SALISBURY bounced back from their recent run of games without a win, bringing three points back from Hendon following a ding-dong battle in London, writes Andy Munns.

Goals from Josh Sommerton, Josh Fawole and Devon Arnold eventually sealed a 3-2 victory.

Abdulai Baggie struck the post after just five minutes, before Hendon took the lead when Frank Keita found himself in space in the penalty area and finished well past Marcus Beauchamp.

It took until the 43rd minute for Salisbury to level. Antonio Diaz swung in a good cross and Fawole headed back across the goal to allow Sommerton to head home from a yard out.

And the visitors took the lead just a minute into the second half.

Good build-up play saw Arnold play in Fawole, who had broken the offside trap and was through on Ethan Wady in the Hendon goal. As the keeper came out to close the angle, the Salisbury forward showed great composure, lifting the ball over the onrushing keeper from 30 yards into the back of the net.

Salisbury eased themselves further into the lead on 77 minutes when young hotshot Arnold scored their third of the game. Diaz made good progress down the left before laying the ball off to Charlie Davis who attempted a shot from 25 yards, which deflected Arnold’s way. He was alert and composed and finished well into the bottom corner.

Hendon grabbed a consolation with the final kick of the game through Eren Kinali.

Salisbury’s midweek fixture was cancelled very late at Hayes & Yeading United due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Whites next face Taunton Town at the Ray Mac on Saturday.