FC SALISBURY United started the new year with a comprehensive 18-4 victory over near neighbours FOF Melksham.

United started brightly in front of another large crowd at Five Rivers Leisure Centre, taking an 11-0 advantage into the interval.

They scored a further seven goals after the resumption as well as conceding four times.

Shaun Prentice, Connor Millar and Eddie Perrett all bagged hat-tricks.

Head coach Geoff Bonner told JournalSport: "It's a great way to start 2017, and we remain unbeaten at home.

"We have a number of big games this month and the results from these games will most likely determine the league's final standings.

"It’s a great sport for spectators and, with the crowd growing game-on-game, we encourage anyone interested to come down and enjoy a game."

Salisbury remain fourth in Division Two Midlands/West.

Their next game is away at leaders Kettering on Sunday (5.30pm).