SWINDON Supermarine left it late to book their place in the next round of the FA Cup courtesy of a wonder strike from Ryan Campbell.

The Evo-Stik Southern West side played host to Northwood, who play in the East division, and it was an even contest, with Joe Selman missing an early chance to open the scoring.

However, with it looking like the match was heading back to the London Borough of Hillingdon for a replay, Campbell pounced on a bouncing ball 30 yards out and on the half-volley, connected sweetly with his left foot to loop the ball over the hapless Northwood goalkeeper.

“It was a great strike from Ryan,” said manager Dave Webb.

“It was a difficult day for us again but we’ve done enough for us to win.

“I’m always honest and they played their part in a game where there weren’t a lot of goals but there was a lot of action.

“They had some very quick, young and exciting players in their team so it was a close game.

“A little bit of brilliance from Ryan Campbell has got us into the next round.

“It’s vitally important, great to get the first win and see who we get in the draw on Monday.

“It was a close-run thing for sure.”

Having drawn their opening two games of the league, being held to 1-1 draws in both, Webb knows his side are still a work in progress but has been buoyed by the early signs and will use the week’s break before returning to league action against Bideford next Saturday to build.

“I know there is a lot more to come from this group,” he added.

“There are some new players that are still getting up to speed in terms of the fitness and the way we want to play.

“We’ve got a good, strong squad of players. We made some changes on Saturday, a change in formation, a change of personnel and it has given other players an opportunity to play.

“We’ve managed to get that first win, three games unbeaten and we’re nowhere near at our best yet.

“That’s a good sign.”