SWINDON Supermarine boss Lee Spalding has urged his side to channel their frustrations at Saturday’s home defeat by Wimborne Town into toppling Southern League West high-flyers Salisbury at the Webbswood Stadium tonight.

Marine fell to a potentially damaging 1-0 loss against their play-off rivals from the south coast at the weekend, leaving them seventh but still only three points off third place in the table.

Salisbury, under the stewardship of Steve Claridge, have escaped into the distance in second place, a further 10 points ahead, but Spalding is determined the momentum won’t come out of Marine’s campaign as they head into the final stretch.

“I said to the players it is important how we bounce back now. We can’t do anything about that game (Wimborne),” said Spalding.

“We have to learn from our mistakes and make sure we approach our next game with a real desire to show people we can turn it around.

“Home advantage is important. If we were going to Salisbury then it would be even more of a difficult game than them coming to the Webbswood.

“We will be going into the game to try and get a win. We are at the stage in the season now where a draw probably isn’t any good to us.

“Even though it is against one of the top sides, it doesn’t really matter. Obviously, we have to show them a little bit of respect but we can’t just stand off of them.’’

Marine do have injury problems, with Matt Coupe unavailable because of work commitments, Josh Parsons and Bradley Gray still doubts and Jon Else unavailable.

Spalding added: “We have to make sure we get about them and play with an intensity which will make the game difficult for them.

“There is always a pressure to win, there is an expectancy and that comes with every game we play in because that is our approach.

“At the end of the day, its just a game-by-game mentality and now we are ready for Salisbury.

“We have a lot of injuries, Matt Coupe is unavailable because of work commitments, Josh Parsons is still a doubt, Bradley Gray is a doubt, Jon Else is unavailable and that is just a few.

“At the moment it is just frustrating because if everyone is available, I think we would be more than a match for anyone in the league.’’

Highworth Town’s Hellenic League Premier Division clash at Woodley United last night was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. In Division One West, Shrivenham host Cheltenham Saracens tonight.