Smith is City's penalty saviour - Whites are promoted
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Football - Salisbury City Football Club
Written by Mike Turner   
Monday, 02 May 2011 13:06


SALISBURY City have secured promotion to the Blue Square Bet South after winning 3-2 on penalties after drawing their play-off semi-final at Hednesford Town 2-2 after extra time.




Salisbury City win 3-2 on penalties with one to spare.

Quinn to takes home side's final penalty. Tommy Smith saves! WHITES ARE PROMOTED!

Ben Joyce will take City's fourth penalty. Scores 3-2

Robinson takes for Town. Tommy Smith saves. 2-2

Ben Adelsbury takes his spot kick - scores. 2-2

Hednesford's Dunkley blazes over, clips the bar. 2-1 still.

Matt Wright steps up for the visitors. Misses. It's still 2-1 to the hosts.

Campion makes it 2-1 to Hednesford.

Anderson scores for City 1-1. 'Keeper very nearly saves.

Clements takes, scores 1-0. 

Hednesford will take the first spot kick as the drama begins.


It's a penalty shoot out, in front of the home supporters. Whites' options will be limited - strike partners McLaggon and Reid are off the field. Joyce has scored from the spot this season

120 mins. Hednesford force a free kick, not too far outside City box. Ball fired over. It's penalties.

118 mins. GOAL! Ben Adelsbury levels with a trademark pile-driver! HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 SALISBURY CITY 2

117 mins. Whites force a corner.

114 mins. Hednesford keep possession well. Clement strike hits the post. Turley clears. Let off for the Whites.

112 mins. Casey shown a yellow card. Free kick to Hednesford near the corner flag.

111 mins. Stuart Anderson's goalbound shot strikes Bailey and goes out for a corner.

110 mins. City's Ryan Brett is shown a yellow card.

109 mins. Robinson becomes the seventh home player to be booked.

106 mins. GOAL! Substitute Danny Quinn puts the Pitmen back in front. HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 SALISBURY CITY 1.

Second half is underway.

End of the first half of extra time is signalled.

105 mins. Salisbury pressure - Brett throw-in. Kelly crosses into the box. Cleared at the expense of another throw for City.

Into the final minute of the first half of extra time.

102 mins. Bailey receives a yellow card for a push on City sub Matt Wright. Sixth booking for the hosts. Free kick to the visitors. 

Attendance: 1,902 - highest Southern League crowd of the season.

101 mins. Clash of heads between Casey and Hednesford's Robinson. Free kick to the hosts.

Into the 100th minute of this tie.

98 mins. Danny Quinn replaces Hednesford scorer Wellecomme.

97 mins. Good pressure by City. Casey's cross claimed by Crane.

96 mins. Hednesford's Dunkley is shown a yellow card.


Into extra time we go!

Full time whistle: 7.58 added time played.

90+6  Whites force a corner. Cleared by Francis only as far as Brett.

90+3 Corner about to be taken, more than two minutes delay for treatment to the 'keeper. Shot flashes wide following the home side's corner.

90 mins. Fine Campion effort is saved by Tommy Smith at the expense of a corner. Smith injured himself making the save, requires treatment. Blood injury means a change of shirt for the custodian.

88 mins. Wayward shot by Stuart Anderson.

85 mins. Goalscorer Wright is shown a yellow card for his celebrations.

84 mins. GOAL! Substitute Matt Wright levels for the visitors. HEDNESFORD TOWN 1 SALISBURY CITY 1

83 mins. Free kick to City. Stuart Anderson takes, ball is scrambled clear by Hednesford's defence.

82 mins. Marvin Robinson replaces Pattison for the hosts

81 mins. The hosts win a corner. Campion takes, Bailey heads the ball wide. Goal kick to City.

80 mins. Wright heads towards the box. Corner is taken, half-cleared, turned behind for another corner.

79 mins Pause as City sub Matt Wright replaces Jake Reid - final throw of the dice for the Whites.

79 mins. Salisbury force a corner

77 mins. Francis clears after Joyce presses forward.

75 mins. Melbourne cross - poor delivery, goes behind for a goal kick.

74 mins. Turley clears.

Whites make a second change - Ben Joyce replaces Chris Shephard.

68 mins. Charlie Knight is floored again. Davidson shown a yellow card. Free kick to City just inside their own half.

66 mins. Adam Kelly fouled by Campion. Free kick to Salisbury and Campion becomes the third home player to be booked.

64 mins. GOAL! Nick Wellecomme breaks the deadlock with the home team's first serious attempt on goal of the afternoon. HEDNESFORD TOWN 1 SALISBURY CITY 0

63 mins. Brett and Casey clear after Hednesford pressure.

61 mins Jay Denny yellow carded for hosts.

Sub. City make a change on 59.10 minutes - Kayne McLaggon makes way for Adam Kelly.

58 mins. Knight shoots, no pressure for the home 'keeper.

55 mins. Lengthy delay while Kayne McLaggon receives treatment. Stuart Anderson takes the free kick just outside the Hednesford box. Shephard dummies, Adelsbury shoots, strikes the wall. Adelsbury then shown a yellow card.

52 mins. Salisbury free kick in their own half. 'Keeper Smith takes. McLaggon fouled - another free kick for City.

49 mins. Hednesford long throw by Bailey, reaches Francis, but no danger for the visitors.

46 mins. Turley header drifts across the six-yard box following a City free kick for a foul on Charlie Knight.

Salisbury get the second half underway (timed at 4.02pm)


45+2mins. Last chance of the half perhaps - City's corner taken by Shephard. Cleared by the hosts.

45 mins. Josh Casey is caught late by Wellecomme. Yellow card for the Hednesford player. Charlie Knight is also shown a card for his part in the handbags that followed. Anderson takes free kick. Good pressure by City. Corner awarded.

42 mins. Salisbury press again. Jamie Turley free kick is flicked on by skipper Brian Dutton, the Hednesford 'keeper doesn't claim and the ball is hacked away off the line by Campion.

40 mins. Jake Reid fouled by Dunkley. Free kick. Crane claims comfortably.

38 mins. City striker Kayne McLaggon shoots from distance, but is well off target.

36 mins. Bailey shoots for Town, Wellecome diverts the ball wide of the target.

34 mins. Hednesford force a corner. Smith claims. City break quickly, force a throw in the hosts' half. 

28 mins. Stuart Anderson takes the corner, cleared. Salisbury throw. City force another corner. Shephard takes this time, finds Turley - tremendous strike hits the bar.

27 mins. Long throw by Town's Ben Bailey. Headed clear by City skipper Dutton but only as far as Bailey. Salisbury eventually clear and swiftly attack.  Corner for Salisbury.

24 mins. Salisbury goal kick - Tommy Smith takes, Adelsbury flicks on. Cheyenne Dunkley wins free kick after Jake Reid's challenge.

18 mins. Stuart Anderson clears at the expense of a throw-in.

16 mins. Salisbury free kick after foul by Chris Clements.

8 mins. Hednesford force a corner - Brian Dutton clears.

3 mins. Salisbury force first corner of the game. Shephard takes, Dan Crane claims.

Hednesford get the game underway (kick off timed at 3.01pm).


Preview/team news

SALISBURY City have been forced to make a couple of changes for this afternoon's Zamaretto Southern League Premier Division play-off final at Hednesford Town.

Dan Fitchett is ruled out because of suspension, however Reading loanee Angus Macdonald - so impressive in the semi-final win against Cambridge City on Thursday - has been hospitalised with a suspected blood clot.

Ryan Brett and Chris Shephard are therefore elevated to the starting line up with player-manager Darrell Clarke sticking with the 4-3-3 formation that served him well against Cambridge.

Coach Michael Cooper is recalled to start on the bench as is Ben Joyce.


Salisbury City team: (4-3-3) Tommy Smith, Jamie Turley, Josh Casey, Ben Adelsbury, Brian Dutton, Ryan Brett, Chris Shephard, Stuart Anderson, Kayne McLaggon, Jake Reid, Charlie Knight.

Subs: Ryan Pryce, Matt Wright, Ben Joyce, Adam Kelly, Michael Cooper. 

Hednesford Town team: (3-5-2) Dan Crane, Ben Bailey, Liam Francis, Darren Campion, Cheyenne Dunkley, Alex Melbourne, Chris Clements, Jay Denny, Ross Davidson, Kyle Patterson, Nick Wellecomme. Subs: Marvin Robinson.

Referee: Nigel Lugg (Chipstead, Surrey)

Kick off is 3pm.

Live updates to follow...


Photo: DENIS MURPHY/sport4salisbury

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