SALISBURY RFC got back to winning ways in the league on Saturday with a seven-goal thriller at the Ray Mac against Wimborne Town.

The home side came flying out of the blocks, with a wave of early attacks on the Wimborne goal, with Benson and Hopper both going close.

The deadlock was broken after 20 minutes, with Pablo Haysham exchanging passes well with Hopper, and giving the Wimborne keeper no chance.

Salisbury continued to dominate all through the first half, and doubled their lead through Partridge just after the half hour mark, after a Benson cross was just missed by Kane O’Keefe.

After the break it quickly became 3-0.

A good move involving Josh Sommerton and Haysham gave Hopper the chance to calmly poke the ball home under Benfield.

The game looked all but over a minute later, when Whelan added to his tally for the season with another wonderful goal.

The Whites could and probably should have had more; Shephard putting an effort wide on 54 minutes, and just after the hour O’Keefe hit the upright from a Partridge cross.

Despite the Whites dominance, against the run of play, Wimborne grabbed a goal back through Burbidge who finished well past Hallett.

Wimborne were encouraged by the goal and capitalized on some poor defending and some good fortune when, after a goalmouth scramble, Tobi Holmes scored from one yard out to make it 4-2.

Substitute James Stokoe then scored to added time to set up a nervy finish, but the Whites held on for all three points.

The win sees Salisbury stay in third in the Southern Premier League South, seven points off leaders Taunton Town.

On Tuesday night, Salisbury face Chippenham in the Wiltshire Senior Cup.

After this the Whites face Braintree Town in the FA Trophy on Saturday.