SWINDON Supermarine manager Lee Spalding is targeting all three points against Metropolitan Police on Saturday in order to continue their assault on the top three in the Southern League Premier Division.

Marine picked up a shock win on Tuesday night against leaders Chesham United and became the first time to take the spoils away from the Meadow.

On Saturday, Spalding’s men will welcome a mid-table Met Police side who have won their last four games while Marine have lost three of their previous five.

But with games running out this season, Spalding is fully aware that his team cannot pass up many more opportunities to take points from teams if they are to snatch the one automatic spot up to National League South.

He said: “Met Police are a good side and they’re in good form – four wins on the bounce.

“Chesham played them recently and said what a good side they were.

“They’ve got some really good attacking players, they’re good on the counter-attack and the lad up front is a real handful.

“We’re going to have to make sure that the mentality of the team is right and we perform to the same levels that we did against Chesham.

“A win on Saturday puts us in a great position to kick on and have a go at the teams who are above us in the table.

“We’ll only be looking up and we’ve got to try and chase them down if we can.”

One of the teams above Marine in the table is Chesham, who Spalding’s men beat in midweek.

After going a goal down prior to the break, a Michael Hopkins penalty tied the game up just after the hour before Matt Liddiard powered home a header almost immediately from the restart.

Spalding felt his team defended as well as they could in the first 45, but once a change in shape was implemented after half-time, Marine made their new-found dominance count to take all three points.

Spalding said: “Going to the team who were top of the league, away from home, undefeated at their own place all season – not many people gave us a chance.

“So to win in the fashion we did was fantastic. It was a proper team performance after going 1-0 down.

“We were up against it in the first half and we did well to limit it to just that at half-time because they asked us a lot of questions defensively.

“But every one of the lads was superb.

“As soon as we made a change and reverted back to our normal formation after the break, it had a positive effect on the game.”