Supermarine exits FA Cup

By Barrie Hudson - 3 October 2022

Sport
  • Swindon Supermarine manager Lee Spalding, centre

    Swindon Supermarine manager Lee Spalding, centre

Swindon Supermarine exited the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round thanks to a 5-1 home defeat by Farnborough.

Supermarine manager Lee Spalding has spoken of his disappointment but is determined his squad will bounce back.

He said: "It’s a disappointing way to go out of the FA Cup – before the game we spoke about making sure they [the players] didn’t leave anything out there, but it wasn’t that sort of a performance to be honest.

“I felt we started the game poorly, we looked very nervous on the ball, we gave the ball away cheaply and we just made some silly errors that we don’t usually make.

“I thought the first goal – Connor [Johns] normally saves that nine time out of ten, but it’s gone under him for one-nil.

“We waited for a reaction, but they’ve [Farnborough] gone straight up our end again and score from an overhead kick just outside the box – same again, they usually go in one time every 10 – so we get in to half-time two-nil down and that’s after they’d had a player sent off, so we’re still in the game.

“We asked for a reaction – we needed to make sure we overloaded certain areas of the pitch - which I thought for the first 10 or 15 minutes we did, we looked a little bit of a threat and we had a little bit of a go and then we’ve conceded another little bit of a sloppy one and its just killed us really and it went from bad to worse and we conceded another one and we’ve not been able to get ourselves back in the game and get a reaction

“It’s disappointing, but we’ve got to make sure we bounce back – we’ve got another big game next week against Cirencester Town at home so it’s important that we come in next week for training and that we’re bright and we’ll be looking to get back to winning ways.”

Mr Spalding said Farnborough were a good side, but added that he felt Supermarine had played nowhere near their best.

He added: “It was important that we go out there today and put in a good performance and we haven’t done that.”

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