NEWLY promoted Amesbury wrapped their pre-season campaign with an impressive 5-2 home victory over Gillingham Town.

They will look to repeat this on Saturday in their Wessex League Premier Division opener when Baffins Milton Rovers are the visitors.

On Tuesday night against Gillingham, Jack Vallis, Dalitso Mandson, Mike Owen, Luke Greenway and Jordan Matthews.

Amesbury who bounced straight back to Premier have had busy off season off the pitch as the club now have new joint managers in Stuart Lindsay and Jack Vallis.

They have also added Henry Woodcock as first team coach.

The Committee have worked hard throughout the close season building a new, bigger home changing rooms and refurbishing the existing clubhouse.

This now has a much more welcoming feel to the club and they want the local community to come and support the team as they are now playing the highest standard of any of the other local clubs, behind Salisbury FC.

The Blues have added goalkeeper Jordan Tewkesbury from Alresford, midfielders Daniel Kodi and Lloyd Gardiner both join from the military as does striker Mandson and fellow front man Nathan Connolly, who played at Salisbury, Downton and Shaftesbury has also joined.

Most of the playing squad remain with The only players to move on are Danny Finnigan to Bemerton and Kieran Stephens who has moved due to work commitments and the club wish them well.

Lindsay said: "The club and the people involved deserve to be playing Wessex Premier and our main objective for the season is to stabilise ourselves as a Wessex Premier club.

"We are under no illusions that it will be a difficult and challenging season, but we believe we have built a squad that is capable of competing at this level.

"The support of the local community, especially at Bonnymead Park, will be vital in helping us achieve our goals for this season, which will allow us to progress as a club, both on and off the pitch."

On Tuesday night, Amesbury are away at Tadley Calleva.