SALISBURY continued their push for the Southern Counties South title with a commanding 20-0 victory in tough conditions at Combe Down. 

The visitors started the game with ambition and were running the ball from all areas early on but this did result in untidy knock-ons and Combe Down scrums. 

It was then time for Combe Down to play brightly and their fly-half chipped ahead to collect in the Salisbury 22. 

This looked ominous for the away side but, playing patiently under pressure led to an interception by William Lewin and a torturous 70-metre sprint untouched to score in the Combe Down corner. 

With the wind playing its part by now, the assumption was the conversion would prove tricky but, against all odds, sailed through the posts from the boot of Tommy Tully and Salisbury had a 7-0 lead.

The visitors continued in a positive vein from the restart and, using the wind to their advantage, earned a line-out and penalty, which was successfully kicked by Tully two minutes later. 

Salisbury’s hopes were dampened though, an untimely head on head collision resulted in an unfortunate red card for Lewin.

The second 40 minutes saw Salisbury forwards noticeably stepping up and taking the game to Combe Down.

An attacking line-out five-metres out led to a strong drive and substitute Michael Dauwalder was found buried under the bodies for a Salisbury second try, which went unconverted.

It was then time for Combe Down to see red with a sending off for the final five minutes and a score from George Fossey rounded off a Salisbury win.