By Ben Coulbeck
NORTHWICH Vics took a point from their Blue Square Premier clash at Salisbury City but it could have been more.
Steve King’s men started the game in the worst possible way as a handling error by keeper Michael Jones allowed Matt Robinson to steal in at the far post and fire the hosts ahead on two minutes.
In an even first-half, Vics were left fuming when referee S Martin turned down strong claims for a penalty when Aaron Burns was hauled down in the area.
The impressive Rashid Yussuff, on loan from Charlton Athletic, had a shot saved after he had headed Matt Crowell’s free kick wide.
But after the break, Vics got their just rewards as Peter Winn scored his first goal for the club when Yussuff played him through on goal.
Vics then dominated affairs but could not find the net and ultimately earn what would have been King’s first win since taking over as manager.
With just over ten minutes to go, King introduced Dean Lodge to proceedings and the lightning quick player, captured from Kingstonian, wowed the 999-strong crowd with his stunning pace.
But in the end, Vics had to settle for a share of the spoils.
“In the second half we dominated matters and more than deserved to get the win,” King said.
“We should have had a penalty, everyone in the ground could see that Aaron had been pulled down.”
Northwich: Jones, Aspin, Roberts, Antwi, Brown, Yussuff, Crowell, Flynn, Wagstaff (Mullan 64), Winn, Burns (Lodge 77). Subs not used: Tynan, Welch, Bailey.