AFTER two cup exits in the space of four days Salisbury FC manager Steve Claridge will be hoping his side can bounce back to winning ways this Saturday.

On Tuesday night, Salisbury suffered a 3-1 exit from the Southern League Cup at the hands of Division One South leaders Blackfield and Langley.

Liam Robinson was the man who did the damage as he netted all three goals for the visitors, one after 20 minutes and two more either side of the hour mark.

Luke Hopper scored from the spot late on, after new signing from Bournemouth 18-year-old striker Tyrell Skeen-Hamilton had put the ball in the net, but the penalty had already been awarded.

The loss to Blackfield, followed hot on the heels of the Whites FA Trophy exit on the 4G at Carshalton in the second round last Saturday 4-1.

This weekend, the Whites continue their quest for Southern League Premier South promotion with a trip to north Hampshire to take on Hartley Wintney and then on Tuesday night they are on their travels again this time to King’s Langley.

The Whites will be hoping their can repeat the 4-2 victory, they enjoyed when they faced Hartley in November at the Ray Mac.

On that day, Lewis Benson, Elliott Wheeler, Luke Hopper and Dan Fitchett were all on target for the home side.

However, Hartley should not be taken for granted as they did beat leaders Taunton last month and enjoy playing the top sides in the league.

The north Hampshire side enjoyed a 2-1 win at Walton Casuals last Saturday, which made it two wins on the spin for Row.

This followed on from an excellent 4-1 victory at north Hampshire rivals Basingstoke Town in the League Cup.

They will now play Blackfield and Langley in the last eight of the competition.

With Salisbury being in FA Trophy last Saturday, they slipped down to fourth as Met Police moved up into second spot with 46 points from 23 games.

Weymouth are now third with 45 points from 22 games, which is exactly the same as Salisbury.

On Tuesday night, the Whites will face King's Langley for the first time this season.

They are up to seventh at the moment and are looking to get into the play-off mix. Their next two games could go a long way to deciding this as they face Weymouth away on Saturday, before entertaining the Whites.