The development season started back in August 2020, and finally comes to an end this Saturday with a trip to the Victory Stadium the home of US Portsmouth FC.

The earlier game in the season in September saw the Whites held to a 2 v 2 draw at Tidworth. That day Salisbury were definitely the side that felt they should have won the game, but alas like has happened on six occasions this season chances were not taken and the side have had to settle for a point.

The Victory Stadium is open to supporters this Saturday if you want a football fix, although there is no confirmation of entry cost.
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Kick off is 12:00pm.

A threadbare Whites 13 went to Wimborne towns new stadium Wednesday night to take on the league champions Wimborne Reserves.

With Layton Tulk stuck in Andover with car trouble, 13 travelled to Dorset. A tough night got worse when Waterson pulled up in the warm up and would take no part in the game.

The 12 man Whites squad included all 4 centre backs, no full backs and only one out and out wide player!!

The only option for a game plan, was quite simple, defend for your lives and try and hit them on the counter… and despite the magpies having most of the ball first blood was taken by the visitors when a brilliant piece of individual skill saw Cam Butler go past three or four to cool as you like slot the ball wide of the keeper to give Salisbury the lead on 25 minutes.

Wimborne equalised 10 min later and nearly took the lead just before half time. In fairness to Wimborne their performance deserved the lead, as for the Whites youngsters tonight it was a lesson in how to defend and frustrate your opponent’s and they did it admirably holding out to 1 v 1 at half time.

The second half continued the same pattern with the home side having more of the ball, but they had to be careful as Salisbury did get on the attack a good number of times and although perhaps not clear cut chances, they did have opportunities they could have taken.

As the game drew to an end the magpies got an 85th minute goal to take the lead, and a third right near the end and effectively finished the game off, but not before the visitors had a glimmer of hope to level up again which was not taken.

Final score Wimborne Town Res 3 v 1 Salisbury FC Dev

Mark Winter
May 20, 2021