SWINDON Supermarine’s six-week search for a Southern League Premier Division win could end this weekend when Lee Spalding’s men travel south to face out-of-form Dorchester Town.

Marine’s league campaign got off to a flying start with six points out of a possible six secured from the club’s opening pair of fixtures against Walton Casuals and Hartley Wintney.

But results since mid-August have been indifferent – only two points have been secured in matches against Truro City, Salisbury, Merthyr Town, Poole Town and Taunton Town.

Admittedly, the above five fixtures are a tougher than normal batch of games Marine are likely to face at third tier level – Poole and Truro have competed at National League South level in recent seasons.

Despite finding points tough to come by, Spalding insists his squad has started the season in promising style.

Providing Marine’s ruthlessness in front of goal improves, the manager can sense a return to form.

Spalding said: “I think we’ve started reasonably well. We’ve had a tough start to the league.

“In every game – except against Merthyr – we’ve been competitive and given a strong account of ourselves.

“At the moment, it’s down to being more clinical in front of goal and taking our opportunities when they do come along.

“I’m sure if we manage to achieve that, then we can start picking up a few more wins.”

Dorchester enter the game off the back of a frustrating 3-2 loss at home to Hayes & Yeading on Tuesday night.

Despite danger man Tom Bath netting a first-half brace, the Magpies were fragile defensively and conceded three goals before the forward’s two markers.

The hosts’ poor run of form coupled with Marine’s threat in front of goal could therefore make this weekend one to remember for Spalding and his squad.

He said: “We got a really positive result at Dorchester last season, and we played really well.

“It’s a great set-up down there, and the game will be an ideal chance for us to react immediately to our FA Cup exit against Bath on Saturday.

“That was a disappointing result, and we were all looking forward to playing Dorchester straight after Saturday.”