FC Salisbury United welcomed London City Futsal Club to Five Rivers on Sunday, as they looked to retain their unbeaten home record.

The game started positively for both sides as Salisbury hit the post twice in quick succession and then London City managed to break Salisbury’s defence and were only denied by the post.

Ten minutes in, London City forced their way through Salisbury’s disciplined defensive line and went 1-0 ahead, which quickly became 2-0.

The game seemed to be drifting away from Salisbury who then lost Luke Ballinger to two very quick yellow cards, and were forced to play with three outfield players, as London grabbed another goal to make it 3-0.

But Salisbury weren’t going down without a fight and after some quick footwork by Phil Bernsten, Salisbury were awarded a free kick from close range, which Bruno Gibin converted.

London, however, had other ideas and managed two quick goals before the half time whistle, which ended the first half 5-1 to the visitors.

The second half started similarly to the first with Salisbury showing a resilience in defence, however they were unable to force a way through.

With less than ten minutes left on the clock Rafa Ramos did manage to get one back for the home side, but at 5-2 down Salisbury had a mountain to climb to keep hold of their two-year unbeaten run at Five Rivers.

Despite pushing and going fly keeper, the home side were undone by a much more experienced side, and the loss of Ballinger early on definitely played a part.

Salisbury’s next game is against London Helvecia.