Salisbury score 6 for the second week in a row as they thrash league leaders in this FA Trophy clash.
Steve Claridge’s side made it 4 wins on the bounce in all competitions as they cruised past 10 men Tiverton Town at the Ray Mac on Saturday. They were given a little assistance on 5 minutes as Louis Morison was shown a red card. Both Morison and Lewis Benson went in strongly to a challenge midway into the Tiverton half with Morison kicking out as both players extricated themselves from the resulting tangle. The assistant flagged and drew referee Craig Scriven’s attention to the incident, resulting in the straight red card.
The Whites took full advantage. Antonio Diaz sent in a curling free-kick from the resultant freekick and Charlie Kennedy guided home a header to rub salt into the wound.
The second came in quick succession as Salisbury sought to take advantage of the man advantage and a shaken Tiverton team. Harry Bakers hard work was rewarded as he chased the ball down on the right and his low cross found Diaz who tapped in with 15 minutes gone.
Salisbury smelt blood and pushed for a 3rd before half time, Williams in the Tiverton goal, produced a fine reaction save from Marvin Brooks before in the 43rd minute Charlie Kennedy added his second of the game. It came from the corner that followed the save, Lewis Benson whipping the ball into the box and Kennedy rising above the crowd to head home.
As half time came and went the story continued in the same way after the restart, the 519 inside the Ray Mac didn’t have to wait long for goal number 4. Dom Jefferies scored possibly the pick of the bunch as he received the ball from Baker on the edge of the box, cut inside before curling the ball into the top corner.
Salisbury didn’t let up and were five to the good on 53 minutes. Warren Bentley, a half time substitute, slotted in Harry Baker who rounded the keeper and cooly slid the ball home.
Tiverton finally mustered an effort to worry Andre in the Whites goal as we approached the 70-minute mark, keeping out a close-range effort from Jodan Bastin.
Warren Bentley made sure it was 6 for two Saturday’s in succession as he rifled one into the top corner from the edge of the box after 76 minutes beyond the keeper’s despairing dive.
Next up for Salisbury is the visit of Gosport Borough in the league, kick-off at 7:30 pm on Tuesday (3rd November).