SWINDON Supermarine manager Dave Webb was chuffed to see his side nip their five-match winless run in the bud with a Wiltshire Senior Cup victory over rivals Chippenham Town last night.

Brothers Josh Parsons and Callum Parsons notched first-half free-kicks for Marine before substitute Dave Pratt’s overhead kick in the second period proved little more than a consolation for Mark Collier’s Bluebirds at the Webbswood Stadium.

Webb was particularly enthused with his team’s display in the opening 45 minutes and hopes that his players will use their performance as a springboard for their lengthy trip to Barnstaple Town in the Southern League Division One South and West next weekend.

“We’ve gone through a tough spell – we had a good draw at Salisbury (on November 1), which we were pleased with, but we hadn’t won in five,” said the Marine boss.

“This is the Wiltshire Senior Cup. It’s the last competition we’re in, so we are taking it seriously, especially when you’re playing a team like Chippeenham Town.

“I thought our first-half performance was excellent. We played some great stuff, so I was really pleased to get the win.”

With one eye on his team’s Southern League Premier Division engagements, Chippenham chief Collier made seven changes to his side for their short trip across the county.

He said: “In the first half, we were very poor. The second half was a little bit better but we haven’t played well and we’re disappointed to lose that game of football.”

Elsewhere, Highworth Town won their second-round tie at Western League Westbury United 2-0, Keiron Gleed and Ryan Stanners notching.