SALISBURY FC crashed out of the FA Trophy after losing 3-2 loss at home to Paulton Rovers.

Lewis Benson and Kane O’Keefe scored for the Whites as they lead 2-1 at the half, but missed opportunities in the second half gifted Paulton the win when they scored a late penalty and a 86th minute winner to march into the next round.

Salisbury took the lead in the 14th minute, O’Keefe played the ball into Benson who then took the ball into the box and then clipped the ball over Andrew Hannah in the Paulton goal.

The lead was short lived as seven minutes later the away side were back on level terms, Rhys Baggridge gave away a cheap free-kick on the left, which was swung into the box and looped into the top corner off Baggridge.

The Whites then had a glorious chance to go ahead, Danny Young played in O’Keefe who was one-on-one with the keeper, but somehow managed to smash the ball over the bar.

O’Keefe made up for his earlier miss and gave Salisbury the lead on 35 minutes, smashing the ball into the top corner from 30 yards.

Moments before the half time whistle referee Dale Wootton pulled up with a hamstring injury and was unable to continue, with no forth official available, a spectator stepped in to take over linesman duties.

The Whites started the second half on the front foot, as they looked to increase their lead and created plenty of chances but failed to find the back of the net.

But it was Paulton who scored next to level the score on 76 minutes, Salisbury defender George Colson fouled Liam Monelle in the box and the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty.

James Byrne then stepped up smashed the ball home to make it 2-2.

Salisbury then went in search of the winner, with O’Keefe going close, but with four minutes to play, Paulton grabbed the winner.

Josh Morgan Williams carried the ball from inside his own half and then chipped the ball over the oncoming Charlie Searle to secure the win for Paulton and booked their place in the next round.