SWINDON Supermarine were dumped out of the Southern League Challenge Cup tonight, though only went down on penalties to Frome Town.

High flying Southern Division One South outfit Frome triumphed in sudden death during the shootout at the Webbswood Stadium after both teams were tied five apiece.

Marine were handed a lifeline when the visitors skied their first sudden death effort over the crossbar in remarkably similar fashion to Matt Williams' effort just seconds earlier.

The hosts missed their second sudden death penalty when the ball bounced off the crossbar, and Frome took full advantage to book their spot in the competition's next round.

A shootout was required after both teams ended 90 minutes level with one goal each.

Neither team broke the deadlock in the opening half-an-hour, though Marine's Alex Hensall went close when his effort crashed into the side netting.

Lee Spalding's side had to halt their celebrations on 44 minutes when a goal was flagged for offside as the half ended 0-0.

Clear cut chances were again sparse in the second half before Marine took the lead with just 10 minutes to play.

A miss-kick by Frome's 'keeper gifted Stuart Fleetwood a sight on goal, and the proven striker required no second invitation to break the deadlock.

Celebrations were short-lived, though, as Frome equalised a minute later before eventually winning on penalties.


Shrivenham were also in action this evening, hosting Easington Sports in the Hellenic League.

There was no such luck for Gareth Davies' men either as they lost 2-0.