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Promoting Your Business

Would you like to receive valuable publicity for you business?

You can! Here’s how.

We would like to, as we did last season, host online competitions for our supporters to enter and have the opportunity of winning a prize. The format of the competition is that we write up a little about the business on our webpage which will in part give the answer to some of the competition questions and other answers by visiting the sponsors website.

Prizes can be in the form of an amount to spend with the business, or for example a meal for two in their restaurant, a day out or special visit where appropriate, an item(s) the business sells, or service (hairdressers etc.) 

To discuss this in the first instance please email [email protected] 

Football is Back!

Modern-day football is evolving all the time and it’s wonderful to see the innovative ways clubs are using every available avenue to make the most of promoting their club and importantly providing regular income streams to keep things ticking over.

With the impact of the last few months being felt on near enough every non-league club up and down the country it can’t be under-estimated how much fans were needed back into Step 3-7 clubs and ultimately despite the government deeming National League clubs as elite these clubs need income streams as much as anyone else.

The success of the #LetFansIn campaign is not just about simple income streams and club cashflow, this goes a lot deeper than this. When football was cut off in March as the country went into lockdown, for some this removal of contact was a complete break with the outside world.

Not every club is fortunate to have a huge band of volunteers who tirelessly keep all these clubs running year in, year out. And that extends from not just work be done around the club, but now into the realm that is social media.

The emergence of being able to have information at your fingertips 24/7 is evolving all the time and now you can keep up to date with your non-league clubs just as well as you can supporting a Premier League team. And not only that there are new ways developing all the time.

Last season being involved at a Step 5 club saw the introduction of a company called Your Instant Replay filming the games and with it the highlights going on the club’s created YouTube channel the next morning after a game, another tool that’s becoming more and more common. Live streaming for some has been a blessing before supporters were allowed back in a few weeks ago. Of course, this is not a new thing that’s just sprung up but certainly becoming a big tool to use whether it’s done by the club themselves or an outside company.

Twitter and Facebook provide the day to day trimmings while the videos and live streams are now the main course, and with some supporters not feeling safe enough to return to watch a game just yet these up and coming avenues will be a huge lifeline to them that they can still keep in contact with what’s going on at their club.

There are lot of people out there who live for their football, it consumes their life and they crave that Saturday afternoon or midweek evening under the lights. Plenty of them will relate to it being their release from everyday life and the one thing to look forward to from one week to the next, the strain on people’s mental health and mindset’s will have taken a huge battering, difficult for those with no interest in sport to comprehend how this works but it does for a lot of people.

Sensible and safe returns to games has been well thought out now it’s in place and having myself attended two games in two days at the same ground found it to be without issue, but still some apprehension around if you should move away when some people forget how to social distance.

Hopefully the season moves along with as little disruption as possible but it is likely to not be as smooth as everyone would like, but after so long without the one thing you want to be able to see, watching at any point this season is going to be a wonderful thing.


You can read more of Trevor’s work here:

Football is Set to Return

The Government and the Football Association have given the green light for non-league football to return.

Pre-season matches can commence in August and the football season to officially start in September. An actual start date is awaited.

Clubs will have to follow COVID-19 rules and take part in the track and trace system, which means supporters and others will have to leave contact details upon arrival at the ground.

It will no doubt take time to get used to the ‘new normal’, and when football resumes allowing extra time for the measures to become as streamlined as possible.

How do you feel about returning to football after such a long period away and that COVID-19 is still present?

Please leave a comment in the box below.

Win a Tour of Warminster Maltings

The malting industry has been in Warminster for many years and we are pleased that Warminster Town Football Club has an association with Warminster Maltings, Britain’s oldest working maltings.

Warminster Maltings, our main sponsor, is pleased to offer a super prize to THREE of our supporters along with a guest each. The prize is for either a morning tour followed by a buffet lunch or an afternoon tour followed by a cream tea. This will be a fascinating tour and you will get to learn about the wonderful process of malting which of course results in a wonderful ingredient for beer.

To enter this competition all you have to do is answer 3 questions, the answers can be found on the Warminster Maltings website. Click here.


Congratulations to our winners!

Derek Severn
Malcolm McLundie
Chip Chapman


1 The prize is for either a morning tour of Warminster Maltings followed by a buffet lunch or an afternoon tour followed by a cream tea. The winner chooses. The date will be mutually agreed with the winner and Warminster Maltings.
2 Entry is free. Entrants must be 18 or over and only one entry per person.
3 All correct entries will be entered into a draw and the winner randomly selected. 
4 There is no alternative to the this prize in cash or other value.
5 Players, club officials and anyone connected to Warminster Maltings are not permitted to enter.
6 The Competition closes on Friday November 8th 2019 at 8 pm and the winner will initially be announced shortly afterwards via our social media platforms and on this website.

Warminster Town 3 – Calne Town 1

We only need 10 men!

On one of those rare lovely warm and sunny days in February, Warminster Town welcomed Calne Town to Weymouth Street. High flying Calne lying in third place in the table and chasing promotion this game billed as a tough challenge for the ‘Red & Blacks’. The game indeed was full of twists and turns, and Warminster showed true grit to come out as the 3 – 1 winning team. Here’s how the game unfolded.

In the first half, Calne showed why they were towards the top of the table, passing the ball well and creating chances. Just inside the tenth minute, Calne struck first with a goal by Rory Worthington made easy by poor defending by the home side. Both sides threatened, and Warminster forced many corners in the first half-hour and produced some shots but were unable to capitalise on them. The game was not helped by the referee who made some strange decisions regarding what counted as a foul causing frustration amongst the players and supporters.

As both teams were battling for supremacy, Warminster scored the equaliser in the 40th minute, when Calne’s keeper Martin Mitchell’s save from Martin Johnson’s free-kick was pushed into the path of Conner McKay who headed the ball home. The second-half ended 1 -1.

More controversy came early in the second half and still inside in the first minute when Warminster’s captain Charlie Walton was accused of stamping on a Calne player while winning the ball. It was a straight red card for Walton much to the bewilderment of all onlookers. How would the ten-man home side now fare with nearly all of the half remaining? The players responded well and reorganised to keep Calne away from goal as much as possible while looking for opportunities to attack and exploit any gaps in the visitors’ defence. To help with the battle, manager Andy Crabtree substituted Martin Johnson for Eban Mortimer-Taylor 8 minutes into this half.

A few minutes after the substitution in the 56th minute, Jack Miluk made good work down the left and from the edge of the penalty area crossed with a looping ball along the edge of the 6-yard line and the ball was met by George Butler flying in at the far side leaving the keeper with no chance of getting there.

Five minutes later (61) Connor McKay worked hard on the right-hand side and almost reaching the touchline crossed into the box to find Jack Miluk waiting in the centre of goal on the edge of the 6-yard box to beat his marker and strike the ball home with his right foot. Calne Town were clearly not enjoying this experience and there was a fair amount of dissent towards the referee who clearly was not controlling the players and allowing this to happen.

Warminster went close again in the 64th minute when a superb free kick by Mortimer-Taylor floated into the box, met by Butler and cleared off the line by the keeper.

Calne did create some chances, and Nathan Ball called into action. Calne missed a great opportunity (70) after a rebound from Ball’s save at the near post was tapped straight back to him by a Calne player instead of into a fairly open goal! Warminster countered a few minutes later when Miluk made a great run from halfway, squared the ball to McKay a yard outside of the centre of the penalty area. With the keeper rushing out he shot to avoid him, and the ball went agonisingly wide of the right-hand post.

MIluk proved a threat for the rest of this half as the outlet for Warminster to find him and still look to exploit Calne as they pushed to get back in the game. Calne did go close hitting the crossbar after being tipped onto it by Ball’s save with 12 minutes left on the clock. Calne’s hearts were also in their mouths when their keeper came out of his box to close to the halfway to lob the ball to Warminster’s penalty area. The ball was cleared by Alex Churchyard, and it went all the way towards Calne’s goal and finished going past the left post by a couple of yards with the keeper having no chance of getting back.

Warminster cleverly ran the clock down in the final minutes keeping the ball and frustrating the visitors’ from any chance of getting any points from this game. It was another excellent performance from a team whose confidence is growing and now capable of beating any team on the day in this league.

The league leaders, Cheddar F.C. are next on Saturday, March 2nd at Weymouth Street. Kickoff 3.00pm.

Team: Ball, Baggs, Barnes, Graham, De-Silva, Churchyard, Miluk, Walton(c), Johnson, McKay, Butler subs: Herd, Mortimer-Taylor, McEntee

Warminster Town v Bishops Lydeard

It was touch and go due to the heavy rain if this game would go ahead. With less than an hour to kickoff, the referee monitored the situation and eventually agreed that the heaviest of the rain had passed and the game could start.

Bishops Lydeard playing in their light blue away kit started the day just 5 points behind the home side. Back in October Warminster came from 1 – 0 behind to beat the Bishops 2 -1 and no doubt the visitors wanted to make amends for that result. This time though there were no goals for Bishops Lydeard and Warminster won this game 2 – 0 with the goals coming in the first half.

The first half was a good solid performance from Warminster who were creating chances within the opening minutes. The first goal came in the 10th minute when Eben Mortimer-Taylor crossed in from the left wing to find the head of captain Charlie Walton who had made a great run down the centre of the pitch and got in front of the defender. Walton cleverly headed the ball downwards and it went under the diving keeper, Nathan Whatley.

Another chance soon followed for Conner McKay who forced the Bishops keeper into a save and Walton went close again in the 16th minute with a long-range shot which curled just wide of the left post. Jordan De Silva also headed towards goal from a Mortimer-Taylor free kick 6 minutes later but it was comfortably saved by the Bishops keeper.

Bishops Lydeard were trying to knock the ball over the Warminster defence and then run on to it. For the most part, the home side’s defenders cut out the ball or the opposition were offside when it got through. It was the 26th minute before the visitors had a shot on goal which was from 25 yards out and wide of Nathan Ball’s left-hand post. 3 minutes later the visitors went agonisingly close when a long ball down the left was picked up by the aptly named James Quick who lobbed Nathan Ball and the shot went across the goal mouth and bounced just wide of the far post and out for a goal kick.

The second goal came in the 38th minute following a corner from the right which went over everyone’s heads but then Lewis Graham with a low drive back from the left found Conner McKay who fired home from close range in the centre of the goal mouth.

The second half kicked off with still a lot of moisture in the air and the pitch obviously was more cut up because of the weather but still playable. Both sides had an early opportunity but unable to convert. Warminster went on to create more chances but again without a reward.

What was striking in this match was the referee’s love of yellow! He produced several yellow cards in the first half and increased his tally to double figures in the second. The majority of the yellow cards awarded to Warminster. This was not a dirty game and with the pitch being wet did cause a few of the sliding tackles to go wrong, however, some of the cards issued were not deserved and Warminster’s Lewis Graham was sent off in the 83rd minute for his second yellow. The visitors a few minutes later also had a man sent off for his second yellow, so the game did finish with 10 men on each side.

Close to the end of the match, Warminster’s Jack Miluk made a good run down the left wing forcing the keeper to make a save close to his right post. The game concluded and in summary, it was a solid and mature performance from Warminster and an enjoyable game for the 104 who braved the weather to watch.

Warminster Town next travel to league strugglers Portishead Town on Saturday 26th January, followed by a trip to league leaders Cheddar on Tuesday 29th for an evening kickoff.

Team: Ball, Baggs, Barnes, De Silva, Graham, Sisson, Miluk, Walton, Johnson, McKay, Mortimer-Taylor subs (*used) Churchyard*, Wright J*, Wright S, Collyer, Lisowski*