22 April 2024

Salisbury look to build on first point in trip south to Totton

Salisbury FC go south in search of their first win of the season, as they travel to Hampshire to play newly-promoted AFC Totton away.

Sido Jombati’s last-minute penalty rescued a draw against Beaconsfield in the season’s opening game, a match where six new signings made their competitive debuts for Salisbury.

Manager Brian Dutton was happy with the draw considering the circumstances, saying in an exclusive interview: “We obviously wanted to win the game before a ball was kicked, but we ultimately found ourselves one-nil down due to some naive play.

“Beaconsfield were a tough team to break down, but we got there in the end, and I think we were a little bit unfortunate not to go on to win the game.” 

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These two clubs last met in the league in the 2016/17 season of the Southern League South Division One South and West.

Salisbury did the double over Totton, beating them twice in the league with an aggregate score of 6-0.

There will be plenty of vows renewed with seven former Salisbury players in contention for the Stags, with Eddie Perret, Stuart Green, Josh Carmichael, Charlie Davis, Justin Bennett and Tommy Wright all on the books for Totton.

Salisbury have also been boosted behind the scenes this week with the return of sports therapist Sam Dible in a part-time role.

On the southern side of things, newly promoted Totton were victorious in their first game back in the SLS Premier – they beat Harrow Borough away 2-1.

The Stags won the Southern League South Division One for the first time last season in a campaign where they accumulated 88 points and only lost four games.

Salisbury will travel to the Snows Stadium, a ground which Totton share with the Southampton FC Women and academy teams.

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Reece Barrett
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Written by Reece Barrett