CHIPPENHAM Town were dumped out of the Wiltshire Premier Shield on Tuesday night at the semi-final stage after an emphatic 5-2 defeat to Southern League Premier Division outfit Swindon Supermarine.

Marine – who ply their trade a tier below National League South side Chippenham – raced into a four-goal lead at Royal Wootton Bassett’s Gerard Buxton Sports Ground before striking late on to end any faint hopes of a Bluebirds comeback.

Both sides named strong line-ups for the tie, though debutante goalkeeper Ellis Parker was between the sticks for Chippenham while second choice Josh Hill wore the number one shirt for Marine.

Lee Spalding’s men started brightly and were a goal up inside 15 minutes after Conor McDonagh struck past Parker from inside the box.

The game remained 1-0 until the 37th minute when three goals in six minutes for the lower-league side effectively ended any hopes of Mike Cook’s men progressing prior to half-time.

Marine midfielder George Dowling was sent through one-on-one – calmly dispatching beyond Parker to make it two – before adding his second and his team’s third with a long-range strike two minutes later.

Henry Spalding got in on the action just before the break to make it 4-0, and most felt the game was over as a contest once the referee blew the whistle for half-time.

However, Callum Gunner rattled in Chippenham’s first off the underside of the bar just after the hour to give Cook’s team a glimmer of hope.

David Pratt volleyed in from a free-kick six minutes later to halve the deficit, but unfortunately for the Bluebirds, that was as good as it got.

Marine substitutes Stuart Fleetwood and Harry Williams combined four minutes before the end – the former crossing for the latter to head home – to make it five.

Chippenham return to National League South action on Saturday when they travel to an out-of-form Hemel Hempstead.