SALISBURY slipped to their second loss in four days as they were put to the sword by Tiverton Town on Tuesday evening at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium, writes Andy Munns.

Tiverton began the game lower in the Southern Premier South table than Steve Claridge’s side, but finished the game comfortable 3-0 winners.

The defeat came on the back of a good performance against promotion hopefuls Taunton Town at the weekend, in which Salisbury came off worse in a 2-1 scoreline, Charlie Davis netting from the penalty spot either side of a Josh Fawole own goal and Jacob Wannell strike.

The defeats are a continuation of the Whites only winning four home league fixtures this season, the third-worst record in the league.

Salisbury were slow out of the blocks on Tuesday and Tiverton were causing problems from the off with a blocked effort coming in the first minute.

Tiverton were showing signs of intent and it was the away side who took the lead. Louis Morison played a ball that dissected the Whites' defence and put Theo Simpson in on goal. Marcus Beauchamp did well to save the initial effort, but the ball fell nicely to Simpson who was able to tap home on 23 minutes.

Salisbury pushed to grab an equaliser and had their chances, but were unable to capitalise on any of the opportunities that came their way and headed in at the break a goal down.

The start of the second half saw a more even game with both sides creating chances but the next goal was decisive in the direction of the game and the result. With 62 minutes on the clock, Tiverton were the side to get the second goal of the game. Austen Booth was able to get up higher than the defence to head home after a good ball in from out wide.

Salisbury pushed to get back into the game but that left gaps at the back and Tiverton took full advantage with the game drawing to a close. Jordan Lam grabbed the goal that killed the game as a competition after being set up after a driving break from Simpson teed him up for an easy finish.

Salisbury sit 17th and next up is the long trip to Truro City on Tuesday.