Supermarine urged to be more clinical

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Swindon Supermarine boss Dave Webb has urged his side to be more clinical in front of goal ahead of their home clash with Wantage on Monday.

Whilst the Supermarine manager was delighted with the 4-2 FA Cup win at Sholing on Friday night, Webb was disappointed that his side failed to kill off their hosts earlier than the 92nd minute.

Up until Jacob Davidge’s late strike, Supermarine had failed to convert their domination into goals, causing Webb to endure a nervous last 15 minutes.

“To go there and progress and play some of the football that we did, which at times was some of the best I have seen us play, is very pleasing,” Webb told Your Sport Swindon.

“When they got the second goal we should have been out of sight.

“Credit to them. They took an early lead but I think we dominated the possession and with the chances we had we should have been out of sight.

“We missed chances just as we did at Larkhall and that cost us.

“We are still making chances though which is positive, we just need to kill teams off a bit earlier.

“It wasn’t until the 90th minute that we finished off Sholing and anything can happen when you don’t take your chances.

“We could have been looking at a replay, which was something we didn’t want.”

But despite urging his side to show more cutting edge the Supermarine boss admitted he is delighted with the start his side have made to the new season.

“We are in a good place right now,” he added. “The players are working hard and there is a sense of enjoyment in the dressing room.

“That is three though games we’ve had and it is pleasing. We just have to keep that going now and keep that winning mentality going.

“There is no reason why we cannot go on a long winning run.

“We want to build on this momentum.”

Webb expects another tough game on Monday against a Wantage side who have already scored 18 goals this season.

“We’re looking forward to Monday,” said Webb.

“It is certainly not a game that we can underestimate otherwise we will be looking at another home defeat.

“We just need to continue to play as we are, creating lots of chances, it’s just a matter of taking more opportunities.

“They are scoring goals. They’ve scored three again the other night and we expect them to come to us and have a go.

“We have to expect a tough game, nullify their attack and take our chances.”


The Swindon Supermarine boss was also pleased to see new signing Ash Edenborough get off the mark, just a few minutes after coming off the bench against Sholing.

Webb added: “I think he (Edenborough) scored in the first two minutes of coming on but that is just what he does.

“He worked his opening and it ended up being a goal we needed.

“It’s no reflection on Luke Hopper (who Edenborough replaced), he had a really good game but it just reflects the quality we have in the squad now.

“Conor Waldon wasn’t even used last night and he is a great option to have on the bench.

“It was good throughout (against Sholing). Chris Taylor had another good game and young Jacob Davidge is just 18 and he’s scored another two goals and it could have been three.

“I’m pleased for him because he is new to the club and he has showed a lot of promise.”

Ash Taylor (hamstring) and Josh Morris (cracked rib) are unlikely to make the home clash against Wantage but Ryan Morgan (knee) could recover in time to make the squad.