HARRY Williams found himself in the right place at most certainly the right time on Saturday as play-off hopefuls Swindon Supermarine snatched three huge points from mid-table Farnborough in Hampshire.

Home ‘keeper Liam Beach could only fist a shot from a tight angle to his left directly into the path of Marine’s proven goalscorer Williams.

Williams’ 90th minute winner ensured Lee Spalding’s side jumped up to third place in the Southern League’s Premier Division and in turn leapfrogged Tiverton – who could only draw at home to Wimborne.

The visitors’ goalscorer wasn’t the only hero on the pitch at full time, though. Martin Horsell must take a great deal of credit after he saved a penalty shortly after the second half had started.

In conditions that didn’t suit a free-flowing game of football, Spalding was understandably thrilled to pick up another three points.

He said: “It was a very workmanlike performance from us in tricky conditions, the pitch was terrible on the wings.

“But we competed well and showed a good attitude, we defended well all game too. We had a few decent opportunities too.

“We could’ve been better in the final third, but conditions weren’t great so you can understand why that quality we expect wasn’t there.

“It’s a fantastic win and a clean sheet away from home, which was the order of the day.”

As mentioned, Saturday’s win has lifted Marine into the top half of the play-off frame – though chasing teams Tiverton, Taunton and Salisbury all have at least two games in hand.

It makes Tuesday night’s visit of form club Hayes and Yeading vital if Marine are to really kick on from the teams in and around the position they currently occupy.

And after registering a timely clean sheet away from home – Marine’s first since January 18 – Spalding would certainly welcome another strong defensive display against a team that has proven its scoring ability.

He added: “Players have done fantastically well to get the club in the position it’s in at this stage of the season, so credit to them.

“We wanted to progress on last season in August and had sights on a top 10 finish. At the moment, we’re overachieving from those targets at the start of the season.

“I’ve said it before, but we need to concentrate on our next game. If we think too far ahead of ourselves, we could become unstuck – any team can do that.