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Reason's second half goal was enough for Eastleigh to earn all three points

Reason’s second half goal was enough for Eastleigh to earn all three points (Photo by Tony Smith)


Richard Hill’s Spitfires closed the gap to eight points at the top of the league as they beat a spirited Dorchester side 2-1 away yesterday.

It took twenty minutes before the either team broke the deadlock and it was Eastleigh’s Ben Strevens that done so.

The former Dagenham & Redbridge striker linked up with McAllister as he shot from just outside of the box and gave former Eastleigh keeper Alan Walker-Harris no chance of saving it.

The Spitfires went in to the break with a one goal advantage and it didn’t take long for them to double their advantage as Jai Reason provided the final touch in a superb break away from the visitors.

Josh Wakefield on loan from Bournemouth gave Dorchester a lifeline after the hour mark however it Eastleigh’s defence dug deep to earn three vital points.

Just two days later and Hill’s men have yet another tough encounter as seventh place Bath City travel  to the Silverlake Stadium (3pm kick off) tomorrow.

Lee Howells men currently sit just two points of the play-offs and last played Weston-Super-Mare on boxing day.

Defender Jimmy Rollo got the only goal of the game for Bath early in the second half  as The Romans clinched all three points.

Tomorrow’s game will be a great game so come on down to the Silverlake Stadium and roar on those Spitfires!


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