CONOR McDonagh scored twice as Swindon Supermarine beat Walton Casuals 4-2 on Saturday in the Southern League Premier Division South.

The brace from McDonagh was added to by a Michael Hopkins penalty and a well-taken volley by Henry Spalding as Marine stretched their unbeaten league run to eight games.

Spalding’s men took a 2-0 lead in Surrey before being pegged back courtesy of an excellent finish from the home side.

Spalding’s goal made it 3-1 before the break, but Casuals rallied once again and reduced the deficit to one via the penalty spot.

And in a game of volleys and penalties, McDonagh wrapped the game up with 15 minutes to play following another volley from a Spalding cross.

With six goals in 90 minutes, many fans who attended would have felt they received full value for their money, but Spalding was disappointed the game was as close as it turned out to be.

He said: “It probably shouldn’t have been such a good game if I’m honest. We were more than capable of having a four or 5-0 win.

“We went 2-0 up playing some good football and I thought we were well on top – there was only one team in it.

“Then they’ve scored out of nothing, and that was disappointing because we’d dominated the game so much and had a lot of possession.

“We’d limited them to no chances whatsoever, so to concede in the manner that we did – giving them a goal which got their tails up was a bit disappointing.

“We’d scored another one before half-time, but the message at the break was do not concede again and make sure we stay disciplined.”

Spalding was keen to see his side extend their advantage further in the second half, but a brief moment of ill-discipline gave Casuals hope from the penalty spot.

Though Marine would go on to win the game, Spalding was disappointed with his forwards for not finishing even more of their chances, and is eyeing more 90-minute performances from his team.

Spalding said: “Again, it was disappointing to concede a second through a penalty.

“The linesman said he’d seen someone pull one of their players back and they’ve given a penalty which I felt was harsh.

“That gave them hope anyway, but we’ve gone on to score the fourth which has killed the game.

“We’ve had two or three other really good opportunities, but we haven’t taken them.

“Other than in the final third, I thought we were excellent.”