Spitfires need just four points

Injury worry: Craig McAllister was left on the bench on Saturday (photo by Tony Smith)

Injury worry: Craig McAllister was left on the bench on Saturday (photo by Tony Smith)

After nine seasons in the conference south, Eastleigh are on the brink of promotion as they need four points in as many games.

Having now achieved ten games unbeaten, Richard Hill’s men are in touching distance of the title in what would be a remarkable season for the Spitfires.

They last played Chelmsford City away on Saturday where despite a glimmer of hope that they could of achieved promotion then, it wasn’t to be in a 0-0 stalemate.

Lee Peecock who recently came out of the retirement saw his effort go in the back of the net despite the linesman calling offside.

In a difficult game for Hill’s men, a point away from home was nothing to be disappointed of as they now have back-to-back home games.

Eastleigh have won their last nine league home matches and they now take on play-off hopefuls Dover Athletic who have been in good form lately.

A 1-0 victory at home to Staines on Saturday did leave the Whites in that all important play-off spot however their rivals Havant & Waterlooville have now reclaimed it with yesterday’s result.

Barry Cogan got the only goal of the game for Chris Kinnear’s men that could well prove to be a vital victory for the Kent side.

The Spitfires will have some injury worries once again coming in to tonight’s game as Saturday’s match saw none other than four missing faces in the side as well as first team regular Craig McAllister who failed to come off the bench.

Dover have currently got the best away record in the league having won eleven on the road this season and dropping only 18 points.

Tonight’s game will be a crucial game in Eastleigh’s season so come on down to the Silverlake Stadium and roar on those Spitfires!


Commentary of tonight’s game can be found below


Match highlights and post match interview of manager Richard Hill following Saturday’s away game to Chelmsford City can be found below.