Spitfires look to continue winning ways

Eastleigh celebrate a last minute Ben Strevens goal

Eastleigh celebrate a last minute Ben Strevens goal, photo by Paul Paxford

Richard Hill’s Spitfires will look to continue winning ways today following a mid-week victory over Skrill South struggles Maidenhead United at the Silverlake Stadium.

Fresh from their 0-1 away victory to Farnborough last weekend, Eastleigh didn’t have the best of starts on Tuesday as the visitors took an early lead.

A long header found its way to Reese Tison-Lascaris and the attacking midfielder out-muscled Dan Spence and slotted away coolly past Eastleigh’s keeper Ross Flitney.

Reece Connolly equalised for the Spitfires with ten minutes left of the half following a pass from on-loan Salisbury City striker Ben Wright.

Connolly sent a left-footed effort in to the back of the net for his his first goal in Eastleigh colours.

Just as it looked like the two teams would go in level, Maidenhead defender Matt Ruby headed in a dangerous corner which put the visitors in front at half time.

This lead didn’t last for long though as Connolly done so well to escape his marker down the left wing to find second half substitute Craig McAllister in the box.

The 6ft 1 target man held the ball up in the box and found man of the match Stuart Fleetwood who made no mistake with the finish, five minutes after the break.

The game wasn’t finished yet however, in true dramatic style, The Spitfires managed to claim all three points in stoppage time.

Ben Strevens found the net to send Eastleigh only eight points behind league leaders Bromley with two games in hand on their rivals.

Eastleigh now play Weston-super-Mare at the Silverlake Stadium  who they last played just last month and were cruelly denied a single point in a 3-2 defeat.

Craig Laird’s Seagulls currently sit in fifth place having played five more games than Eastleigh.

They last played Dover Athletic at home as midfielder’s Ashley Kingston and Dayle Grubb both got on the score-sheet in a 2-1 victory fro Weston.

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


Commentary of today’s game can be found below


Highlight’s of Tuesday’s game at home to Maidenhead United

Post match interview of midfielder Jai Reason