Spitfires look to make history in FA Trophy

Stuart Fleetwood suspended for tomorrow's clash

Stuart Fleetwood suspended for tomorrow’s clash (photo by Tony Smith)


Eastleigh take on Dover Athletic tomorrow at the Silverlake Stadium (3pm kick off) as they look to reach the FA Trophy quarter final for the first time in history.

Despite last weekend’s trip away to Eastbourne being postponed, the Spitfires remain eleven points behind first place Bromley with three games in hand.

Dover on the other hand managed to brave the bad weather and play their match at home to Bishops Stortford.

The Whites had Liam Bellamy and Tom Murphy to thank for their two goal advantage at half time however the second half didn’t go to plan for Chris Kinnear’s men.

Three second half goals from the visitors left Dover with a disappointing result on their hands as they remain 13 points behind Eastleigh in ninth place.

The Kent side have won all of their last five encounters at the Silverlake Stadium including last seasons play-off semi final first leg where they won 3-1.

Former Spitfires Daryl McMahon (now at Ebbsfleet United) and Moses Ademola netted on the night as well Ben May who also scored.

This will be the first of two fixtures between the two sides in the space of three days as Dover will have to travel to Hampshire again the following Tuesday.

Ashley Carew is set for his return to The Silverlake Stadium tomorrow having played for Eastleigh back in the 2008/2009 season and helped them reach the play-offs that season.

Eastleigh’s captain Glen Southam and Stuart Fleetwood are both suspended for tomorrow’s clash whereas¬†defender Sean Raggett and midfielder Chris Kinnear Jr are both ruled out for Dover.

Tomorrow’s game is going to be a great cup game so come on down to the Silverlake Stadium and roar on those Spitfires to the quarter final of the FA Trophy.


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