SWINDON Supermarine lost 2-0 to Gloucester City in the club’s third pre-season friendly on Saturday following a wonder goal from ex-Swindon Town man Jordan Young.

The 21-year-old, who played seven times for the County Ground club between 2015-19, helped Gloucester to a sixth-minute lead at the Webbswood Stadium before a Tigers’ trialist capped off the victory in the second half.

In their changed red strip, Marine made the worst possible start at home as Young belted the opening goal off the underside of the bar from 30 yards in the opening exchanges.

Following the first-half water break, the National League North side were put under some pressure as David Pratt was denied the equaliser by an excellent save from Gloucester’s trialist goalkeeper. Pratt’s effort was closely followed by a Ryan Campbell shot being tipped around the post.

Lee Spalding’s men made another slow start to a half when one of Gloucester’s trialists tapped in from close range at a corner in the 47th minute.

The visitors continued to see the majority of the ball on a blisteringly hot day, however the National League outfit were almost hit with a sucker punch when Campbell went through one on one midway through the second half.

Only a smart piece of goalkeeping from Jake Cole prevented Campbell from reducing the arrears, and Marine would be shutout for the first time this summer.

Speaking to YourSport Swindon after the game, Marine boss Spalding said: “I thought the lads put in a good shift there and it was a good performance.

“We played some good football and created some good chances.

“It was tough for the lads. Gloucester’s freshness showed in the second half.

“It was a good 90 minutes for the boys. Credit to all of them. They will have got more out of that game than the previous two.”