SALISBURY’S poor run of form continued with a surprise defeat at home to relegation threatened Gosport Borough.

Gosport, who before the game were without a win in sixth, and currently occupy the final relegation spot in the league, were the better side throughout the game, and it was they who looked like the team pushing for a favourable play-off spot.

A goalless first half saw chances for both sides – Roberts had a good opportunity for Boro just after ten minutes from a corner after Whelan failed to track him, but volleyed over.

Another big huge chance came and went for the visitors.

A counter attack around the 20-minute mark left Sekajja one-on-one with Hallett about 8 yards out, and the forward should’ve scored, only to be denied by Hallett to knock it wide.

The first half remained goalless, despite Fitchett hitting the crossbar in the 38th minute, and Gosport’s Lanahan was left unmarked for a free header, but was underneath it leaning backwards.

It sailed comfortably over the bar.

Shephard should’ve put the Whites in front just before half time. A ball in behind the defence from Benson on the right hand set Fitchett free, who proceeded towards the goal. Strolling into the penalty area unmarked was Shephard.

Fitchett pulled it back, and Shephard proceeded to blast it miles over the bar. Salisbury’s best chance of the half and maybe the game.

Salisbury improved at the start of the second half but couldn’t find the net. Sparkes should’ve scored with a golden chance just after the hour mark from the edge of the six yard box, but blasted his effort comfortably wide.

Moments later, a Wheeler foul gave Gosport a freekick in a very promising position, and captain Davis bent his effort over the wall and into the bottom corner, and Boro’ took the lead.

A nightmare five minutes for Wheeler was compounded when a second yellow card saw the captain take an early bath – the defender took down Pennery, who would’ve been through on goal from a counter attack. It was a stonewall second yellow, and the Salisbury man can’t have any complaints about either booking.

Salisbury remained on the back foot for the closing periods of the game and took a deserved two-nil lead in extra time.

Despite some heroic saves from Hallett, Lanahan doubled his side’s lead.