Matthew Fry signs for Eastleigh

New Signing: Former Charlton Athletic loanee Matthew Fry

New Signing: Former Charlton Athletic loanee Matthew Fry

Eastleigh boss Richard Hill has added a defensive addition to his already experienced squad in Matthew Fry who put the pen to the paper earlier today.

Fry, who signed on a  free transfer, had been carrying out his pre-season training with newly promoted league two Luton Town.

The former West Ham United youth product had played for the likes of Gillingham, Charlton Athletic and Bradford City before dropping in to non-league football last season.

Since then the defender has played for Dartford and won promotion to the Conference South with Concord Rangers two seasons ago.

Meanwhile the Spitfires currently lie in fourth in their first ever season of the Vanarama Conference having picked up four points in their last two home games.

A late Ben Wright strike from a Michael Green corner ensured Eastleigh won their first home game in top-flight non league football against Aldershot Town on Thursday as they then took on Gateshead the following Saturday at the Silverlake Stadium.

Captain Dean Beckwith unfortunately netted an own goal for the hosts just after 20 minutes however late first goals from Ben Strevens and Jack Midson saw Eastleigh go in to the break with a one goal advantage.

Gateshead’s Alex Rodman got an equaliser after 54 minutes that saw both teams remain unbeaten in the league with a point a piece.