Salisbury 1 Yeltz 2

20 February 1999

In one of the tensest games for many a while, The Mighty Yeltz battled to a brilliant victory against a Salisbury team that had previously gone 12 games unbeaten.

Out in the Wiltshire countryside, a strong wind was blowing straight down the pitch and we took full advantage playing with it in the first half. Steve Piearce scored the first when he poked out a foot and looped the ball over the keeper at the end of a fine move.

We then went further ahead when young Birch scuttled after a long ball down the left, put over a briiliant cross to Elmes , who headed it past the keeper for his first ever goal - although Pie-arce followed in to make sure to technically claim the goal .

When we turned around for the second half , we knew we were in for a battle when they scored early on , and it was unbearably exciting as Salisbury chased the equaliser, and we tried to hit them on the break. Rob Elmes ran himself to a standstill - although only one person in the whole ground knows why he wasn't substituted earlier - and Piearce and Birchy played particularly well.

Then they put a header over the bar from a what looked like a yard out, I'd won the sweep and my lucky socks had done the business again. Hurrah!