SOUTHERN LEAGUE dark horses Yate Town sprung another third tier surprise on Tuesday night when beating Swindon Supermarine 2-0 to dent the visitors’ momentum built from last week’s win over Chesham.

Lee Spalding’s men made the relatively short trip west to tackle lowly Yate, who only sit fractionally above the Premier Division’s play-off frame.

But that meant little when push came to shove as Samuel Bell and Aysa Corrick netted either side of half-time to inflict a fourth Southern League loss on Marine in less than four weeks.

Tuesday night’s game started well for Marine as Henry Spalding had a fine attempt blocked before the follow up effort that fell to Joe Shepherd was nodded over.

Early pressure counted for nothing, though, as Yate struck their first with 20 minutes on the clock.

The other side of half time, Marine had a goal chalked off following discussion between the referee and linesman.

Understandably frustrated, Marine conceded a second shortly after when Corrick headed home at the far post.

Marine return to action on Saturday when they visit Farnborough in another crucial Southern League encounter.

Meanwhile in the Hellenic League, Sam Collier's Royal Wootton Bassett suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss away from home against Windsor.

All other Hellenic League fixtures were postponed.