Eastleigh in touching distance of title

Tomorrow's game could see Eastleigh clinch the Skrill South

Tomorrow’s game could see Eastleigh clinch the Skrill South title

Richard Hill’s Spitfires need only one point to clinch the Skrill South title as they take on Basingstoke Town tomorrow at the Silverlake Stadium (3pm kick off).

Tuesday’s crucial home victory to Dover Athletic could well prove to be one their biggest results in history as Lee Peacock scored a late winner, fresh out of coming out of retirement.

The striker got the all important final touch from a Michael Green corner, much to the delight of the majority of the 1006 bumper crowd.

With only one point needed for Hill’s men in their remaining three games, it seems likely that the Spitfires will finally clinch promotion however nothing is taken for granted in football as the Spitfires will have a tough game on their hands against their Hampshire rivals.

Nicknamed the Dragons, Jason Bristow’s men currently sit in fifteenth place in the Skrill South and look almost certain to stay up this season.

Basingstoke will be looking to bounce back following a disappointing defeat away to fellow Hampshire rivals Gosport Borough on Tuesday.

A goal from each half ensured Bristow’s men their fifth game without a victory.

Basingstoke’s winger Jordace Holder-Spooner, Shaun McAuley and Robbie Matthews all used to play for Eastleigh and are set to be in the squad for this fixture.

Eastleigh’s on form striker Ben Wright, who is currently on loan from Salisbury City, had a loan stint at Basingstoke earlier in the season.

Both sides met back in August which proved to be the Dragons’ day on that occasion as defender Jay Gasson and former Portsmouth midfielder Neil Barrett both netted on the day.

This is set to be memorable day for everyone involved with Eastleigh Football Club so come down to the Silverlake Stadium and be part of history.


Commentary of tomorrow’s game can be found below.


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