DIDCOT Town’s play-off bid received a huge boost last night after a superb victory over high-flying Salisbury.

The Railwaymen went into the Evo-Stik South League West Division clash three places outside the top five after Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Swindon Supermarine.

But Andy Ballard’s side stunned second-placed Salisbury with a 3-1 win to go fifth, level on points with the two sides above them.

The hosts got off to a great start with George Jeacock’s ninth minute penalty.

And their night got even better when Jeacock rounded off a flowing move for 2-0.

Salisbury pulled one back through Stuart Green and were handed a golden chance to level when Leigh Bedwell was adjudged to have fouled a visiting player in the box.

But the Didcot keeper saved the resulting penalty from Thomas Whelan to send his side into half-time ahead.

Salisbury pushed forward after the break, but Didcot made the game safe when Felipe Barcelos slotted home after being sent clear and his side held on to secure a vital three points.

To compound a poor night for the visitors, Kane O’Keefe was sent off late on.

Banbury United’s outside play-off hopes suffered a big blow as Basingstoke Town snatched a late equaliser in their Premier Division clash.

Mike Ford’s side had taken an eighth-minute lead through Luke Carnell.

It looked like that goal would be enough to secure all three points, but Banbury were caught on the break and Basingstoke substitute Ben Wright equalised six minutes from time.