SALISBURY bounced back to winning ways 37-10 in Southern Counties South, after they flew out of the blocks in their rearranged home game against Yeovil.

Showing great dexterity and pace, the backline carved open the visitors’ defence in the very first minute allowing Dan Hammond to step inside the last defender and touch down.

Failure to secure the restart gave Yeovil an immediate opportunity to pressure Salisbury and it was only their own profligacy through dropped passes and ignoring overlaps that allowed the hosts to retain their lead.

Salisbury capitalised when a turnover ball was smartly moved by Ed Crossley onto his half-back partner Blake Ryder, who split the Yeovil cover and sent the returning Will Lewin into the corner.

This was followed only minutes later by another sweeping move for Lewin’s second as the hosts led 15-0 at the break.

It seemed the home side needed the interval to reset and a combination of Max Bishop’s break and quick support allowed Crossley to score under the posts within two minutes of the restart and secure the bonus point.

The Salisbury forwards deservedly cashed in when skipper Miles Thompson added what looked likely to be the winning try.

Whether it was Yeovil raising their game, or the home side taking their foot of the pedal, the next 10 minutes were decidedly uncomfortable for the hosts as Yeovil monopolised possession and the scoring.

Impressive flanker Drummond went over before Seni Waqa was rewarded for all his efforts to bring them back within three scores.

In response, Bishop then slotted a penalty to put the game out of sight for Salisbury with six minutes remaining.

Then, Crossley bamboozled the defence and delivered a sublime offload to his brother Rob to cross for the final score, converted by Bishop.