A MAN of the match performance from Danny Young saw Salisbury win their fifth league game in a row as they came from behind to beat Tiverton Town under the lights on Tuesday night.

The Whites are now second in the table after going unbeaten in the last six games in all competitions, with a performance manager Steve Claridge described as “one of the best I’ve seen since I’ve been at this football club”.

Tiverton took an early lead after just four minutes, with a corner for the Yellows leading to a goal mouth scramble which the Whites failed to clear.

The ball was eventually prodded home by Tiverton’s number nine Jordan Rogers.

The goal sparked Salisbury into life, as they started to press their opposition hard and pile on the pressure.

Young threatened throughout for the Whites, hitting the crossbar just after the quarter of an hour mark, his attempt bouncing onto the line and away, the Whites unable to convert the rebound.

As the Whites continued to press for an equalizer, good chances came and went for Kotwica, along with some excellent reflex saves from Armstrong, and a huge penalty shout went unheard after a foul on Downing.

A much deserved equalizer from Young came on the half hour mark, with a cross-cum-shot that beat the keeper at his far post.

After the break, an excellent solo goal from Tom Whelan gave the Whites the lead; the centre back took the ball and ran at the Tiverton defence with confidence, passing players with ease in the middle of the park and burying it low in the bottom left hand corner.

As the match went on Salisbury grew in confidence and began passing the ball much better and keeping possession well.

The comeback and the result was sealed in the 90th minute by number eight Darren Mullings.

After the game, Claridge said: “For 85 minutes we were totally dominant. That was no more than we deserved.

“I am absolute enthused by that. That is a team that will compete in this division. We’ve got to put a bit of pressure now on Weymouth at the top. No one is going to want to play us at the minute, particularly here.

“There is confidence in the dressing room. There have been games like that where we have gone under, but at no point did I doubt we would win that game.

“We have struggled against Tiverton in the past, so that is the most convincing performance we’ve had in a long time.”

Next up for the Whites is a trip to Fleet on Saturday in the FA Trophy, as they look to extend their winning run to seven games.