Spitfires take a bow

Still a great season...

Ian Baird’s Spitfires play Bromley at Hayes Lane on Saturday in the Blue Square Bet South. With other results not going Eastleigh’s way on Monday, Spitfire fans finally found out that the play-off dream was no longer possible even though the result at The Silverlake Stadium went Eastleigh’s way.

The Spitfires took the lead 40 seconds into the game with Danny Smith scoring his second goal of the season, Tony Taggart crossed the ball from a corner and Danny Smith flicked a header in to the back of the net.

Jamie Brown started for the first time this season and the former Dorchester Town striker scored an unstoppable header for his first goal of the season from a Richard Graham corner on the 39th minute.

Tony Taggart scored the last goal of the game right on the stroke of half time, Richard Graham crossed in a free kick and the former Havant and Waterlooville left winger headed the ball to make it 3-0 to The Spitfires.

Bromley sit in 10th place twelve points behind The Spitfires with 59 points having spent the first quarter of the season looking like the runaway leaders in the Blue Square Bet South.

The Lillywhites goes into this game having lost 2-0 on Monday against play-off candidates Chelmsford City away.

Bromley have won three, lost two and have drew one; The Spitfires have lost four and have won two coming in to this game.

Bromley have failed to score eleven times (five of them being at home) and have kept four clean sheets (one of them being at home) in their last twenty games.

Eastleigh has failed to score five times (one of them being away) and have kept five clean sheets (three of them being away).

The last time these two team met was at The Silverlake Stadium last month where The Spitfires came out victorious with a 1-0 win,on loan Mark Nwokeji scored Eastleigh’s only goal, Tony Taggart crossed in a free kick for Tommy Jordan to header down for Mark Nwokeji and the AFC Wimlbedon striker pounced with a close range effort however he is no longer an Eastleigh player.

The last time these two met at Hayes Lane was last season where Bromley won 3-0,former Spitfires Ashley Carew (currently plays for Ebbsfleet United) and Warren McBean both netted for Bromley and Marcus Cassius (Currently plays for Erith and Belverder) made it 3-0 to the Lillywhites on that occasion.

This is the last chance to see The Spitfires play this season so roar on The Spitfires away at Bromley,


Photo: Eastleigh FC

By Car
Leaving the M25 at Junction 4, follow the A21 to Bromley and London, for approximately 4 miles and then fork left onto the A232 signposted Croydon/Sutton.

At the 2nd set of traffic lights turn right into Baston Road (B265), following it for about 2 miles as it becomes Hayes Street and then Hayes Lane.

Bromley FC is on right hand side of road just after a mini roundabout.

There is ample room for coaches to drive down the driveway, turn round and park.

By Train
The nearest station to the ground is Bromley South which is serviced by trains from London Victoria. Trains run regularly up until 23:56 midweek and later at weekends.

There are also about two services an hour from London Blackfriars.

If your train into London goes via East Croydon it may be easier to get off there and catch the 119 bus to the ground (approximate journey time: 40 minutes).

By Bus
The 119 (Bromley to Croydon), 146 (Bromley to Downe) and the 314 (Eltham to New Addington) all go past the ground.

Admission Prices
Adults: £12,Seniors (Over 60’s): £6,Kids (u16’s) and Students: £5