SALISBURY found their first win under Brian Dutton at the fifth attempt on Tuesday night, steering past Hanwell Town 2-0 at the Ray Mac, courtesy of goals from Sam Ashton and Seokjae Lee.

Victory over the London Geordies ended a run of three defeats on the bounce, with their latest loss coming on Saturday, away at Dorchester Town.

Charlie Gunson popped up 15 minutes from time at the Avenue Stadium to decide the game, with Whites goalkeeper Gerard Benfield getting his fingertips to the close-range strike.

On Tuesday evening, Dutton made two changes from the weekend defeat. Midfielder Seung-Woo Yang was thrust straight into the starting eleven after arriving on loan from National League Eastleigh, with club captain Darren Mullings making way, whilst Ashton replaced Daniel Fitchett up top.

Fitchett would not spend long the bench, the striker replacing the injured Brandon Goodship, but it would be Ashton who would open the scores for the hosts.

Former AFC Bournemouth youngster Ashton received possession of the ball on the edge of the area, curling his strike beyond Hanwell ‘keeper Hugo Sobte to give Salisbury a 1-0 lead after 26 minutes.

Salisbury looked to double their lead before the break, Fitchett denied by Sobte at the end of a lightning quick counter from the Whites.

The final exchanges of the first half were led by the away side, with their best chance falling to Shomari Barnwell six-yards out, the striker unable to steer his header on target.

In stoppage time, Benfield had to be alert to tip over Adam Laaref’s placed shot after a Barnwell flick-on.

Salisbury’s lead was again threatened by injury early on in the second period, Dinesh Gillela forced off due to injury and replaced by recent returnee Calvin Brooks.

Midway through the second half Hanwell came closest to a goal of their own, defender Dwayne Duncan crashing a header on to the bar.

Both goalkeepers were kept busy in the final 20 minutes, with Salisbury killing the game off in injury time.

With Hanwell committing everyone forward in search of an equaliser, they were powerless to prevent Lee rounding off a counter attack at the second attempt.