TWO draws in their last two games has left Salisbury FC five points behind Southern League Premier Division leaders Taunton.

So it means the Whites really need to get back to winning ways on Saturday, when they face a visit from mid table Basingstoke Town to the Ray Mac.

Salisbury will take heart from the fact that earlier this month they beat the north Hampshire outfit 2-0 at the Camrose.

Salisbury boss Steve Claridge said: "We have lost ground on Taunton and it looks like we may need to win nine or 10 of our last games, which I don't think is beyond us, as we have finished playing all the top five teams now.

"I hope we can start winning again this weekend, but Basingstoke, who were not a bad side when we played them last time."

Looking back on Salisbury's last two games which saw them draw 2-2 away to title rivals Met Police last Saturday and then share the points at play-off hopefuls King's Langley on Tuesday night.

Claridge said: "I was happy with the point at Met Police as both sides had a lot of chances.

I think at King's Langley we had enough chances to win the game once they scored. So I was disappointed to have only got a point from the game.”

On Tuesday night, at King's Langley it finished 1-1 in the end.

The home side had the first chance of the game as Andronicos Georgiou fired wide in the 16th minute.

Salisbury replied with Tom Whelan and Danny Young both going close, before King’s Callum Adebiyi glanced a header just wide.

After the break, only a great diving save from Jake Hallett denied Georgiou.

The home side then took the lead on 63 minutes after good work from Switters’ saw his shot was saved, but Steve Ward scored the scored the rebound.

After this Salisbury dominated the game and only an excellent save from Alex Tokarczyk denied sub Chris Shephard an equaliser.

The visitors kept looking for a goal and only a point blank stop from Tokarczyk stopped Whelan scoring.

Then in the fifth minute of added on time, Salisbury were awarded a free-kick and Switters was sent-off for a second yellow card.

Shephard then struck a spectacular free-kick to make sure the Whites returned to Wiltshire with a point.

On Tuesday night, the Whites will hoping to make their second cup final of the season.

Standing in their way is Wessex League Premier Division side Shaftesbury, who are the visitors in the Salisbury Hospital Cup semi-final.