Spitfires look to shoot down The Wings

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Jai Reason in great from going in tomorrow’s game at home to Welling United

Richard Hills Spitfires play second placed Welling United tomorrow at The Silverlake Stadium (3pm kick off) as they look to get back to winning ways in the league.

Eastleigh managed to win away to Romsey on Wednesday and although the game was only a friendly, The Spitfires had a good work out which was vital having not played a competitive game for eleven days before.

It took The Spitfires 45 minutes before getting on the score sheet when Jai Reason struck the ball from some 35 yards which proved to be too good for the opposition keeper who just watch the ball fly into the back of the net.

Eastleigh’s top goal scorer Reason grabbed another two goals in the second half which completed his hat-trick and Craig McAllister rounded off a well earned victory minutes to go with a well placed header to make it 0-4 to The Spitfires.

Tomorrow’s visitors Welling have won their last three games including knocking out Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Newport County out of the FA Trophy resulting in manager Jamie Day picking up the manager of the month award.

The Wing’s last game saw them ease to victory at home to Billericay Town in a seven goal thriller at Park View Road.

Defender Ben Martin opened the scoring after twelve minutes and Joe Healy doubled the home side’s lead with a penalty 25 minutes later.

Scott Kinch made it 3-0 just before the break before Craig Edwards got on back for the visitors however two quick goals by Kiernan Hughes-Mason and Jon Maim just moments later made it 5-1 to Welling.

Joe Benjamin managed to get one back for the visitors however the damage was already done and The Wings climbed to second place of the Blue Square Bet South, five points ahead of Eastleigh.

The last time these two teams met was back in April when The Spitfires won 0-1 away at Park View Road with Danny Smith (now at Gosport Borough) scoring the only goal of the game.

The last time these two teams played at The Silverlake Stadium was a more exciting game for Eastleigh, Michael Green opened the scoring on his return to Eastleigh on loan from Port Vale with a fine free kick which gave The Spitfires a 1-0 lead at half time.

Two second half goals from Richard Gillespie (now at AFC Totton) and Graeme Montgomery (now at Boreham Wood) was enough for The Spitfires to earn all three points on that occasion.

Tomorrow’s game is going to be a great game so come on down to The Silverlake Stadium and roar on those Spitfires!


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