Meet Our Opponents: Salisbury

Greensnet Editor
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 09:28

Salisbury are another club that we'll be meeting this season who have had to reform after Salisbury City were liquidated. We only met Salisbury City twice, losing 2-1 on both occasions in the league in the 2004/05 season. In the first of those games Adam Wallace, who went on to play for us, scored both goals for Salisbury!

They began their reincarnation in the Wessex League in the Premier Division, winning the title at the first attempt. In their first season at Step 4, they finished second but missed out on promotion through play-offs, but put that right last season, finishing 2nd again, a position that guaranteed promotion due to the reorganisation of the non-league pyramid this summer.

In their first season, they very nearly reached Wembley, losing 3-1 on aggregate to Hereford in the semi-finals of the FA Vase, having progressed through eight rounds, seeing off Wincanton Town, Folland Sports, Calne Town, AFC St Austell, Highworth Town, AFC Dunstable, Nuneaton Griff and Ashford United.

They play at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium, where their predecessors played, a ground which has a good sized stand, and an bank of covered terracing behind one goal. Their manager is Steve Claridge, who also works in the media and is often found as a summariser on BBC Radio Five Live. Despite being 51 years old, he made two competitive appearances for Salisbury last season! He has made over 1,000 first team appearances, playing for many clubs both in the Football League and the non-league game.

Formed: 2015
Colours: White & Black
Manager: Steve Claridge
Best Season: Southern League Division One West - 2nd - 2017/18
Last Season: Southern League Division One West - 2nd
Address: Salisbury City FC, Raymond McEnhill Stadium, Partridge Way, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6PU
Distance from SJP: 92 miles
Capacity: 4,000
Record Stadium Attendance: 3,408 Salisbury City v Dover Athletic (Conference South Play Off Final - 2012/13)

First Meeting v Salisbury City: 04/12/2004 - Salisbury City 2-1 Hendon Match report
Last Meeting v Salisbury City: 23/04/2005 - Hendon 1-2 Salisbury City Match report

Overall Record v Salisbury: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0