The Peacocks stretched their undefeated run in the Evo-Stik League to 23 matches with a 2-2 draw at Salisbury yesterday afternoon (17th March). A point apiece was probably a fair outcome from a well-contested game in which Town fought back from conceding an early goal to lead at half time before the hosts levelled after the break.

Town’s lack of match action for the past three weeks was evident early on as Salisbury were ahead inside the first two minutes, Stuart Green netting following a cross from Dan Young. The visitors began to find their feet and drew level after 13 minutes when Ryan Brett’s free kick from the right was headed home by Shane White at the far post. Dan Sullivan missed a great opportunity to give Town the lead when he rounded Whites keeper Charlie Searle but saw his attempt blocked by Elliott Wheeler before Matt Wright headed in Brett’s corner at the near post on 42 minutes to put the Peacocks ahead at half time. Zack Kotwica’s shot skimmed the post as Salisbury pressed for an equaliser which arrived after 65 minutes, Lloyd Irish parrying a George Colson header and Green converting the loose ball. The remainder of the game saw few chances but it was Town who so nearly snatched a winner in stoppage time when Searle saved Ollie Chamberlain’s shot and the rebound was hacked away to safety, leaving the Peacocks in the same situation as before the game, eight points clear at the top with a game in hand.

Reaction | Manager Leigh Robinson said: “A really good result for us in the circumstances, having not played for 21 days and going away to a place like Salisbury. I thought it was a really good game between two good sides and a draw probably a fair result as both teams would have felt hard done by to lose. Despite a bad start I thought our character and grit was again in evidence to turn it around before half time. We were disappointed to concede in the second half the way we did but then could have won it in injury time when Ollie had a great chance and probably hit it too well. Must say that our support was magnificent today and our pocket of 70 fans or so made far more noise than the other 700 people in the ground which was great to see.”