Salisbury are awarded a 92nd minute penalty to win the dramatic play-off semi-final

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SALISBURY will play in the Southern League Premier Division play-off final after their most dramatic win over Ray Mac.

The Whites only lost 1–0 to Gosport Borough in the 85th minute, but completed a dramatic comeback with a penalty in the 92nd minute to win 2–1.

They will play the winners of Totton and Bracknell, who have gone to extra time.

Gosport dominated much of the match and were in charge for much of the second half, after a goalless first period.

The game really came to life after an hour when Gosport really got the game under control.

A Gosport corner just before the 70th minute led to some football ping-pong in the Salisbury area and a Borough call for a penalty for suspected handball.

Then the Whites’ crossbar was rattled by a thumping effort from the Borough forward and a scramble on the goal line. Gosport were adamant they had scored but it wasn’t given.

It didn’t take long for them to take the lead and three minutes later Gosport opened the scoring through another.

Another mouthed goal led to ANOTHER effort against the crossbar before Wassmer bundled the ball over the line for the delirious away fans.

It really didn’t look like Salisbury would find a goal.

Out of nowhere – nowhere – they found the equalizer. In the 87th minute, Hedges picked up the ball on the left, cut inside and blasted a low shot into the bottom corner.

Then it was all Salisbury, and five minutes later, with just 90 seconds left in extra time, Wassmer fouled Fitchett in the penalty area and was shown a red card for his troubles.

Coppin, the club’s top scorer so far this season, stepped up and buried the ball in the bottom corner.

More to come.