SALISBURY FC face their biggest game of the season so far, when high flying Hendon make the trip to the Ray Mac for a Saturday afternoon clash.

This is a mouth watering clash between two of the in from teams in the Southern League Premier South.

Salisbury are second after five straight league wins and have collected one more point, but from two more games.

The visiting Dons are third in the table with 23 points from 10 games having been beaten just once.

This is their first ever season the Southern League, but they played at the same level last year as they finished third in the Isthmian League Premier Division

Hendon have also won their last five league outings and last Saturday, they beat Staines 2-1 in the FA Trophy.

Looking ahead to a massive game this Saturday, manager Steve Claridge said: “This is a very big game as if they win they will go above us and they still have two games in hand. So it is more important for us to win, than it is for them.

“I think it should be a great game as both teams will want to play football and I hope we have a big crowd to cheer the boys on.”

“I look at my squad at moment and think we can match anyone in this league.”

On Tuesday night, Salisbury will be in action again at the Ray Mac, this time in Southern League Cup when Division One outfit Paulton Rovers are the visitors.

Paulton have lost their last two games after winning the previous three.

Salisbury fans will get some indication on how good they are this Saturday, as they face a trip to Fleet in the league, where the Whites won last Saturday in the FA Trophy.

Matt Partridge and Kane O’Keefe could be back for this game and Claridge is keen to keep the momentum going and said: “I want us to keep winning games, so I will pick a team which I feel can get us the win and a place in the next round.”

Meanwhile, Salisbury’s reward for their 3-0 win over Fleet in which Lewis Benson, Luke Hopper and Pablo Haysham were all on target for the Whites is a home tie against Merstham.

Merstham play at the same level as the Whites, but in the Isthmian League Premier Division and are currently 14th in the table.

Talking about the win over Fleet, Claridge said: “Considering the state of the pitch this was a potential banana skin and was pleased with the character the players showed in making sure we got the win.

“I am very happy with a home draw, as that is all we can ask for at this stage of the competition.”