Spitfires look for Mother’s Day treat

Jai Reason claims his second hat-trick this season (photo by Tony Smith)

Jai Reason claimed his second hat-trick this season (photo by Tony Smith)

Richard Hill’s Spitfires look to extend their lead at the top of the table following a six goal win at home to Dorchester last Tuesday.

With Bromley and Sutton United both drawing on Saturday, it seems that today is a perfect opportunity for Eastleigh to potentially go four points clear at the top.

Despite being now five games unbeaten, the Spitfires sent out a message to the rest of the league at midweek during a comfortable win at the Silverlake Stadium.

It 16 minutes before the home side finally broke the deadlock as Ben Wright’s ambitious shot got parried away only for Jai Reason to follow up on the rebound.

Reason then turned provider as his cross met centre back Chris Todd for his first goal of the season just two minutes later.

Wright then got his goal just before the break with a fine finish; the striker took it around one of Dorchester’s defenders to slot home his eighth goal this season on loan from Salisbury City.

Former Cambridge United player Reason then got is second goal just moments later as the attacking midfielder sent a curling effort from 25 yards out into the back of the net which proved to be one the best goals of the season so far.

Despite numerous chances in the second half, it took 80 minutes before the Spitfires extended their lead in the second half.

Reason achieved his second hat-trick this season following great link up play with Yemi Odubade which the midfielder with a simple finish.

The game still had time for one more quality goal as Reason then repaid the favour and set up Odubade for the striker to flick the ball up and it hit on the volley in superb fashion.

Three points was achieved on the night after a convincing victory for Hill’s men who now take on relegation threatened Hayes & Yeading at the Kingfield stadium (home to Woking FC).

Phill Babb’s men last played promotion candidates and Eastleigh’s rivals ¬†Sutton United as they held the side to a 0-0 draw.

Hayes & Yeading have only won ten games this season and have only won one game at home in their last six home league games.

On loan Eastleigh winger Daniel Wishart and right back Dan Spence will be both playing against their old side as they bid to extend their lead the top of the table to four points.


Tuesday’s highlights and an interview with centre back Dean Beckwith can be found below.