SALISBURY FC have crashed out of the FA Cup with a 4-2 defeat at home to Margate FC. 

In truth the Whites, who were hoping to progress to the fourth qualifying round for the first time since the club reformed, did not deserve anything from the match, but will be disappointed in the manner of their defeat. 

Salisbury started well, showing good attacking intent and looking to take control of the game early, but were unable to do so. 

The first goal came after 20 minutes.

Number 11 Daniel put Margate ahead with an absolutely stunning goal.

A sloppy pass fell nicely for Daniel, Margate's best player, but he was still comfortably outside the box with a lot of work to do.

On his left foot, Daniel hit the ball with the outside of his boot, curling the ball outwards around the keeper and into the corner of the net.

A couple of chances for each side came and went before half time, with Reeves hitting the post for the visitors, and Salisbury having two free kicks in very promising positions, to no avail.

The second half went from bad to worse for Salisbury, gifting Margate a comical goal. 

A long ball was collected by Oseni, but goalkeeper Benfield was to the left of the net. Oseni, not checking to see where his keeper was, passed the ball back towards goal.

It trickled into an open net. 2-0 Margate. 

About six minutes later, it was 3-0.

A cross was cut inside back into the forward in the middle of the 18 yard box, collected with one foot, scored with the other, Leighton slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

The Whites pulled one back just before the hour mark, with a Benson free kick going through everyone and into the net.

On the 64th minute, any chance of a Whites comeback was put to bed with a massive slice of luck for Margate.

Noel Leighton hit a speculative effort from outside the box, and it took two huge deflections, massively wrong-footing the keeper and bobbling into the net.

Hippolyte-Patrick grabbed a consolation for the Whites in the 90th minute to make it 2-4. 

Despite the luck, it far too easy for Margate and no less than Salisbury deserved.