Swindon Supermarine back to winning ways

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Oli Barkley struck a last-minute winner against Evesham on Tuesday night to ensure Swindon Supermarine got back to winning ways.

Saturday’s disappointing 2-1 defeat against Bishops Cleeve saw Supermarine lose their 100 per cent record with boss Dave Webb demanding a response against Evesham.

And a response is exactly what he got as Marine produced a much improved performance to get their Southern League Division One South & West promotion push back on track.

While Swindon Supermarine’s defence was sorely exposed against Bishops Cleeve at the weekend, Evesham found it tough to break down the visitors’ back line.

Adam Mann and Ashley Williams both had shots blocked in the first half while Chris Taylor’s dangerous free-kick went inches past the far post.

Both Luke Hopper and Ryan Stanners proved a constant threat to the Evesham defence in the second half.

Hopper tested home keeper Kevin Sawyer early on in the half while Stanners beat two men before delivering a superb cross which just eluded Ash Taylor at the far post.

Taylor almost broke the deadlock soon after when his header was touched onto the crossbar and over by Sawyer.

But as the game entered its final moments, Swindon Supermarine finally found a way past Sawyer.

Sam Morris and Stanners combined to set up Bailey who cut inside from the right and shot.

Bailey’s shot was initially blocked by Matt Sysum but the Supermarine man reacted quickest to bury the ball in the back of the Evesham net.