SALISBURY added four points to their Southern League Premier South total this week following a draw with Yate Town and emphatic win over Hartley Wintney.

The mid-table Whites hosted strugglers Yate Town at the Ray Mac on Saturday, the two sides playing out a 0-0 stalemate.

Latest signing Nassim Kherbouche was drafted into the heart of defence, replacing Dinesh Gillela, whilst Sam Ashton and Devon Arnold came in for Dan Fitchett and Seokjae Lee.

Goalmouth action was at a premium, with the best chances generated in the final 10 minutes. Arnold must have thought he had won it for the hosts, only to see his close-ranged shot smack the crossbar.

Salisbury faced another relegation-threatened side on Tuesday night, when they travelled across the border to Hampshire, where they visited Hartley Wintney.

Boss Brian Dutton shuffled his deck once more, Fitchett and Gillela returning to the starting line-up at the expense of Seung Yang and Ashton.

After leaving it late to threaten at the weekend, the Whites wasted no time in making their mark against Hartley.

Just two minutes had passed when Kherbouche opened his account for his new club, striking from an early corner.

The defender would turn provider moments later, whipping the ball into the box for Josh Carmichael to convert on eight minutes.

By the 10th minute, it would be 3-0, Jerry Lawrence continuing the Whites’ dream start with a goal of his own.

Hartley Wintney eventually shut the door on Salisbury’s outpouring of goals, but the damage had already been done.

The hosts clawed one back shortly after the half-hour mark. A long punt from goalkeeper Damian Niemczycki allowed Kingsley Eshun to take the ball past Gerard Benfield in the Salisbury goal and score what proved to be scant consolation.

There were no further goals in the second half, with the game marred by frequent yellow cards for the home side. There proved to be a booking too many for Zidan Akers, who was given his marching orders for a second caution in injury time.

Salisbury sit in ninth place in the league table, with 26 points from 19 games.

They head to Harrow Borough on Saturday.