SWINDON Supermarine conceded late at home to Tiverton Town on Saturday as Lee Spalding's men lost 2-1 in the PitchingIn Southern League Premier Division South.

Marine made some tactical and personnel changes for the clash, with Matt Liddiard moving into the centre of midfield alongside Michael Hopkins.

Pierce Mitchell moved into centre back, Jack Stanley came in at full back while Brad Hooper and Harry Williams dropped to the bench.

The changes seemed to have the right effect as the Spitfires took the lead from the first attack.

Conor McDonagh and Ryan Campbell linked up, and Campbell hit a fierce strike through the goalkeeper's legs.

Marine continued to dominate and Michael Hopkins nearly made it two just a minute later, firing wide.

But Tiverton slowly settled down and the game became an end to end affair between two quality teams.

It was no surprise then when the visitors did level in the 17th minute. A fine cross from the left by Bastin was volleyed home at the second attempt spectacularly by Michael Peck giving 'keeper Horsell no chance.

The game continued at pace and Marine ended the half strong. Campbell went close with another effort just wide of the post, and then with 10 minutes to go Conor McDonagh forced a top-class save from visiting keeper Williams from a strong header.

Marine's strong end to the half was emphasised by a late booking for visiting player, Martin.

The second half started in the same fashion as Marine came flying out of the traps.

Williams pulled off an outstanding triple stop - first blocking Campbell's shot, then the follow up by McDonagh and finally Liddiard's header which was then tipped over the bar.

The hosts were dominating territory and McDonagh had an effort deflected wide when well placed.

However, Town weathered the storm and started to grow into the game on the hour with Jack Stanley having to make a good clearance off the line to keep it all square.

But Marine followed this up with two good headed chances. Hopkins headed just wide and then Campbell headed into the side netting two minutes later.

There was a strong shout in the 70th minute when a Tiverton defender looked to have handled but the referee waved it away.

Tiverton then decided to make a double change to try and change the swing of the game with Lewington and Lam entering.

And with three minutes to go, the substitutions proved decisive.

A mis-placed pass found the substitute in space on the right, and with fresh legs he drove on powerfully into the box before unleashing a daisy cutting drive into the bottom corner.

The late goal was a real sucker punch for the hosts who had at least deserved a draw, if not all three points.

As Marine pushed for an equaliser late on, a terrific long range shot in injury time nearly rubbed salt into the wound, but Horsell saved well.