SALISBURY FC came out 2-0 winners against Basingstoke Town in their penultimate pre-season friendly.

Two first half goals from Mark Francis was enough to earn the Whites a well deserved win, in front of 300 fans at the Ray Mac.

The Hampshire side who play in the Southern League Premier Division came to the Ray Mac following scoring 13 goals in their previous three games, but failed to score on their trip to Wiltshire.

Marvin Brooks went close for the Whites on 20 minutes after being played in on goal by Tom Whelan, but was denied by the Basingstoke keeper.

But on 32 minutes the Whites did take the lead through Francis, Danny Young played the striker in on goal, but still had work to do then smashed the ball in from a tight angle.

Just ten minutes later they doubled their lead, Callum Hart played a great lofted ball into the box which Brooks cushioned across to Francis who sided footed home, to score his second of the game.

The second half was flurried by Salisbury substitutes, with only Sam Roberts and Charlie Searle starting and finishing the 90 minutes.

The Whites could have added a third late on in the game, following great play from substitute Claudio Herbert, after a great darting run full of twists, found himself in the box, but the keeper did well to save.

Kalian Gould as went close for the Whites, with just minutes remaining but his shot was tipped over the bar, following good play on the right.