HARRY Williams struck a stunning brace to fire Swindon Supermarine to an excellent two-goal win over county rivals Salisbury at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium on Saturday.

Williams first beat the City keeper’s right reach with a clinically taken low shot that nestled into the hosts’ far corner before a well-timed chip from 30 yards out secured all three points for Marine.

Lee Spalding’s inspired squad are now fourth in the Premier Division of the Southern League, just five points short of new table toppers Chesham United – who on Saturday beat former leaders Truro City.

Given Salisbury’s previous status in the now National League, Saturday’s win marked the exceptional job Spalding has done at the Webbswood Stadium.

And the modest boss even dished out some worthy praise to his players after the final whistle by highlighting the importance of the complete team performance that he witnessed.

Spalding said: “Salisbury is a big club and have aspirations to get back up into the National League, and Steve Claridge has a good side.

“For us to go there and put on a performance like we did, especially in the second, made us the better team. We could’ve scored five, so I was delighted with the performance.

“Every single member of the team was outstanding – it was a proper team performance where every player earned an eight or nine out of 10.

“I’ve been looking for a clean sheet because we’ve conceded a few sloppy goals in the previous three or four games. To keep a clean sheet was massive, and you can see we’ve got goals in us in addition to creative players in midfield.

“I can’t point out individuals, Saturday was about the team and how everyone applied themselves.”

It would seem Spalding can rely more on his squad depth this season compared to previous years.

Should proven striker Conor McDonagh experience a rare weekend off, Harry Williams is often there to take his place.

Then there are midfielders Charlie Griffin and Henry Spalding to look towards also, among others.

Having a host of proven players that have won promotions at this level or higher in previous years seems to be a formula that is working well for the Marine chief.

He added: “Our depth makes a difference, and we’re definitely a threat from set pieces – our two centre halves come up that are good at attacking the ball and have a goal in them.

“The two wide players have an eye for a goal as well. That’s partly why we brought Charlie Griffin in.

“The more goals we’ve got in us, the more likely we are to win games. It’s my job to look at what we’re doing defensively.

“If we keep clean sheets, I’m confident we’ll do well and win more games than we’ll lose.”