BASINGSTOKE Town’s new manager Martin Kuhl’s winning run since taking over ended with a 5-2 loss at Swindon Supermarine.

The visitors to Wiltshire made three changes to the side, which beat Walton in the league Cup, as Cameron Kennedy, Shane Hollamby and Sam Argent replaced Colm McAdden, Jim Orvis and Dan Collier.

Added to the bench was new signing midfielder Harry Pearse, who was a trialist at Wycombe Wanderers and Gillingham.

Town took the lead in the high scoring game, as Argent volleyed in a cross from Zidane Akers in the 10th minute.

The home side levelled before the break, when Stuart Fleetwood made the most of Brad Hooper’s spilled shot Just a minute after the break, Supermarine took the lead, as Henry Spalding converted Conor McDonagh’s rebound.

Town hit back and made it 2-2 after 55 minutes, after Stow’s cross was poked into his own net by Connor Thompson.

However, this was as good as it got for the visitors as McDonagh gave the home side the lead again with a 20-yard curling effort.

Soon after, Basingstoke’s Stow hit the post, but Supermarine made it 4-2 with 10 minutes to go as McDonagh slotted in Spalding’s pass.

Then with five minutes to go the three points were made safe for the home side, as Ryan Campbell added a fifth goal from 20 yards out.

The loss saw Town slip to 18th in the table, but they do have games in hand on most of the teams above them.

Next for the Dragons is a home game on Saturday against Walton Casuals in the league.