SALISBURY FC remain unbeaten in the league after two games over the Bank Holiday weekend.

On Saturday, they beat Hungerford Town 2-1 at home, before a dramatic 1-1 draw away to Winchester on Monday.

It means they have won three and drawn three of their six games so far this season.

Hungerford took the lead on Saturday inside seven minutes, Conor McDonagh pouncing on a loose ball to put his side in front.

The home side responded well, and scored twice in the first half.

Josh Hedges grabbed the first on 24 minutes - Aaron McCreadie fed a lovely ball inside the full-back for Hedges to run on and finish low into the goal across the keeper.

It took just six minutes to complete the turn around.

An excellent ball in from Aaron Simpson saw Charlie Gunson pulled back in the box by last man Matt Berry-Hargreaves with a penalty awarded and a red card shown to the Hungerford man.

Captain Sido Jombati stepped up and calmly slotted the ball home low down to Clarke’s left-hand side.

Salisbury Journal: Salisbury manager Brian Dutton. Picture by John Rose Salisbury manager Brian Dutton. Picture by John Rose (Image: John Rose)

Whites manager Brian Dutton said the weekend’s results were “bittersweet”, after the visitors conceded a 97th minute equaliser against Winchester, having led the game since the seventh minute through a special Hedges goal.

Speaking to the Journal, Dutton criticised the league schedule, describing having to play two games in three days as “lunacy”.

He described the first half against Winchester as “good, solid”, but the second half as poor.

“We have a small squad, we went for quality over quanity, and we were only able to bring in two players against Winchester, who have a squad of 25, I think”, he said.

But “everything is on the up”, Dutton added, from performances, to crowd attendances, and even bar sales, which were the second best ever for the club, he’s told.

After six games, they are sixth in the league on 12 points, only outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Up next for the Whites is Bridgwater United in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. 3pm kick-off at the Ray Mac.

“We have to be prepared physically and mentally, and we need to use playing at home to our advantage, and I am confident of a good performance”.

With thanks to Pete Martin for match details