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Supermarine Grind Out Narrow Win

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Swindon Supermarine ground out a 1-0 win at home to promotion-favourites Hungerford Town in the only game in the…..

….Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West on Wednesday night.

Dave Bampton opened the scoring from close range just 2 minutes in and `Marine looked the better side throughout the first half.

Skipper Bampton came off through illness midway through but otherwise it was all positive for the hosts, with Jamie Prictor and Danny Hilder going close to doubling the lead.

The Crusaders cleared off their line before Kent Kauppinen was eventually forced into action at the other end, blocking from Ben Pugh with the striker bearing down on him.

Dean nearly increased his personal tally but his flicked header from a corner was cleared off the line.

After the break Hilder almost made it 2-0, the first time just failing to squeeze under keeper Paul Strudley and then having a shot deflected to safety via defender and goalkeeper.

Matty Horsell somehow contrived to miss an open goal midway through the half after having the chance laid on a plate, but Marine were not made to pay.

Hungerford rarely threatened with their only on-target effort of note being when substitute Ryan Crockford stung the palms of Kauppinen from distance.

“I feel elation,” said `Marine boss Dave Webb afterwards. “Especially after the disappointment of last Saturday against WImborne Town where I didn’t think we performed to the level we’re capable of.

“It was a very inexperienced side, but the chances we created, the way we played against them and limited their chances I was over the moon with. It’s a great three points.”

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