minutes in he took the ball down well and beat his defender into the right hand side of the box and crossed perfectly for Tom Thorne at the back post, sadly for him he hesitated on the line and Moneys Keeper Bobby Read kept the deadlock from being broken.

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