SALISBURY FC will be hoping it is third time lucky this weekend, when they travel to Larkhall Athletic, a side which has already beaten them twice this season.

A change of luck is something Salisbury boss Steve Claridge believes is a the one of the reason his side have won their last eight games on the bounce.

Claridge said: “I feel we are still playing some really good football, but in the first three months everything went against us. Now we are getting luck and penalties are being missed or chances are going begging, when before they were hitting the net against us.”

“So it is no surprise we are doing so well, as I always had faith in these players and now have ourselves in a strong position. The next three games are massive, the one away at Larkhall and the next two home games as want to keep the gap the same or wider it.”

The Whites boss added: “Larkhall are side who on their day they can beat anyone. It is a difficult place to go, with a difficult surface. Others will look at this game as one we could drop points from as they have already beaten us twice.”

Striker Owen Howe could well return to starting line-up having been on the subs bench in last weekend’s win at home to North Leigh, after he picked up a pelvic strain against Cirencester the week before.

Otherwise, Claridge is not expecting any other injured players to return.