Warminster Town 1 Almondsbury 0

Gardner Seals The Win

The sun broke through for the opening match of the new season at Weymouth Street. The visitors in their green and white strip, made this a close game. The home side producing the only goal in the second half. 

The first half proved to be fairly even. Both sides produced a few opportunities to score but failed to capitalise on them. The Almonds produced the first shot on goal but fired over the bar. Warminster were missing a number of first team regulars, particularly from defence, however, the players who stepped in did very well, which shows the ability the team has in time of need. 

Warminster got quickly out of the blocks in the second half and went close to breaking the deadlock. The home side proving to be more assertive over the visitors. The goal came in the 78th minute when Corey Gardner, in the box, struck home the cross from Miluk, firing firmly into the roof of the net. He almost made it 2 when in the final second of the match he beat the keeper only to see the ball hit the bottom of the upright. 

A good start for the home team, making them one of the 6 teams in the division to gain 3 points. 

Team: Jepson, Bartley*, Cockerill, Graham, Lisowski, Churchyard, Miluk*, Mortimer-Taylor, Gardner, Wain, Seviour*

*subbed

Subs: Pollock*, Thomson, Humphreys*, Johnson*, Whittaker

Good Times Ahead!

The new season kicks off in earnest on Saturday, July 31st with the visit of Almondsbury F.C. to Weymouth Street, Warminster.

The bar has been stocked with a whole new range of beers and other beverages for your pleasure.

We are also pleased to announce that at each home game we will have the delights of JerkHub for the finest Jamaican food around! Do come along and bring the family for an afternoon of football and fun.

Arrive early, kickoff is at 3pm.

2021/22 Season Kicks off

We are all looking forward to the new football season. With some new teams in the league there will be more new places to visit for the away supporters to see.

Our first game is at home when we welcome Almondsbury FC. followed quickly by an away trip on Tuesday, August 3rd to Wincanton. August is going to be very busy with 8 matches to play!

Make sure you don’t miss the action, and if you can’t make it to the matches, please do tune in on our YouTube Channel.

 

Warminster Town Ladies – Promoted

Congratulations to our Ladies!

Following a wonderful start to the season that unfortunately ended due to Covid19, Warminster Town Ladies Team have been recognised for their winning ways.

It has been confirmed that for the 2021/22 season they will be playing in the South West Ladies League.

This is quite a step-up for the team and we should see some terrific games of ladies football at Weymouth Street.

Well done to all the players and support team including of course, manager, Tim Fry.

Changes at Warminster Town

Warminster Town FC Chairman, Pete Russell has decided to step down after guiding the club for 12 years. The new Chairman, David Parry, as does everyone at the club, thanks Pete for all the years of hard work and commitment Pete has put into the club for many years.

With David becoming Chairman will mean his previous role as Club Secretary will now need to be fulfilled. 

Vice-Chairman, Paul Whatley has also decided it’s time for him to step down, along with Club Treasurer, Shirley Moriarty. A full list of roles and committee members is available on our Club Structure page. Once again the club thanks Paul and Shirley for their sterling work.

Latest News – League Changes

Warminster town stay in division 1 after shake-up

On Tuesday, May 18th, the Football Association announced the long-awaited changes to the leagues in lower league football. Warminster Town remains in Division 1 of the Toolstation Western League. It had been rumoured that the team would be transferred into the Wessex League.

For full league details, please click here. Clubs have one week to write to the FA to appeal any decisions, so there may be some changes.

Warminster Town Charity Run

Warminster town smashes targets

Throughout the month of February, players from Warminster Town’s first team, ladies team and the reserves have been running and adding up the miles. They aimed to run virtually from Weymouth Street to FC Barcelona, a distance of just over 1000 miles during February. They did well and passed this distance with time to spare.

All this running was not just to keep fit, but to raise funds for the Warminster and District Foodbank, with a goal of raising £500. This target too was smashed! A total of £1385 has been generously donated.

Owen Bartley who came up with the idea to raise funds this way is delighted with the response of the players and donors and wishes to thank everyone for their time and kind donations. He added, “The foodbank relies on donations of food, and with the increase in demand due to the pandemic has been spending an additional £400 per month. The sum raised will go a long way to helping those in need during these difficult times.”

Warminster Town FC to FC Barcelona

Owen Bartley Warminster Town Football Club

The players of Warminster Town Football Club, the Ladies Team and Reserves are adding up the miles they run to raise funds for the Warminster & District Food Bank, starting Feb 1st.

The miles run over 28 days is set to be the equivalent of running from Warminster Town’s Weymouth Street ground to the Camp Nou Barcelona, a distance of 1000 miles.

Warminster player, Owen Bartley (pictured above) wanted to help a local charity deal with the effects of poverty, especially being made worse by the Covid19 pandemic. Owen and the teams have set a target of £500, but hope the supporters and the good people of Warminster will help to smash this by their generosity.

Regular updates will be issued throughout February on the progress being made, via the club website and social media accounts.

Donations can be made through Go Fund Me website

Warminster Town 1 Corsham Town 2

Football returned to Weymouth Street on Boxing Day with a local derby between Warminster Town and Corsham Town. With so much rain in previous days, it was little wonder that the pitch was sticky but at least playable. Corsham came out as winners, by two goals to one and placing them at the top of the league table.

In front of a near-maximum capacity crown (Covid Rules) of 291, the fans saw an entertaining football game. In the first half, both sides cancelled themselves out and restricted each other to few opportunities to score. It unsurprisingly resulted in no goals at the end of the opening half.

The second half commenced under floodlights, and Warminster got off to a good start in under two minutes. A ball from the left found Francois Allen and Corsham’s number 3, Leon Greenland battling for the ball close to the penalty spot. The ball came off the defender into the left of the goal with the keeper rooted on his line.

Allen went close in the 52nd minute with a beautiful strike which hit the crossbar and out for a goal-kick. Corsham equalised in the 58th minute. A long cross from the left from Greenland found Gary Higdon waiting in the box. Higdon headed and aimed across the goal into the left side.

The visitors were awarded a penalty in the 69th minute. Substitute, Leigh Rogers stepped up to take it. Drewitt in goal for Warminster went to his left and saved the ball with his legs. Unfortunately for the home side, the ball rebounded to Will Stead to strike it and double Corsham’s lead.

It was a close contest against a team much tipped for promotion this season. Warminster Town now has two away fixtures to play and will continue building on the team’s performance. The Red & Blacks are currently in 6th place in the league table.

Team: Drewitt, Sisson, Graham, Jeffery, De Silva, Lisowski, Miluk(subbed), Mortimer-Taylor(subbed), Allen, Wain(subbed), Butler
Subs(used): Johnson, Seviour, Barnes
(not used): Bartley, Hotine

Calne Town 3 Warminster Town 2

The Western League resumed play on Saturday, and Warminster Town travelled to Calne for a change in the advertised fixture. The plan had initially been to travel to Oldland Abbotonians, but with the area being in Tier 3, the league made the change.

With Calne Town starting the day in third place and Warminster just 2 points behind in sixth, it was all to play for in this match. The game finished with the home side winning 3-2.

Warminster took the lead in the 13th minute when De-Silva crossed from the left-hand edge of the penalty area finding Lewis Graham inside the box. Lewis turned and fired low into the left side of the goal. Not to be outdone, it took barely 2 minutes for Calne to equalise. Jay Walters finding himself in space in front of goal tapped home the ball, following the ball being nicely worked from left to right and back to the scorer.

Calne put a lot of pressure on the visitor’s goal in the first half and was it not for the brilliant efforts of the keeper, Callum Hotine, the scoreline would have been much higher for Calne at halftime. Warminster almost regained the lead in the 44th minute, when Calne cleared the ball off the line.

The second half also proved to be a game with both teams putting in great effort to win the game, making it exciting to watch. Calne doubled their score in the 53rd minute when Walters made it a brace with a shot from the 18-yard line beating Hotine, near the post diving to his right.

Warminster were denied a goal 19 minutes into the half as deemed offside. In the 65th minute on came Francois Allen and within 4 minutes he tucked home the ball from a corner kick drawing the Red and Blacks level. Warminster were looking much stronger in the second half and placed the home team under much more pressure.

Calne’s third goal came from a mistake by the keeper Hotine, who had been excellent throughout the match. In the 77th minute, Jamie Norman shot hopefully from 25 yards out, and Hotine for some reason tried to clear it with his right foot, and the ball appeared to go underneath it.

A disappointing result from Warminster’s point of view as they had worked so hard in the game to lose that way. They remain in 6th place in the league but have shown that they are capable of moving higher.

Team: Hotine, Sisson, Jeffery, Graham, De Silva, Lisowski, Miluk, Bartley*, Johnson*, Wain, Butler*. (*Subbed)
Subs: (Used) Seviour Allen Barnes
(Unused) Churchyard, Mortimer-Taylor