MANAGER Dave Webb felt Swindon Supermarine’s performance in Saturday’s thumping 5-0 success away at Tuffley Rovers in the FA Cup was not far off perfection.

Marine headed to the Hellenic Premier Division side as big favourites to triumph in the first qualifying round tie and took little time to stamp their authority on the match.

Webb’s troops needed just six minutes to break the deadlock as Brad Hooper fired home from the penalty spot after Tuffley’s Jamie Goodwin was sent off for a handball on the goalline.

Josh Parsons made it 2-0 inside 20 minutes when he headed home Jon Else’s cross and the same player then got his second goal on the hour mark.

Substitute Connor Thompson then helped himself to a brace of goals in the closing stages as the Southern League West side to extend their unbeaten start to the new season to a sixth game.

“We have made a fantastic start,” said Webb, whose side have taken eight points from their four league games this term.

“We are not conceding goals, which is always great as, if you are not conceding, you are always likely to win, and we scored five goals so it couldn’t have been any better.

“It was a game everyone expected us to win but you have still got to do it and we did that really well so I am pleased.

“Tuffley didn’t really help themselves as they had a player sent off early doors but I have to give them credit as they kept going.

“The scoreline was only 2-0 for quite a long time but we scored three late goals to make it flattering.

“I have to give credit to all of our squad, they were fantastic.

“We had seven outfield players on the bench and although you can only use three of those, the players that did come on made an impact.

“That’s the strength we have got in this group and if we can keep everyone focussed and together, that’s what will give us some success this season.”

Webb is now eagerly awaiting to see who his side will face in Monday’s draw and has set his sights on at least matching last season’s FA Cup exploits, which saw Marine reach the third qualifying round.

“Saturday was really important to everyone. The FA Cup means so much and I was so pleased for everyone at the club that we managed to progress,” said Webb.

“We have got through two rounds and now we look forward to seeing who we get in the draw on Monday.

“Who knows how far this can go? Whoever we get, home or away, the challenge is to progress again.”