Hendon slipped to second bottom in the Southern League Premier Division South after a 3-0 home defeat against Salisbury.

Thomas Leak and Tobias Holmes had the visitors two ahead at the break, and former Premier League player Leroy Lita rounded things off with a third in the second half.

The Dons had eight players missing, so two new signings were included while Ed Cook partnered Luke Tingey at centre-back.

Salisbury took the lead when Chris Grace came out to meet a corner but was beaten to it by the flick-on, and Leak was standing at the far post to tap into the empty net.

The second arrived just seven minutes later for the away side when Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick took advantage of a slip in the Dons defence to race forward, and he squared for Holmes to tap in from three yards.

Hendon were much improved after the break and looked well on top for the opening quarter of an hour, and Francis Amartey came close to pulling one back but was kept out by Gerard Benfield.

It looked as though the hosts were at least going to hold out for a goalless second period, but Lita ruined any chances of that in the third minute of stoppage time when his low effort crept inside the far post.

Defeat leaves the Dons with just Beaconsfield Town below them in the table, but they could jump up the table significantly with a win tomorrow night away at Hayes & Yeading United.