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Salisbury vs Taunton Town


Date Time League Season Match Day Full Time
January 29, 2019 7:45 pm Evo-Stik League 2018/19 29th January 2019 90'


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Match Report

Taunton lost this game to a goal in injury time but due to results elsewhere they have maintained their four point lead at the top of the table.

The Peacocks made a good start and took the lead after 11 minutes when a cross by skipper Matt Wright was turned in at the far post by vice captain Shane White for his first goal of the season.

Three minutes later Salisbury had an opportunity to equalize but Luke Hopper’s shot was well saved by Lloyd Irish.

Taunton could have increased the lead after 25 minutes but Ryan Brett’s shot was saved by home keeper James Hillson. Salisbury equalized four minutes later courtesy of a long range shot by Hopper.

Taunton made a good start to the second half and after Ollie Chamberlain was fouled Ben Adelsbury and Ed Palmer both looked likely to take the kick but it was Brett who took it and put the ball wide of Hillson to restore Taunton’s lead.

The Peacocks knew that it would be a battle to hold on to their lead and the task was made harder after 61 minutes when Ben Adelsbury was sent off following a second yellow card.

Salisbury’s second equalizer came after 74 minutes through Aaron Dawson, who tapped in from close range after a shot had hit the post.

Salisbury manager Steve Claridge had been animated for the whole game and referee Adam Baker eventually lost patience 12 minutes from time and sent him to the stands.

Taunton then lost another player to a red card when Keith Emmerson also received a second yellow card 7 minutes from time and the nine men tried their hardest to hang on.

The Salisbury winner came in the third minute of injury time courtesy of a strike by substitute Dan Fitchett.

Game Details

Match: Salisbury v Taunton Town
Date: January 29, 2019
Competition: Evo Stik League | Southern Premier
Venue: RayMac Stadium
Kick Off: 7.45pm
Attendance: 542


Salisbury: James Hillson, Claudio Herbert, Josh Sommerton. Tom Whelan, Elliott Wheeler (captain), Joe Beeden, (Daniel Fitchett 77), Lewis Benson, Aaron Dawson, Luke Hopper, Buows Bosma, Jack Sparkes. (Daniel Young 90+5). Subs not used – Pablo Haysham, Darren Mullings, Jake Hallett.

Taunton: Lloyd Irish, Pierce Mitchell, Shane White, Ben Adelsbury, Ed Palmer, Matt Buse, Ollie Chamberlain, Ryan Brett, Matt Wright (captain) (Josh Nelmes 75), Keith Emmerson, Andrew Neal (Craig Veal 83). Subs not used – James Dodd, Lewis Hall, Dan Sullivan


RefereeAdam Baker (Wimborne)
Referee’s Assistant 1Antony Smith (Christchurch)
Referee’s Assistant 2Jonathan Pike (Wimborne)

Match Photos

Ashley Harris