SALISBURY recorded their first home win of the season at a drenched Ray Mac stadium.

As Storm Alex battered the south coast, the Whites came into the squad with a depleted squad - only naming three substitutes - and put in a fantastic performance to take all three points.

The home side made the stronger start, working the ball down the sides effectively, but lacked a cross of quality.

A decent header from Fitchett on 25 minutes preceded the only goal of the game from the same man.

An excellent passing move through the middle of the park led saw Diaz feeding Fitchett, who calmly placed the ball through the keeper’s legs for his first goal of the season.

On the balance of play it was a deserved lead, and a well worked goal which will please manager Steve Claridge.

Beaconsfield keeper Adam Forster twice came to his side's rescue in the first half, as the Whites continued to put together good passing moves.

Salisbury were good value for money in the first half, and almost doubled their lead just before the break.

It was almost an excellent goal from full-back Jack Ball, who surged down the left hand side, and hit the ball low across the keeper’s left, who just got a hand to it and put it out for a corner, from which nothing came.

Tempers almost flared as the half came to an end – Ball going in the book for a foul on Brown – with calls for either a red card or a dive.

The second half was a tempestuous affair, with three yellow cards, including Diaz for the hosts.

Salisbury were the better of the two sides after the break, without finding the second goal.

Two substitutions in three minutes (68th minute, Fitchett off for Warren Bentley, and Diaz off for Darren Mullings on 71) seemed to signal the Whites shutting up shop, with Bentley on his own up top, but they had many chances to put the game to bed.

Brooks, Benson (denied by a wonderful save from Forster), Bentley and Brooks again all had chances for the profligate Whites, with three golden opportunities flying high and wide.

In the end Salisbury held on for a 1-0 win, moving them up to fourth in the Southern League Premier South table.

Up next is Taunton away on Tuesday night.