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Welling United 0-0 Salisbury City
Skrill Conference Premier
Welling United 0
TEN-MAN Salisbury City survived a 96th minute penalty to earn a share of the spoils with Welling and their first away point on Bank Holiday Monday.
Salisbury faced a taxing battle just before the half time whistle when Saturday’s winning hero Theo Lewis was harshly shown a straight red-card for a challenge on Kurtis Gurthrie.
Then things turned sourer for the visitors, as in the dying emphasis of the match, their hearts were in their mouths when the referee handed last season’s Conference South champions a chance to steal the victory from 12-yards out – as Will Puddy was penalised for fouling Douglas Bergqvist inside the area.
But Salisbury, on the brink of their fourth defeat, departed Park View Road with a point as Joe Healey screwed his penalty wide.
“I’ve told my players how proud I’m of them,” Mikey Harris said.
“The victory on Saturday, my first as Salisbury manager, was great but the draw feels better. What a fantastic point to achieve away from home.
"To go down to ten men before half time, losing Theo, which was never a sending off, was tough. But the way we dug in and worked for each other was a fantastic achievement and we had our chances to win it as well.”
For a full match report, pick up a copy of Thursday’s Salisbury Journal.
Salisbury City: Puddy, Belezika, Clarke, Wilson (c), Ruddick (Brett, 90), Kamdjo, Lewis, Wellard, McPhee, Frear, Fitchett (Feeney, 65, Wright 65).
Subs not used: George, Hart.
Sent off: Lewis (44)
Star man:Will Puddy