SALISBURY FC suffered the heartbreak of losing their FA Cup replay against visiting Weston-super-Mare 3-2 in extra time on Tuesday night.

A shock looked on for the Southern League Premier South when they led against their National League South visitors five minutes into the added on session.

Zack Kotwica was the man to send the big home crowd wild as he added another goal to his FA Cup tally.

However, soon after Salisbury’s Tom Whelan was sent-off, after he received his second yellow card of the game for a foul on George Nurse.

The Somerset side made full use of the man advantage as sub Tom Llewellyn equalised 110 minutes into the contest.

Then three minutes later Nurse grabbed the winner to set up a home tie with Isthmian League North side Coggeshall Town.

Earlier in the contest, an own goal gave Weston the lead after 22 minutes as Ben Swallow free-kick went in off a home defender.

Salisbury had the better of the game and they got their deserved equaliser as Bay Downing fired home.

No further scoring saw the game go to extra time, which in the end saw Weston win the tie 3-2.

After the game a gutted Steve Claridge said: "I just can't believe this. We have dominated the game and should have won it by a mile.

"I could not ask any more from the players. They won every second ball and every 50/50 ball. The only thing that let us down was our finishing."

This Saturday, the Whites return to Southern League Premier South action with a trip to the Hampshire coast and Privett Park to take on Gosport Borough.

Salisbury are currently 11th in the table with Gosport two places above them and have three more points from their seven games so far.

The Hampshire side have a record of four wins and three losses and like the Whites will be looking to bounce back after an FA Cup exit.

Gosport suffered a shock exit last Saturday as they were beaten at home by Isthmian League Division South side Ramsgate

On Wednesday night, Salisbury have a tricky away trip in the League Cup first round at Highworth Town.

The home side are in great form at the moment as they are fourth in Division One South, so this will prove to be a tough test.