Spitfires take on Hampshire rivals

Farnborough FC Vs Eastleigh FC2
Ian Baird’s Spitfires will play Farnborough tomorrow at The Rushmoor Stadium away in the Blue Square Bet South (3PM kick off).

The Spitfires played Maidenhead United last Saturday where they ran out 4-1 winners at The Silverlake Stadium.

Jamie Slabber opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the season after Tommy Jordan flicked the ball on  from a corner and the former Tottenham Hotspur striker made no mistake with the finish.

Eastleigh was in cruise control after the opening goal and on loan winger Graeme Montgomery- from nPower League 2 outfit Aldershot Town – finished off a fantastic worked goal with a fine volley.

Another loanee Chris Flood (Dorchester Town) was denied by the woodwork however his header rebounded nicely for Jamie Slabber who fired home his eighth goal of the season for Eastleigh in all competitions.

Eastleigh let go of the gas in the second half and let Daniel Brown pick his spot  from a thunderous strike from all but 30 yards to lift some hope for the visitors.

Chris Flood however destroyed all hopes for The Magpies when his cool finish found the net for Eastleigh and put them up to 14th placed in the Blue Square Bet South.

Farnborough on the other hand, are on a six game loosing streak in the league having conceded 25 goals in six matches.

The Yellows last game finished 1-3 to Chelmsford City with Reece Connolly scoring the only goal for Farnborough on that occasion.

Farnborough have only won two games this season at home and have lost six, scoring only five goals and conceding 17 goals in the league.

The Spitfires away record is similar having only won two games and lost six however they have scored seven goals and conceded 19 on the road this season.

The last time these two teams met was at The Silverlake Stadium when The Yellows pulled off a 0-3 victory with goals from Michael Malcolm and a brace from Paul Booth saw Farnborough claim all three points.

The last meeting at The Rushmoor Stadium was last season when The Spitfires won 1-2 and damaged The Yellows ten game unbeaten run at home.

Bradley Bubb opened the scoring for The Yellows with a low shot just getting past Eastleigh goalkeeper Gareth Barfoot.

Eastleigh’s captain Tommy Jordan equalised for The Spitfires with a powerful header from a Tony Taggart (now at Sutton United) corner.

Taggart the creator of the equaliser then secured Eastleigh three important points with a powerful low drive on goal.

Gareth Barfoot denied a Farnborough equaliser when Bradley Bubb fired a 35 yard half volley, the former AFC Totton stopper pulled off a magnificent acrobatic save to keep Eastleigh’s 1-2 win secure which could easily be considered as Eastleigh’s best away win in the 2010/2011 season.

This is going to be a great match to watch, so get to the Rushmoor Stadium tomorrow at 3PM to roar on The Spitfires to there third straight win.



(Photos of Eastleigh’s last game against Maidenhead United by Tony Smith and Ian Baird pre match interview by Radio Spitfire)

Match Highlights from Eastleigh’s last game against Maidenhead United

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