SALISBURY FC U16 side had to come from behind to chalk up their latest victory in the Southampton Youth League at home to Hamble Colts.

The young Whites started well and could have been two up in the first ten minutes, striker Will Haslam found himself clean through twice, only to be denied on both occasions by the advancing keeper.

Salisbury had plenty of possession and chances but Hamble played some neat passing football and they were able to find a way through the Salisbury defence to take the lead on 25 minutes.

The Whites continued to create chances and a great run down the left by Ed Stagg and his good cross saw Haslam denied by the keeper again from five yards.

But within three minutes of the break they were back on level terms when a perfect inswinging corner from Jack Thompson was met by Haslam, who this time made no mistake with a powerful header.

The young Whites then proceeded to dominate the second half even in the face of a strong wind.

It was no surprise when ten minutes into the half Haslam released Brad Waters who ran through the Hamble defence and calmly slotted home to put the Whites 2-1 up.

However Hamble were not out of the game and Salisbury keeper Dan McCarthy made a smart save with just five minutes left on the clock.

Alex Simpson and Josh Connolly had opportunities to extend the lead but it was sub Sam Edwards who pounced on a loose ball to seal the game with the third goal in the last minute.

Salisbury’s 3-1 victory keeps them second in the league and very much in contention for the title.