Date: Fri 28 Dec 2018

By David Simpson

Confidence and momentum

Confidence and momentum have spurred Swindon Supermarine on through a productive December spell, which will conclude tomorrow with a chance to push in the Southern League Premier Division’s top 10 when Lee Spalding’s men host Merthyr Town.

Marine has lost only one of their last seven league ties, during which they have managed to total 14 points – lifting themselves five points clear of relegation-threatened Frome Town.

The addition of Jamie Edge from Gloucester City has no doubt aided Supermarine’s climb up the league ladder, but Spalding admits more urgency and energy when moving forward with the ball has helped make his side one of the league’s bigger attacking threats.

He said: “We’re in good form at the moment, and it’s good to be going into the Merthyr game off the back of our positive run.

“Merthyr are a good side, there is no doubt about that – they are definitely one of the better sides in the league.

“We’re going to have to make sure that we are defensively very strong and organised.

“I feel as an attacking threat going forward, we are causing teams problems. But we’ve got to be good going both ways.

“We’ve realised in the last six weeks that we can keep the ball for longer periods, but when we do lose it we are getting back into shape quicker.

“And when we get the ball, our attacking play is much better. For me, that has been the big difference in the last month

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