SALISBURY beat Southern League Premier South pre-season favourites Gosport Borough thanks to an 93rd minute penalty from George Colson on Tuesday night.

A delighted Salisbury manager Steve Claridge said: "I am extremely pleased and I think this is one of best wins I have had as a manager."

"Gosport are a very good team and played some good football. I think anyone who finishes above them will win the league."

The game also saw Arsenal youth goalkeeper Tom Smith kept a clean sheet on his debut, as Whites goalkeeper duo Gerard Benfield and Marcus Beauchamp are both out injured.

Claridge said: "He did very well when you consider he did not sign until 4.30pm on the day of the game."

This Saturday, the Whites are at home to Dorchester who have also started their season with a win and a loss.

Claridge believes this will be another great game and said: "Dorchester will come and play football, so I think it should be another good game on Saturday."