Salisbury beat nine-man Halifax to go three games unbeaten.

The hosts went head when Elliott Frear collected Ricky Wellard's through-ball before firing in from 10 yards.

Halifax striker Kevin Holsgrove was sent off for violent conduct before fellow forward Josh Wilson saw red for an off-the-ball incident.

Luke Ruddick doubled their lead from 18 yards while Ben Wright rifled in from the edge of the area before Ryan Brett's own goal made it 3-1.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"Delighted, that's seven points from nine in our last three games.

"The sending-offs change the game and make our life a bit easier but it doesn't mean you've got a right to win the game.

"Three excellent goals as well, and I'm over the moon with our form. We're moving in the right direction."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Salisbury

  • 01 Puddy
  • 02 Ruddick
  • 05 Clarke Booked
  • 06 Wilson
  • 12 Kamdjo
  • 22 Belezika (Brett - 58' )
  • 07 McPhee Booked
  • 08 Wellard
  • 11 Frear
  • 13 Sinclair (Thomson - 83' )
  • 20 Fitchett (Wright - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Hart
  • 04 Brett
  • 23 MacDonald
  • 21 Thomson
  • 15 Wright

FC Halifax

  • 01 Glennon
  • 03 McManus
  • 05 Pearson (McReady - 86' )
  • 06 Lowe
  • 15 Roberts
  • 20 Maynard
  • 22 Ainge
  • 07 Smith (Johnson - 64' )
  • 10 Gardner (Williams - 46' )
  • 14 Wilson Dismissed
  • 19 Holsgrove Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 12 Senior
  • 08 Williams
  • 17 McReady
  • 18 Marshall
  • 09 Johnson
Ref: Adam Hopkins
Att: 820

Match Stats

Shots

9 5

On target

5 0

Corners

5 7

Fouls

12 2

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:32 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:50

Corner taken by Jake Thomson from the right by-line. Clearance by Marc Roberts.

90:00 +1:43

Lois Maynard has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

90:00 +0:42

The referee penalises Marc Roberts for handball. Will Puddy restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:07 Booking

Booking

90:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Clarke on Alex Johnson. James Clarke is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Sean Williams takes the free kick.

86:57

Assist by Sean Williams.

86:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Brett - Salisbury 3 - 1 FC Halifax Ryan Brett concedes an unfortunate own goal. Salisbury 3-1 FC Halifax.

86:44

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sean Williams.

86:09 Booking

Booking

86:08

Simon Ainge fouled by Chris McPhee, the ref awards a free kick. Chris McPhee booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Matt Glennon.

84:56

Scott McManus restarts play with the free kick.

84:56 Substitution

Substitution Matty Pearson goes off and John McReady comes on.

84:56

Sean Williams fouled by Clovis Kamdjo, the ref awards a free kick.

82:26 Substitution

Substitution Jake Thomson on for Rob Sinclair.

80:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Wright - Salisbury 3 - 0 FC Halifax Ben Wright grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Salisbury 3-0 FC Halifax.

76:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Johnson by James Clarke. Free kick taken by Sean Williams.

70:29 Substitution

Substitution Ben Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dan Fitchett.

68:03

Assist by Rob Sinclair.

68:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Ruddick - Salisbury 2 - 0 FC Halifax Luke Ruddick slots the ball right footed into the goal. Salisbury 2-0 FC Halifax.

67:51

Alex Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rob Sinclair. Free kick taken by Rob Sinclair.

66:30

Chris McPhee takes a shot.

65:21

Rob Sinclair takes a shot.

64:19

Corner taken by Sean Williams from the left by-line. Glenn Wilson manages to make a clearance.

63:20 Substitution

Substitution Alex Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Adam Smith.

63:20

Header at goal by Dan Fitchett goes over the frame of the goal.

62:38

Shot by Ryan Brett. Matt Glennon catches the ball.

59:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Smith. Lois Maynard takes a shot. Will Puddy catches the ball.

57:18 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Brett comes on in place of Glenn Belezika.

56:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Smith. Will Puddy restarts play with the free kick.

55:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Fitchett on Sean Williams. Simon Ainge restarts play with the free kick.

54:03

Lois Maynard takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

53:32

Foul by Glenn Belezika on Lois Maynard, free kick awarded. Sean Williams restarts play with the free kick.

51:58

Corner taken by Adam Smith.

49:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Elliott Frear. Clearance by Adam Smith.

48:36

Corner taken by Elliott Frear. Clearance made by Simon Ainge.

47:55

The referee gives a free kick against Adam Smith for handball. Ricky Wellard takes the free kick.

46:57

Sean Williams has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Dan Gardner goes off and Sean Williams comes on.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:48

Foul by Glenn Wilson on Lois Maynard, free kick awarded. Dan Gardner fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick over the bar.

44:20

Short corner taken by Clovis Kamdjo.

43:56

Rob Sinclair fouled by Matty Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris McPhee.

42:24

James Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

41:27

Josh Wilson sent from the field by the ref for violent conduct.

41:27 Dismissal

Dismissal

38:00

Dan Fitchett takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

36:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marc Roberts. Will Puddy restarts play with the free kick.

35:40

James Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Smith. Dan Gardner restarts play with the free kick.

31:24

Will Puddy restarts play with the free kick.

30:43

Kevin Holsgrove shown a red card.

30:43 Dismissal

Dismissal

26:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Smith. Will Puddy catches the ball.

24:33

Unfair challenge on Scott McManus by Clovis Kamdjo results in a free kick. Danny Lowe restarts play with the free kick.

21:17

Ricky Wellard provided the assist for the goal.

21:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Elliott Frear - Salisbury 1 - 0 FC Halifax Elliott Frear scores with their left foot. Salisbury 1-0 FC Halifax.

20:28

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Holsgrove. Clearance by Chris McPhee.

18:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dan Fitchett. Matt Glennon takes the free kick.

16:53

Glenn Belezika concedes a free kick for a foul on Dan Gardner. Free kick taken by Josh Wilson.

15:02

Foul by Dan Fitchett on Lois Maynard, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Glennon.

5:41

Chris McPhee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Gardner. Dan Gardner restarts play with the free kick.

3:44

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris McPhee. Clearance made by Marc Roberts.

2:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Smith. Will Puddy catches the ball.

0:49

Ricky Wellard takes a shot. Matt Glennon safely holds on.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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