TOP scorer Sam Wilson bagged a brace to fire Salisbury FC into the first round proper of the FA Vase at the expense of Folland Sports.

Wilson's early opener was cancelled out by Jamie Craven's delicious free kick to mute the Ray Mac on the stroke of half time.

But Whites prevailed in a sticky spell as goals from Kane O'Keefe, Wilson, with his 11th of the term, and Ashley Jarvis secured a 4-1 victory and a place in today's draw.

A plane-sailing demolition looked in store for the home side after a razor-sharp start which saw them lead with 60 seconds on the scoreboard.

Claudio Herbert found space and whipped in a menacing cross for Wilson, who was titling backwards in mid-air, to divert beyond Ross Casey.

But, in truth, the hosts were lacking energy and looked lethargic.

That showed when the visitors were presented with two gilt-edged chances.

A free kick, after Calum Brockway was the culprit, was met by a steaming Alex Sheath who stabbed his effort onto the woodwork.

Then, Craven found a gaping hole for Michael Dark to exploit but rushed his chance to strike straight at Gareth Barfoot.

Whites got better and threatened Folland's goalmouth.

Danny Young latched onto a long ball on the left and tried a smart chip over Casey, sporting a haircut similar to Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini, into the wrong side of the net.

Herbert then had two glancing headers that rolled wide and Wilson blasted straight at Casey.

But it was the Sydenhams Wessex Premier strugglers, who have won two of their ten league matches, who struck in the 45th minute to restore parity.

A cheap foul on the edge of the area by Steve Walker presented Folland with a perfect chance to equalise, and Craven silenced a sleepy Ray Mac with a free kick that curled into Barfoot’s far corner.

A much-improved second half was required by Steve Claridge's men if they were to reach the next round.

And it didn't look good when left back Callum Hart fell to the ground awkwardly and was rushed to hospital with a suspected dislocated shoulder (left).

But those cup nerves were eradicated when Jarivs, on for Hart, played in skipper Kane O'Keefe to restore Whites' advantage with a low drilled effort on 65 minutes.

A rocket free kick from Wilson doubled their lead and Jarvis eased the hosts home with a clever turn and strike deep into stoppage time.

Laverstock and Ford, 2-0 winners over Cowes Sports, will join Whites in the next round on Halloween (Saturday, October 31), while Bemerton Heath Harlequins were eliminated in a 3-0 defeat to high-flying Andover Town.

  • Salisbury host Fawley in the league tomorrow night (7.45pm).

Salisbury FC 4

Folland Sports 1

Salisbury: Barfoot, Colson, Walker, Brockway, Hart (Jarvis 59), Whelan, Herbert (Maloney 73), O’Keefe (c), Mundy (Demkiv 73), Young, Wilson

Subs not used: Matthews, Vallis

Referee: Stuart Jack (Aldershot)

Att: 538

Scorers: Wilson (1, 73), O’Keefe (65), Jarvis (95)