DEFENDER Ellen Trott ended a seven-year wait for a goal by finding the net in Salisbury Hockey Ladies' 1-1 stalemate at Swindon.

Trott, fielded in a more attacking role, struck Salisbury's solitary goal to move them into third in West Clubs Women's Hockey League Premier Division 2A.

It came just before half time from a well executed short corner routine, Trott hitting an excellent strike past the Swindon shotstopper.

The home side upped the ante in the second half in search of an equaliser.

Debs Wrighton and Trott worked hard together to tighten their grip on defence and teenage keeper Alana Mercer made some excellent saves both during the run of play and defending short corners.

Salisbury fought hard to keep their winning score line but succumbed with five minutes to go.

The ladies conceded a short corner, which was fired home.

They host Hereford on Saturday, 11.30am push back.


SALISBURY Hockey Club Men were condemned to a second 4-2 defeat in a row - this time at Gillingham.

Andy Renshaw's men made a shambolic start, conceding three goals in a 20 minute spell.

But they did spark a mini revival when Tom Twentyman and Tom Kuhle halved the deficit.

Salisbury continued to search for a leveller, yet they were undone after Gillingham converted a late goal to secure the points.

"It was a disappointing day, but the way we played in the second half shows how good we can be. We have to play at that level all the time," Renshaw told JournalSport.

His side have now gone three games without a win.