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Spitfires shot down last minute

April 16, 2017
Ross Stearn scored Eastleigh's only goal

Ross Stearn scored Eastleigh’s only goal

Reece Thompson gave North Ferriby’s slim survival hopes a boost with a late 2-1 victory over the Spitfires on Good Friday.

Eastleigh dominated the first half and went close to breaking the deadlock in the 19th minute when Michael Green picked out Matt Tubbs, whose shot just missed the far post from a tight angle.

But the hosts capitalised on a defensive blunder three minutes later to take the lead. Eastleigh’s Gavin Hoyte’s attempted backward header left goalkeeper Michael Stack stranded and Robbie Tinkler tapped the ball into an empty net.

With Richard Hill’s men trailing at half time, Ross Stearn levelled in the 77th minute with a great shot into the far corner from the edge of the area.

The point didn’t last long however as Thompson scored two minutes from time to claim all three points for North Ferriby.

Stearn nearly equalised again in stoppage time, but his fierce strike was well saved by Owen Evans.

Eastleigh take on Bromley tomorrow on Easter Monday as they look to get back to winning ways at The Silverlake Stadium.

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