A Toby Holmes hat-trick condemned Yate to their third defeat of the season as they were beaten 3-2 by Salisbury at the RayMac Stadium, writes Tom Mason.

It was Salisbury who began the stronger, Holmes twice coming close.

The Bluebells struggled to contain their Wiltshire hosts for much of the opening exchanges and fell behind on twenty-two minutes when Holmes picked Sam Kamara's pocket before calmly slotting into the net.

The visitors continued to look for a way back into the game and it came when Michael Bryant tapped in from close range.

However, this didn't last for long as just three minutes later the hosts were back in front, Holmes again the goalscorer after he found space in the box.

It took just five minutes after the break for the home side to restore the two-goal cushion and it came again through Holmes, who secured his hat-trick in the process, applying some great individual skill before knocking it past Forster.

A key moment of the game came in the 54th minute when the away side was convinced that they should have had a penalty following a hand in the area.

However, just a couple of minutes later the away side got themselves back into the game, Jake Lee netting his first goal for the club after a scramble in the box.

The away side pressed for a parity in the last half-an-hour of the match, but couldn't work their way back into the game.

Yate host Hendon on Saturday, 3pm.

Yate Town: Forster, Keightley, Humphreys, Peare (C), Ford (Twyman 69), Boulton, Kamara, Guest (Price 88), Mehew, Bryant (Ollis 63), Lee

Salisbury: Smith, Colson, Sommerton, Dawson (C), Amankwaah, Oseni, Benson, Knowles, Holmes (Fitchett 75), Bentley (Mullings 72), Hypolite-Patrick (Young 87)