SWINDON Supermarine manager Lee Spalding has no doubt another victory is just around the corner for his side after seeing their winless run in Southern League Premier Division South stretch to a fourth game on Saturday.

Marine started the 2019-20 campaign with back-to-back wins but this weekend’s 1-0 defeat home to early league leaders Poole Town means they have picked up just one point from four games since.

Corby Moore got the only goal of the game for the Dorset side with 15 minutes to go to leave the Webbswood Stadium with all three points.

Spalding felt his side’s performance was a significant improvement upon the one they turned in when going down 3-1 at Merthyr Town last time out on Bank Holiday Monday.

The primary negative from this weekend’s match was that his side failed to make the most of the chances they created, so the Marine manager is keen to see his forward players develop a more ruthless edge.

"Overall, I thought it was a good performance. The lads played well,” said Spalding.

"It was a massively-improved performance from the Merthyr game, and I thought there were a load of positives to take out of it.

"We were the better side in the first half. We created three good chances but we didn't take them.

"As long as we are creating those chances, we are capable of winning games. We just need to be a little bit more clinical.

"We just have to keep our heads down, keep working hard, and as long as we take those chances when they come along, we will start winning games."

Conor McDonagh and Simon Downer, who joined Marine late last week, went close to breaking the deadlock for the home side in the first half.

Poole then edged ahead in an even second half through Moore but the hosts had openings to level the scores after that, the best of which saw Kane Simpson strike a shot against the crossbar.

Spalding took heart from the way his side were able to match league pace-setters Poole and now wants his players to start getting the points to match their performances.

"Poole are a good side. They passed the ball well and had a lot of possession but they didn't really cut us open or have any clear-cut chances in the first half,” said Spalding.

"They did have a lot of sustained pressure in the second half, but if I had one criticism off us, it was that we probably gave the ball back a bit too quickly.

"We did struggle to get out of our half at times but when we did get the ball forward, we created two really good chances. On another day, they go in and it is a different game.”