SALISBURY Men's Hockey firsts were put to the sword by Weymouth in their

first home match of the season.

The Lower Bemerton outfit trailed 2-1 at the break before a disastrous start to the second half, in which they conceded three quickfire goals, saw them heavily beaten 5-2 in Hampshire Division 1.

Both teams started the game brightly with it being played at a high tempo.

With chances few and far between, the first opportunity at goal came from a Dom Welman ball across the D, which Tom Morton narrowly put wide at full-stretch.

Weymouth then opened the scoring with a reverse stick finish from a very tight angle that eluded Salisbury goalkeeper Lewis Gunstone-Gray.

The visitors followed this up with a quick second to leave Salisbury 2-0 down. After a period of sustained pressure, Salisbury got the goal their play deserved just before half time. Dom Welman turning home a Jon Powell ball across the D.

The home side entered the second half looking to restore parity, but within minutes found themselves 5-1 down.

Weymouth fired home a trio of quick goals to leave Salisbury reeling.

A Tom Morton flick five minutes from time was little more than consolation, as the match finished 5-2.

Skipper Andy Renshaw said: "Weymouth are a good team but we cannot afford to concede goals like we did on Saturday. We had a lot of the play in the second half but we failed to make the most of some good chances."

Salisbury will look to get back on track next week, away to Fareham.