Salisbury under 15's Champions.
Ben is the Starr as Under 18's blow away Bridgy
The Whites under 18's went into this South West Counties Youth League fixture at home to Bridgewater Town full of goals following the 9 v 0 mid week victory in the Wilts floodlit league.
It took just 15 minutes for Ben Starr to open the scoring then Jack Roberts (brother of 1st team midfielder Sam Roberts) got his first of the game 15 minutes later. Bridgewater currently bottom of the league to their credit pulled one back on the verge of half time to cut the whites half time advantage to just one goal. HT 2 v 1.
The 2nd half was only 5 minutes old when Starr again found the net to restore a two goal advantage. Not to be out done, 15 minutes later just like in the first half that man Roberts got his second of the game. And then guess what, 15 minutes later it was 5 for the whites the only surprise was it was not Starr this time as Sommerton broke the Starr and Roberts taking it in turns every 15 minutes to find the net when he bagged a goal for himself. The plucky Bridgewater side though didn't give up and Nial Carr got himself a goal and his team a late consolation to take back to Somerset.
FT Salisbury FC 5 v 2 Bridgewater Town FC.
Starr 15, 50
Roberts 30, 65
Under 15's confirmed as champions
Congratulations to our under 15's on winning the Southampton Tyro division 4 title this weekend.
The Whites faced AFC Stoneham on a bitterly cold Sunday morning at Hunts Farm. Salisbury started brightly playing some fantastic football and it wasn't long before Nash put the Whites ahead. Salisbury were playing perfect possession football and Stoneham just could not get their foot on the ball. Further goals from Batty, Collins, Simpson (2), Steggles, Stagg (2), Forden and Tanner (2) completed the perfect performance with MOTM going to stand in skipper Connolly.
With 3rd place beating 2nd Salisbury were confirmed as league champions.
This Whites side moved leagues to the Tyro from the Mid Wilts league for the 16/17 season. They probably were favourites to lift the league title before a ball was kicked this season, but you still have to go out there and do it. And they did in some style. P 16, W 15, L 1. F 71 A 5. The Whites will now be looking to see if they can do the double with a Tyro cup semi final looming.
Under 14's face late heartbreak in the snow
Salisbury FC U14 JPL side were on their travels again this week away to Basingstoke Town. The closer you got to Basingstoke the whiter the fields where getting with the white stuff coming down still. The game was to be played on a 4G all weather pitch so surely it would go ahead? Like in the good old days parents to took to sweeping the snow off the lines and play football we did.
The whites came out all guns blazing and dominated the first 20 minutes. Such was the dominance that as the first quarter of the game ended you could see that one half the pitch was still white, the Basingstoke half was nearing green again from 21 lads running over the light dusting of snow. However for all the pressure the whites had exerted on Basinstoke the scores where still all level.
The 2nd quarter started as a more even contest with chances both ends, however on two occasions Basingstoke found the net and the young whites failed to make the most of a hatful of chances they created and now found themselves 2 v 0 down at the half way point in this Junior Premier league tie. However, they made up for it in the 3rd quarter as they came charging out of the blocks goals from Weir, McSorely and Mason put the whites ahead.
The final 20 minutes of the game was end to end and Basingstoke pulled a goal back when they got a corner from a 'world class' save from Brooker in the whites goal. A from the Basingstoke right wing from 25 yards was right in line with were both sets of coaches were standing. It was hit like a rocket and heading right under into the top corner. The opposition coach was already celebrating when Brooker took off and somehow got his fingers to the ball to put it around the post. 'how the hell did he get to that' I could hear from behind me. However their was nothing he could do from the resulting corner as the ball found the net from outside a crowded 6 yard box.
With only a few minutes on the clock left it looked like this was going to end in a well earned draw for both sides but there was to be one final twist in the tale when Basingstoke once again found a way through to goal and took it.
FT 4 v 3 to Basingstoke. MOTM Sam Butt.
Under 13 blacks closing in on the title
League match 11 for Salisbury U13 Blacks saw a visit from 3rd Placed Lakewood Youth. The first half was a tight affair on a messy pitch, and although the game was scrappy a couple of moments of control and composure from Abdul Ahmed and Leo Penna gave the Blacks a 2-0 HT advantage.
Lakewood had to come out fighting in the 2nd period and managed to score from a well worked counter attack. That was the key to waking up the Blacks and they controlled proceedings from then on. Quick Feet and then a rocket finish got Bradley Robinson (2) he then went on to turn provider assisting Fin Monteith towards a great hat trick (1 left, 1 right volley, 1 header). Sam Hunter added a classy calm finish before Sub Nathan Walsh helped himself to two well set up team goals. Abdul Ahmed dropped into control the midfield and a MOTM performance was topped with a fine assist to give Fin Monteith his 4th.
The side again like the 15's moved into the Tyro league this term and just as the 15's they have to start at the bottom and work their way up. This was the sides 11th league game finished and it finished 11-1. With a league record of 11 Wins 0 losses. 0 draws and a GD of +119, you would hope the league moves them up more than one division as has been done in the past.
Test Way League cup semi finals await the U12's
The Whites made the short trip to Clarendon for the quarter finals of the league cup in snow and sub zero conditions.
The Whites went on to finish the game 0-5 and to progress into the semi finals. First goal came from Valentin Daskalov, Dylan Beauchamp fired in a low hard cross was which was met by Valentin to put it through the keepers legs. The second goal was an unfortunate one for the poor Clarendon keeper when he helped a Dylan Beauchamp cross into his own net when attempting to clear the ball.
The third goal was a again somewhat strange when a cross from Beauchamp was met by a defender and Callum Young. Young will claim the goal but who got the last touch no one knows. No luck was involved in the fourth, a touch of class from the Whites involving Rory Cameron, Callum Young and Thomas Doran to set through Liam wholer one on one who put the ball into the bottom corner.
Goal number five was a one man show, Callum Young picking the ball up on the flank, taking on the defender before drilling it into the far top corner of the goal. FT 5 v 0.
Massive credit to the boys and the parents of both clubs. The conditions were horrendous but they all still cheered the boys on from start to finish
Salisbury FC U9 v Windsor United
Salisbury FC U9 took on Windsor for the third time this season, with the help of U8's Alfie Trollope and Ben Warner. Unfortunately for the whites an early injury led to the boys having to play without any subs. However, it was a courageous performance and the boys should hold their heads high. After a difficult first game, they responded fantastically in the second game, demonstrating their quality. Huge shout out to Louis Knight for an incredible goalkeeping performance, featuring a brilliant double save. Well done boys.
Captain fantastic Eyers steels the show for the U8 Saturday side.
With Salisbury FC U8's development game with Andover Pinks Postponed, They made there way down to Hiltingbury Recreation Ground for a friendly game against EDMSL side Hiltingbury Hawks. Salisbury started well with a strong solid midfield display from Elliott Eyers and Theo Crew which Hiltingbury found hard coping with physically. It wasn't long before Salisbury striker Ollie Page picked up were he left off last week with some excellent foot work and finding the back of the net again on a couple of occasions. an all round solid performance from the whites. Salisbury Manager Jase Morgan Thanked all the parents for making the journey down and braving the freezing weather conditions for today's game. MOTM match went to Salisbury Captain Elliott Eyers for his excellent all round display. COYW
Salisbury FC v Clarendon FC U7 Lion Cup.