Salisbury City

Club Profile

First Played: 2006-7

Win Rate: 78% (from 9 games)

Last Updated: 03 June 2023

It seems we just couldn’t get enough of Salisbury City in 2007, with four separate meetings across the calendar year. The first was the 2006-7 FA Trophy Quarter Final; forming part of our march to the final. There were two FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round encounters the next season too; our clash going to a replay that we went onto win. Oh, and the 2007-8 season was also the Whites’ first in the Conference after promotion.

At the end of the 2009-10 season, however, the club was booted out of the Conference due to money concerns. After failing in an appeal, the Whites went down two divisions; taking up refuge in the Southern League. They did come back however; promoted to Conference South in 2011. It all seemed to be going in the right direction in the next season or two. And they secured their return to the Conference Premier in 2013. That said, it all unravelled.

In December 2013, the Whites exited administration for the first time in four years. In the league, they ended up in a decent 12th. But, by missing a deadline to clear debts, the club were demoted in June 2014 – and expelled the following month. With the old City liquidated, a new club (Salisbury FC) formed in December 2014 to bring football back to the Raymond McEnhill Stadium.

As of 2023, they were competing in the Southern League Premier Division.


Salisbury City: The Facts

Who are Salisbury City?

The chequered history of football in Salisbury had already claimed an incarnation of Salisbury City formed in 1905. That club met its end during the 1940s, which paved the way for this version of the Whites to come to life. It originally formed without the City suffix; the notion being it wouldn’t get confused for the now-defunct club. And they started life in the Western League; winning Division Two at the first attempt and going up into the Division One.

The late 1950s through into the 1960s were a purple patch for the Whites; claiming two league titles and an additional three runners-up places. There was another second-placed finish in 1968 too. With that, the club moved into the Southern League and slowly started to establish themselves. The peak of their efforts came in 1986 with an appearance in the Premier Division. For the very most part, though, the Southern Division is where the club spent most of its time.

In 1992, the Whites missed out on promotion back to the Premier Division by two points. But one thing that did actually happen is the addition of ‘City’ to the club’s name. Why? Well, we’re not sure. We presume the ghosts of the old club had long since passed. Anyway, two seasons later, the Whites did gain promotion to the Premier Division for the second time. The path to the Conference was surely now a linear one that made perfect sense? No. Not quite.

Why do we know the Whites?

Yet again, the Whites struggled in the Premier Division and were relegated in 2002. This time, they dropped into the Eastern – not Southern – Division. Here, they had two decent seasons without reward. Perhaps that third season would be OK. But reorganisation of the pyramid meant that, for some reason, the Whites would be placed in the Isthmian League Premier Division. In a unremarkable campaign, they finished 12th and went back to the Southern League in time for the next season. What a waste of everyone’s time.

It was an inspired moment, to be fair. The Whites won the Southern League title on their return, securing a place in Conference South. Such was their momentum that they stormed through the division and went up again in 2008; earning their place in the Conference National.

Salisbury City: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 9 7 1 1 17 5 12 15 78%
Home 5 5 0 0 12 2 10 9 100%
Away 4 2 1 1 5 3 2 6 50%
League 6 5 0 1 13 5 8 15 83%
Cup 3 2 1 0 4 0 4 n/a 67%

* league points only

Salisbury City: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 28 November 2009

Saturday 17 October 2009

Saturday 24 January 2009

Saturday 18 October 2008

Thursday 27 March 2008

Saturday 08 December 2007

Tuesday 30 October 2007

Saturday 27 October 2007

Saturday 24 February 2007

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