SWINDON Supermarine booked their place in round three of the Southern League Challenge Cup thanks to a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Division One South side Melksham Town on Tuesday night.

Goals from Lewis Hall, Kieran Phillips, and Zack Kotwica helped the Premier South outfit to a comfortable home win on a night where Martin Horsell also saved a penalty to ensure a clean sheet.

An eventful start - with chances for both sides - finally led to the first goal of the night in the 11th minute when Michael Hopkins crossed for Hall to volley home.

It was 2-0 to Lee Spalding’s side 11 minutes later when Conor McDonagh escaped the attentions of his marker before delivering for Phillips to net his second goal in as many games.

Melksham attempted to rally and almost pulled one back after half an hour, only to see Mat Liddiard clear off the line from Albie Hopkins.

The visitors were handed a chance to score a first 10 minutes before the break when Hopkins brought Jack Mawford down inside the box.

But after Mawford picked himself up to take the kick, Horsell dived away to his left to keep it out.

Hopkins attempted to make up for his earlier mistake when slamming goalwards after the break, but another goal-line clearance - this time from Melksham’s Aaron Parsons - prevented a Marine third.

The game drifted slightly for the remainder, and it wasn’t until second-half injury-time that Spalding’s men did convert a third.

A long ball over the top was headed back past his own goalkeeper by defender Greg Tindle, and Kotwica was there to walk the ball in.

Elsewhere, Royal Wootton Bassett Town lost 4-1 at home to Cribbs in the Hellenic League Premier on Tuesday night.

Gio Wrona netted Marine’s only goal via a penalty shortly after half-time, but by then Sam Collier’s side was already two goals down.