SWINDON Supermarine were forced to come through adversity to get their first Southern League Premier Division win of the season.

Lee Spalding took his troops to face Metropolitan Police and they came away as 2-0 winners but the game was far from straightforward.

Marine arrived at the match late late, meaning they had just over half an hour to get ready before the game.

After a sluggish start, they managed to hold their own as they went into the break goalless.

However, Spalding and his team were then locked out of the changing room, meaning Spalding was forced to do his team talk on the pitch.

Marine were revitalised after the break and got themselves ahead through Conor McDonagh before Stuart Fleetwood rounded off the game by scoring with just over 15 minutes to play.

“It was one of those days. We arrived to the game a little bit late, we got there at 2.25pm so that wasn’t a great start,” he said.

“The preparation wasn’t fantastic because of that. We got locked out of the changing room at half-time which wasn’t ideal.

“Someone had the key and they wouldn’t give it to us, so I had it was a bit Phil Brown-esque really because I had to do my team talk on the pitch.

“I was just telling them what I wanted to do and it had that feeling about it in the first half, but we got into the game in the second half.”

After not being able to make a lasting impression in the first half, Spalding made a few tactical alterations to his side.

They paid dividends and the Marine manager say he is happy with how his side is coming along.

“I was really pleased with the result, it was a great three points to get away from home,” said Spalding.

“It was a good clean sheet and we played some really good football. We weren’t at our best in the first half to be fair, it took us some time to get into the game.

“We didn’t get our passing going and we were quick enough. So we made a couple of tweaks and then were a completely different side in the second half.

“We created loads of good chances and it could have been 4-0 to be honest.

“They never really threatened our goal that much, they had a few shots on target from long-range, but they didn’t carve us open.

“We defended well all day and the shape of the team looks very good, especially defensively.”