HARTLEY Wintney lost out to the odd goal in seven at home to title chasing Salisbury.

The visiting Whites scored twice in the opening 15 minutes, but the Row hit back to lead 3-2 early in the second-half, only in the end to go down 4-3.

Salisbury, who beat Hartley 4-2 earlier in the season, took the lead after 11 minutes from Lewis Benson.

The lead was then doubled four minutes later, as new loan signing from Coventry City Bouwe Bosma scored on his debut for the visitors.

The home side hauled themselves back into the contest, as Jack Ball headed in a Josh Webb corner after 24 minutes.

On the half hour mark captain Nathan Smart was denied, but soon after the Row were on level terms as Mitchell Parker scored following a goal mouth scramble.

After the interval, it got even better for the home side as Mickel Platt made it 3-2, as he converted a pass from Sal Ababakar.

However, before the hour mark Salisbury levelled things from a Benson free-kick.

Hartley’s Sam Mason then produced a great save to deny Tom Whelan, but he was unable to keep out Dan Fitchett’s effort as the Whites made it 4-3 on 76 minutes.

The home side tried to get an equaliser but were just unable to do so.

It gets no easier for Hartley as on Saturday, they have a tough looking trip to second placed Met Police.