FORM team Hayes and Yeading were held to a 1-1 draw against Swindon Supermarine on Tuesday night at the Webbswood Stadium.

Lee Spalding welcomed the London club off the back of a satisfying one-goal weekend victory over Farnborough on the road.

But Hayes arrived full of confidence too following a string of successful results – which included wins Gosport Borough, Yate Town and Blackfield & Langley since the turn of the month.

But another standout performance by goalkeeper Martin Horsell, coupled with Henry Spalding’s 47th minute equaliser, earned Marine a point to move them onto 57 points from 31 games.

Hayes and Yeading still occupy the final play-off spot with most teams now left with a dozen more games to play.

Hayes and Yeading couldn’t have started the game better after they took the lead with only two minutes on the clock.

Henry Spalding and Conor McDonagh had chances to equalise, but the hosts ended the half a goal down.

Like their visitors in the first half, Marine made a jet-propelled start by scoring two minutes after the restart.

Spalding found himself in some space on the right before tucking away a smart left-footed effort into the top corner.

Neither team could find a winning goal, though, as the tie ended 1-1.