SWINDON Supermarine boss Lee Spalding was delighted to see a resolute display from his side as they dug out a 0-0 draw away to Didcot Town.

With both teams in the Southern League West play-off spots, Spalding felt it was paramount his troops become a difficult side to beat if they are to maintain their promotion push.

With neither side able to break the deadlock, both teams were forced to settle for a draw over the weekend.

Spalding did rue some of the opportunities that his troops missed but, overall, believes it was a decent performance from his team.

“It was obviously good to keep the unbeaten run going and a decent point away from home against a good side are positives,” said Spalding.

“Obviously I am disappointed that we couldn’t get the win but we did manage to keep it tight at the back, which is fantastic.

“We probably had three good chances to score goals. On a different day I think we would have taken them, it was just one of those days.

“At the moment we are just trying to be harder to beat and that is our main focus - to make sure we don’t give silly, sloppy, goals away.

“We are all for being competitive and we want to be in a place where when we score a goal, we could win the game, not where we have to score two or three to win the game.

“That is what we are trying to put the emphasis on at the moment.”

The club also announced they have a new assistant manager, with Spalding drafting in the help of former scout, Kevin Milsom.

With a vast knowledge of players and teams in the league, Spalding thinks he is the ideal candidate to partner him until the end of the season.

“Kevin has been at the club for a while, Dave Webb brought him in actually, he brought him in as a head scout really,” he added.

“He used to go and watch a lot of games and give Dave reports. He is a very knowledgeable guy. He has been around this level of football for a long time and is a different voice.

“He’s great. He sees things that I don’t and I am really pleased to have him on board.”

Supermarine are back in action next Saturday where they will host another promotion rival, Salisbury, at the Webbswood stadium.