Barnet Football Club



Reckless Guide to Salisbury


Skrill Premier League

Saturday 28th December 2013

Kick Off 3.00 pm

Stadium: Raymond McEnhill Stadium Partridge Way, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6PU

Telephone: 01722 776655

Club Colours: Black & White

Nickname: The Whites


Key Personnel:
Everybody knows that midfielder Mikey Harris is Salisbury manager and is the youngest manager in the World! He took over after being assistant manager in the Summer of 2013.

Brief Directions by Road:
The ground is situated north of Salisbury, near to the A345. From the M3 and then onto the wonderful 303 Road, which eventually passes Stonehenge (well worth a small detour if you have time) turn onto the A345 signposted Amesbury.  Stay on this road which is now signposted Salisbury into open countryside for around 4 miles The road becomes Four Mile Hill and at a  roundabout bear left in Portway and follow signs to Salisbury FC. Take the first left into Partridge Way where you find the ground car park.

Car Park:
Pot Hole City according to the locals! The car park at the ground has plenty of room for £2.00 per car. Street parking locally is allowed too.

Directions by Train:
Salisbury station is located just under three miles away from the stadium and a cab is frankly your best options as the ground is on the outskirts of the City. It is served by trains from London Waterloo  The Number 8 bus from the city centre serves the ground.

Eating and Drinking Locally:
The Harvester outlet The Old castle, Old castle Road Salisbury SP1 3SF is the nearest pub to the stadium which is still a good mile from Partridge Way. Otherwise very little on offer close by.

In the city centre the Reckless Recommendation is the Coach & Horses 39 Winchester Street – Salisbury – Wiltshire – SP1 1HG – the home of the Gormet Burger. A seriously superb Menu of home made burgers and sandwiches and well worth a visit if you have the time for lunch before the game. You will not be disappointed!

The Social Club:
The Social club is open to all and serves a selection of bar food. We will be made more than welcome.

Ground Description:
A unusual arena for this level which was opened in 1999 as the main stand is really just a section of seating in front of the club office facilities, a smaller version of the Hive. The area has a covered terrace to its left which wraps behind one goal. The opposite end is an open terrace, The Partridge Terrace which is usually allocated to visitors with a small section of seats opposite the main stand if required. This area is Called the Hop Back Side. The ground has a surprising capacity of around 4,000 with seating for approx 500.

Admission Prices:
Adults £14.00 Concessions £12.00 Students £10.00

Previous Meetings and Memories:
Our meetings in the old Southern League First Division South 1976-77 season were probably the most memorable as Barnet and City were front runners for most  of the season. The Bees of course won the title   – featuring the likes of household names in John Fairbrother, Dennis Brown, Les Eason, Bob McNab, Marvin Hinton and Terry Mancini – that year but the two games both finished 1-0 to the home clubs.

Celebrity Watch:
Actor Ralph Feines has been spotted in the M&S in the city centre a few times as he has relatives locally. Toyah Wilcox, who I have had the pleasure to back with my band at the East Finchley British legion in the 1970’s lives close by as does Sting! Other celebs of note include Michael Crawford, Christopher Biggins, Rod Hull and the 1960’s pop superstars Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch.