18 July 2024

Last minute goal sends Salisbury top of the table

Salisbury sit top of the Southern League Premier South table after a hard-earned 3-2 win away at Harrow Borough on Saturday.

Tom Leggett’s last-gasp winner was the difference between the two sides after Charlie Gunson and Noah Coppin had given Salisbury a 2-1 earlier in the game.

Salisbury began the first half well, controlling the ball and the game from the off, creating a number of chances, but it took until the 27th minute for them to open the scoring.

Josh Hedges made good progress down the right, and his ball into the box found Charlie Gunson‘s timely arrival. Gunson’s strike bounced over the ‘keeper to give the Whites their lead.

Salisbury made more chances but were unable to take them, and Harrow made them pay as they grabbed an equaliser in the 35th minute.

It was route one, and the Salisbury defence let the ball bounce. It found it’s way through to Reece Mitchell who finished well past Josh Gould in the Salisbury goal.

Salisbury were back in front before the break though as Jamar Smith teed up Noah Coppin in the 42nd minute who curled one from the end of the box into the far corner.

Salisbury led 2-1 at the break and continued in the second half as they had in the first, controlling much of the ball.

Like in the first half, Brian Dutton’s side were unable to take their chances and 83 minutes Harrow grabbed an equaliser.

A freekick found Victor Osobu, and he applied the finish past Gould to level things up.

Salisbury pushed for the winner but it took until deep into injury time. Salisbury pushed everyone forward for a late free kick in the final third.

Aaron Simpson curled in the set piece from the right-hand side and Tom Leggett was the man in the right place at the right time, glancing home his header at the near post to win the game in the last moment.

Salisbury return to the Ray Mac for their next league fixture on Saturday 11th November. Hayes and Yeading are the visitors for the 3pm kick off.

Written by
Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns