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Salisbury 1 Yate 1 - FA CUP 1st Qualifying Round - Match report

2 months ago By Lawrence Wortman

Bluebells remain unbeaten this season!

Yate’s unbeaten start to the season was maintained following a well earned draw at Salisbury in the FA Cup. The replay will take place at the Universal Components Stadium, Lodge Road this Tuesday 11th September - Kick-off 7.45pm.

This was always going to be a difficult tie for Yate against a team who won promotion last season and on our last visit to the Ray Mac stadium in February we were beaten 6.2 – However Polly has recruited well over the summer and this is a much stronger Yate squad and yesterday’s solid performance clearly demonstrated the strength; belief and quality that now exists.

Yate fell behind to a well worked Salisbury goal in the 39th minute, up to that point they had rarely been troubled apart from a Lewis Benson free kick that led to a great save from Ross Grimshaw. Yate quickly responded and in the 42nd minute Mayson Evans delivered a deep cross to the far post that was superbly volleyed into the corner by David Simms-Burgess – His second goal in two matches.

Despite increased pressure from Salisbury in the second half we also had our chances and could have won the game through Simms-Burgess and Olly Mehew. Overall a draw was a fair result following another great team performance, with Ross Grimshaw excellent in goal, our defence looked very solid with Charlie and Josh; Mayson and Elliott. Joe Guest and Jack Twyman ran their socks off in midfield and Olly Meyhew worked hard up front to close down their defence.

Polly’s view – “ A solid performance”

We now look forward to welcoming Steve Claridge and his team for the replay this Tuesday evening and hope we can attract another good crowd. This should be another exciting match and hopefully our fantastic start to the season will continue.

Updated 12:57 - 23 Sep 2018 by Sebastian Parker

Where next?

REPORT: Yate Town 1-1 Cinderford Town A point a piece at Lodge Road, as Yate stay top of the table.
REPORT: Yate Town 1-0 Blackfield & Langley The Bluebells progress in FA Trophy with victory at Lodge Road

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Sat 17 Nov
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1st Team Winchester City
League 15:00
Sat 24 Nov
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1st Team Cirencester Town
League 15:00
Sat 1 Dec
a
1st Team Paulton Rovers
League 15:00

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