Salisbury slipped to their second loss in four days as they were put to the sword by Tiverton Town on Tuesday evening at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium. Tiverton began the game lower in the table than Steve Claridge’s side before kick-off but finished the game comfortable winners.
The defeat comes on the back of a good performance against promotion hopefuls Taunton at the weekend in which Salisbury came off worse in a 2-1 scoreline. The defeat is a continuation of The Whites only winning four home league fixtures this season, the third-worst record in the league.
The home side were slow out of the block and Tiverton were causing problems from the off with a blocked effort coming in the first minute.
Tiverton were showing signs of intent and it was the away side who took the lead. Louis Morison played a ball that dissected the White’s defence and put Theo Simpson in on goal. Marcus Beauchamp did well to save the initial effort, but the ball fell nicely to Simpson who was able to tap home on 23 minutes.
Salisbury pushed to grab an equaliser and had their chances, but were unable to capitalise on any of the opportunities that came their way and headed in at the break a goal down.
The start of the second half saw a more even game with both sides creating chances but the next goal was decisive in the direction of the game and the result. With 62 minutes on the clock Tiverton were the side to get the second goal of the game Austen Booth was able to get up higher than the defence to head home after a good ball in from out wide.
Salisbury pushed to get back into the game but that left gaps at the back and Tiverton took full advantage with the game drawing to a close. Jordan Lam grabbed the goal that killed the game as a competition after being set up after a driving break from Simpson teed him up for an easy finish.
Salisbury’s next game is the long trip to Truro on Tuesday 15th March with both sides neither chasing promotion nor too worried about relegation.