SWINDON Supermarine boss Lee Spalding is expecting a battle of will on Saturday as he takes his side to face second-bottom Chesham in the Evo-Stik South Premier Division.

Both sides have won two games in a row, including 2-1 wins against Frome Town, respectively, and Supermarine head into the fixture in 17th following their 2-1 win against Gosport Borough last weekend.

If other results go their way, a Marine win could take them as high as 12th come Saturday evening with seven teams separated by just three points in the bottom half of the table.

Spalding says his players are brimming with confidence ahead of the game - but warned if they don’t attain a certain level of professionalism on game day, they may be in for a nasty shock.

He said: “We’ve spoken about keeping a level head at training this week. It’s really important that we go there and we’re professional about it.

“Preparation for this one has been good and the players are looking forward to it. Confidence is obviously high and we’re looking to build the momentum that we’ve built up over the last two games to go into this game and hopefully pick up three points.

“We went to Staines earlier in the season and we were disappointing on the day so it’s really important that we don’t go to Chesham and put on a performance like we did at Staines.

“It’s irrelevant, where the team are that we’re playing in the league. It’s about making sure we go there, we’re professional, we do it properly and we put on a good performance.”

Despite their lowly league position, Chesham have only lost one of their last five league games and have picked up three wins in that time.

Spalding is aware of their upturn in fortunes since they changed managers and has prepared his troops to face a much more battle-hardened side than their league position suggests.

He said: “They’re slightly changed from where they were at the start of the season. Back then, they were struggling but since then, they’ve changed managers, brought in a few new players and they’re on a bit of a run too.

“It isn’t going to be a game where we just turn up and they roll over. They’re at home and they’ll be as desperate to win as we are so it will be a real battle.

“I think the team that wants it most will be the team that is going to prevail. I’m confident we can win this game if we perform to the levels we have been doing and we’ve got a real opportunity to make it three wins on the bounce on Saturday.”