SWINDON Supermarine boss Dave Webb admits there is no disguising the opportunity yesterday’s FA Cup third round qualifying draw affords his in-form side to make further progress in the competition.

Marine, who upset Southern Premier Division side Gosport Borough 2-1 on the south coast in their second qualifying round tie on Saturday, will host fellow Evo-Stik League South West side Paulton Rovers on Saturday week (September 30).

The Webbswood Stadium chief is delighted that his men’s reward for their efforts so far is a home tie at the next stage, but reckons both his club and Rovers will be satisfied at the pairing, with them being just two wins from the first round proper.

“It’s been talked about that we could get a team that are at the same level of us and we’re delighted that it has come to fruition and that it is at home.’’ said Webb.

“We’re over the moon with the draw but I’m pretty sure that Paulton will be too. We could have come out with a team from the National League but this is a match that both sides will be looking at and thinking they have a chance in.’’

Marine are unbeaten in league and cup ties so far this campaign but Rovers too have made a solid, if unspectacular, start to their season with seven points from their opening five games while they downed Kidlington 3-2 to progress in the cup on Saturday.

“Paulton are an improved side,’’ added Webb. “Since their change of manager it seems to have changed it around for them.

“It’s going to be a really big game and one we’re really looking forward to."