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SALISBURY 2 v 0 PAULTON ROVERS

1 week ago By Tony Walsh

Rovers edged out CSS SOUTHERN LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP 2nd Round

Southern Premier side Salisbury edged out a plucky effort from Paulton with two quick fire second half goals.

After even early exchanges Rovers keeper Rob Brown had to be alert to block Luke Hopper's shot.

Liam Monelle blasted wide for Paulton as did his opposite number Josh Sommerton. So worried was Salisbury boss Steve Claridge that he came down from his seat in the stand to rouse his charges.

Rovers had a lovely move down the left as half time approached started by left back Ben Prictor to Ben Withey on the wing laid the ball to Jordan Lovibond who laid it into a Monelle's path to shoot wide.

Early second half pressure from the home side saw Pablo Haysham set up Hopper whose shot was blocked by Jamie Laird.

Salisbury went ahead on 52 minutes as Claudio Herbert's cross found Hopper who touched the ball back to Dan Flitchett to power the ball home.

As Rovers pressed Joe Hillard lost possession to Hopper on 58 minutes his shot was saved by Brown's foot and it fell to Flitchett who made no mistake to make it 2-0.

Flitchett had a great chance to complete his hat trick and Hopper and Herbert also had chances.

This led to a Paulton revival and on loan Reading keeper James Hillman brought off a double save from first Withey and then the follow up shot by Monelle. He was then alert to turn Aysa Corrick's goal bound effort for a corner.

Updated 09:27 - 8 Nov 2018 by Tony Walsh

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