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Friday, December 02, 2016

Preview From Salisbury


Salisbury FC have posted a preview of tomorrow's game against Hereford FC.

Salisbury travel tomorrow to Edgar Street to take on top of the table Hereford, the only unbeaten side in the league from the top nine leagues of English Football.

They’ll once again lock horns with Peter Beadle’s side – the fourth time in 2016. After defeats in both legs of the FA Vase Semi Final in March ‘The Whites’ edged out the Bulls’ 4-3 in the FA Trophy on October 8
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Brandon Mundy misses out through suspension, he picked up his fifth booking of the season and will now serve a one-match ban. Kane O’Keefe (Hamstring) Sam Roberts (Virus) and Steve Walker (Head Injury) are all pushing for inclusion for Steve Claridge’s side. The three will be assessed ahead of the trip to Herefordshire.

Youth Players Chae Sykes, Charlie Burden and Charlie Rayfield all trained with first-team on Thursday but won’t travel tomorrow.

As previously mentioned Hereford are the only unbeaten side in the top nine tiers of the English game. So far this season they’ve only failed to win on two occasions in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West, draws with Tiverton and Didcot.

Former Salisbury City Defender Ollie Barnes has today signed for Hereford and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s match. Barnes, 29 had previously been with Weston-Super-Mare. Adam Davies left in the week, he has returned to Merthyr Town.
John Mills and Mike Symons, both scorers in the visit to the Ray Mac in October are once again the ones to watch. Mills, 17 goals and Symons, 12 goals are both flying high in the league’s scoring charts.

When Salisbury last visited Edgar Street a Mustapha Bundu goal was enough to give the Bulls a 1-0 first leg aggregate lead in the FA Vase Semi Final First Leg. It could have been quite different though if not for a world class save from Martin Horsell, who denied Steve Walker from close range in the latter stages of the match.

Steve Claridge spoke to us ahead of Tomorrow’s massive clash

“It’s probably the first time this season we’ll go into a game as the underdogs. I’m not worried about them being unbeaten as we know they’re a very good side.”

“My worry is about us, if we play badly we know we’ll lose. If we play well, we may get something. Some games we can away with not being at our best, that won’t be the case here. It’s going to be a real test for everyone involved.”

“Having said that the prospect of playing in front of over 3000 people will yet again be a wonderful experience for our young side.”
 

“Most teams who play us aside from Hereford it’s their cup final, this is ours. All I want us to do is to go out and give a good account of ourselves and if we do concede it will be because of Herefords good play and not because someone hasn’t done their job properly.” 
Whites Squad:
Bass, Colson, Perrett, Parselle, Wheeler, Leigh, Flint, Benson, Whelan, Roberts, Walsh, Walker, Bennett, Wright, Ball, Onoufriou, Herbert
There will be a minutes silence ahead of the game to remember the victims of the Chapecoense plane crash.

Tickets are available on the day at the Matchday Ticket Office or online :
https://herefordfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/salisburyfc