SWINDON Supermarine manager Lee Spalding says his side played some of their best football of the season in Southern League Premier Division South on Saturday as they triumphed 3-1 away at promotion-chasing Harrow Borough.

Henry Spalding’s deflected opener was added to by Matt Liddiard before the break, while Connor McDonagh netted his 21st league goal of the season to make it three early in the second period.

Only a late concession prevented Marine from completing a perfect away performance with a clean sheet, but manager Spalding felt his side were good value for their win.

After picking up their third successive three points, Spalding said his players were outstanding for large parts of the game and feels his players are now desperate to win every time they step out on to the pitch.

He said: “We started the game really brightly and scored a really good goal early on.

“We added another before half-time and then when the lads came in, we just told them to keep on doing what they had been doing.

“We knew Harrow would come out and offer a reaction off the back of their first-half performance, but I thought we played some of our best football of the season in the first half.

“And for a quarter-of-an-hour of the second half, I thought we were outstanding.

“We had countless opportunities to make it four and five, but I think the real character of this side is starting to come through and the players really want to win every game.

“At the moment, we’re in good form and it’s important that we continue that into next weekend.”

In the days leading up to Marine’s win, Spalding said he wanted his side to keep more clean sheets as his attacking players would not always be on hand to bail them out.

And despite being pleased with the resounding win, the Marine chief was left disappointed as his side failed to keep a clean sheet once again.

Spalding said: “With the goal they scored, it was a clearance that probably wasn’t good enough in the middle of it all.

“We’ll look at things like that – every time we concede a goal, we look at what we could have done better and we could have done better from it.

“But they were the home side, they were higher than us in the league and they would have expected to beat us, so for us to go there and turn them over on their own patch is a fantastic result.”