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Salisbury City 1-0 Aldershot Town
Skrill Conference Premier
Aldershot Town 0
THEO Lewis grabbed a priceless winner as Salisbury City registered their maiden win and clean sheet in Skrill Conference Premier.
Based on the scrappy derby, a draw between Salisbury and rock-bottom Aldershot Town seemed highly probable until the 69th minute approached at the Ray Mac.
Luke Ruddick paced down the left wing and unleashed an inviting cross which Lewis glided off a post into a far corner, sealing his second goal on the bounce and dragging his side out of the danger zone.
Several successive defeats piled pressure on football’s youngest boss, but Saturday’s win, Mikey Harris told the Journal, come as relief.
“I’m delighted with the result as the boys worked hard today,” he said.
“I feel like we got what we deserved.
“The interesting thing for me is it’s not the best we’ve played out of our first four games, yet we win, which demonstrates what a strange game football is.
“I’m just over the moon and confident the win will give us belief to push on."
"Everyone who has been to watch us knows the performances have been there but the results have been lacking, raising question marks over us defensively, but the lads were outstanding at the back.
“It was a well worked goal and Theo is turning into a prolific goal scorer, which is great.
“I feel relieved, as when you lose your opening games you’re always going to be a bit edgy and nervous. But today’s result has given everyone a lift and hopefully that’s the start of our season.”
For a full match report, checkout the Journal’s sport pages in Thursday’s paper.
Plus you can follow @Saljournalsport on twitter for updates during Salisbury’s Bank Holiday Monday clash with last season’s Conference South champions Welling United.
Salisbury City (4-1-2-1-2): Puddy, Ruddick, Clarke, Wilson (c), Belezika, Kamdjo, Lewis (Brett, 85), Wellard, McPhee, Fitchett, Wright (Frear, 61).
Subs not used: Feeney, Hart, George.
Scorer: Lewis (69)
Star man: Theo Lewis
Referee: Lee Swabey (Plymouth)