SALISBURY were forced into late changes in key positions but were still able to emerge with a bonus point 32-17 win over Walcot.

The experienced head of Josh Green proved to be a vital source of inspiration as he crossed for the first two scores to put the hosts in control.

Tom Tully converted the second try before a moment of individual brilliance from Dan Hammond, a late switch from wing to full-back, saw him home in the corner for a try.

Both sides were guilty of handling errors which gave the game a disjointed feel but replacement stand-off Sam Waters finished a period of sustained attacking with a score the and bonus point was secure for Salisbury.

Tully again kicked the extras for a 24-17 half-time lead.

The second half resumed in a similar vein with a lack of continuity on the part of both sides but despite pressure from the hosts it was Walcot who scored twice to bring the lead down to a single score.

Tully eased the pressure with a penalty and then the introduction of Jake McConnel and Will Murley added fresh impetus to the attack for the hosts.

A strong forward drive saw skipper Miles Thompson surge over the whitewash for the final score of the day.

Victory kept Salisbury firmly on the heels of league leaders Devizes in Southern Counties South.

The Green and Whites travel to Wimborne on Saturday.