History: Salisbury was formed in 1947 but did not change their name to Salisbury City until 1992. They first won the Southern League in 1986 which meant promotion to the Premier League, but were relegated after their first season. In 1994 Salisbury won the Southern Division Championship again and then in 2004 won promotion to the Ryman League. They finally clinched promotion to the Conference in 2007 and finished a respectable 12th in their first season.
Key Player: Matt Tubbs Matt has been in superb for Salisbury all season and scored an impressive 29 goals. He started his career with Bolton Wanderers before moving to Bournemouth. Matt then had a spell at Dorchester Town before signing for Salisbury in 2003. He scored the winning goal to secure Salisbury’s promotion to the Conference in 2007 and has also had a had a loan spell back at Bournemouth in 2008/09 to help them survive in League Two.
Final League Position: 12th
Despite having 10 points deducted from them after going into administration, Salisbury had an outstanding season and managed to finish comfortably in mid-table. If they hadn’t lost those 10 points they would have been pushing for the play-offs, and the fans will be hoping this can happen next year.