SALISBURY extended their winning run to eight games, as they beat visiting North Leigh 2-0 in the Southern League Division One West.

The victory saw the Whites remain five points clear of third placed Bristol Manor Farm in the table and they also have a game in hand.

The home side wasted no time in taking the lead against North Leigh, as loanee Olly Mehew scored his fourth goal in two games from the spot in the second minute.

This was after Aaron Dawson was brought down in the box by Elliott Keightley.

Soon after, Salisbury shot stopper Tom Roberts was called into action as he denied Lorcan Sheehan. Roberts was a late call-up to the team in place of flu victim Charlie Searle.

The home side had further chances from Dawson and Lewis Benson who fired wide and then Dawson saw a chance deflected over.

The Whites so nearly added a second on 40 minutes as man of the match Tom Whelan's corner was headed onto the crossbar by Jake Wannell.

After the break, the visitors went looking for an equaliser, but found it hard to carve out clear cut chances.

Meanwhile, Salisbury nearly added to their tally thanks to Stuart Green with a shot just wide and Danny Young, who forced a save.

With four minutes left, the Whites through they had scored a second thanks to Kane O'Keefe, but it was ruled off side.

Two minutes into injured time, the home side finally got their deserved second, as Green robbed Ryan Paddock and set up towards goal, where he produced a cool finish to complete the 2-0 victory.

After the game Salisbury manager Steve Claridge said: "When you consider all the injuries we have. We are right up against it, but have come away with a bother big three points. There is a belief in the dressing room and we are taking it one game at a time."

Next for Salisbury is an away league game on Saturday at Larkhall Athletic.