SWINDON Supermarine made it back-to-back wins in Southern League Premier Division South for the first time since January with a 2-1 victory away at promotion-chasing Kings Langley on Saturday.

Langley currently occupy the last of the play-off places, but Marine belied their 11-point deficit to the Hertfordshire side by opening up a two-goal cushion inside the hour.

Matt Williams fired the visitors ahead after 20 minutes before Lee Spalding’s side moved two goals to the good in the second half as Mat Liddiard doubled the advantage.

Jacob Cook’s strike with seven minutes to go set up a nervy conclusion, but Marine held on to take all three points back to the Webbswood Stadium.

Manager Spalding said: “It was a good performance and a great result – there were loads of positives to take from the game.

“We were up against a side who are up there in a play-off positions, so it was important we were at our best level – and we were. All the players were excellent.

“Kings Langley like to get the ball down and play, but we made it hard for them when they were in possession. We pressed them as high as we could and made it difficult for them to get out.

“In possession, we created lots of chances and if I was being really critical of the players, we could have scored more. We could have had four or five goals, to be totally honest.

“Overall, I am delighted with the performance and the result.”

Spalding felt his side deserved to travel home with a clean sheet to go alongside the three points, with only a mistake from the officials allowing the hosts to get on the scoreboard.

That made for an uneasy watch from the sidelines over the concluding stages, so Spalding was thrilled his side were able to dig in and see out the win.

“It was a shame we didn’t get the clean sheet too,” said Spalding.

“The ball came off one of their players, but the linesmen gave them the throw-in. They took it quickly and caught us out as the cross went into the box and they scored.

“It’s disappointing because it was definitely our throw and it made the last few minutes a bit more uncomfortable as they were then pushing for the equaliser.

“I thought we were well worth the win, so that made it a little bit more difficult than it needed to be.”