SALISBURY booked their place in the final Wiltshire Senior Cup on Tuesday night as they beat Laverstock and Ford who put up a valiant effort 6-0.

Lavvy of the Wessex League Division One faced a very strong Whites line-up and were soon a goal down as Luke Hopper struck after six minutes.

However, the underdogs hit back and Whites goalkeeper Jake Hallett had to be at his best to deny one-on-one chances from Russ Jones twice and also Lewis Wykes.

On 19 minutes, Laverstock were forced to make a change at left back as Lewis Wakefield replaced Sam Durrington

Then on 33 minutes, Hopper got the faintest of touches on a Lewis Benson free-kick to double Salisbury's advantage.

Salisbury were then forced to make a change to their defence as well as Aaron Dawson came on for the injured Kane O'Keefe with four minutes left in the first half

After this Lavvy went close from Chae Sykes and Peter Fletcher fired wide as it stayed 2-0 at half-time.

Five minutes after the interval, Benson grabbed a third for the Whites and by the hour mark they had added a couple more from Dan Fitchett and Claudio Herbert.

Despite the scoreline, the Wessex League side kept looking for a deserved goal with efforts from Sykes and Jones saved and Graham Mankin firing just wide.

As the game entered the final 20 minutes fitness became to tell and Salisbury wrapped the scoring with their sixth of the night from Fitchett on 76 minutes.

After the game Salisbury manager Steve Claridge had nothing but praise for the Laverstock side and said: “They five glit-edged chances and so the scoreline could have be a lot different. We were flattered winning 6-0.

"For me the positives was seeing Chris Shephard back in action for the second half and the injury to Kane O'Kane is not as bad as first feared."

Laverstock manager Liam McConnell was delighted with this side’s performance and said: “They are strong side and would not have wanted it any other way. It gave my players the chance to test themselves.

“We had a young side with average age of 21 and I am really proud of all my players. We decided to go toe-to-toe with them and the only disappointment was we did not get the couple of goals we deserved from the game.”

“I have to say our captain Adam Bourner was superb for us this evening.”

This Saturday both sides return to league action with Laverstock are at home to Verwood, while Salisbury are away at Met Police.