SWINDON Supermarine suffered a second 1-0 defeat in Southern League Premier Division South in four days tonight when they went down at Beaconsfield.

Lee Spalding’s side were beaten by the same scoreline at home to Taunton Town on Saturday and Brendan Matthew’s strike midway through the half for Beaconsfield was enough to settle this midweek tie.

The teams were evenly matched early on, with Marine having the best chance of a goalless first half as Matt Williams saw a header cleared off the home goalline.

Again there was little to choose between the teams as the second half got under way but Beaconsfield eventually got their noses in front when striker Matthew pounced in a crowded box to beat Marine goalkeeper Kevin Sawyer.

The visitors rallied in the closing stages and both Stuart Fleetwood and Matt Coupe had chances to level the scores but Marine could not quite find a way through.

Meanwhile, Shrivenham took the bragging rights in their Hellenic League Premier Division derby away at Fairford Town, winning 2-0 at Cinder Lane.

The victory sees Shrivvy boss Gareth Davies triumph over the side he led before taking over the hotseat at Barrington Park.

Shrivenham broke the deadlock just before the half-hour mark when Dan Hale converted a penalty, and Fairford’s challenge then got even stiffer when they were reduced to 10 men as Jamie Reid was sent off eight minutes before the break.

The home side tried to rally to force a way back into the match in the second half but their hopes were finally killed off for good in the closing stages when Dan Drewitt got a second goal for Shrivvy after a scrambled free-kick.