Eastleigh take on top of the table Bristol Rovers

Jai Reason celebrates Eastleigh's third last weekend (photo by Tony Smith)

Jai Reason celebrates Eastleigh’s third last weekend (photo by Tony Smith)

Eastleigh travel away to Bristol Rovers tomorrow (3pm kick off) in a bid to keep their play-off hopes still alive.

Richard Hill’s men will come in to this game after an impressive 4-0 home victory against Macclesfield last weekend in front of a bumper crowd of 4,126 and live broadcast.

The Spitfires opened the scoring after just 12 minutes as Harry Pell’s header took a wicked deflection of Macclesfield defender Thierry Audel and the goal was awarded to the Frenchman.

James Constable doubled Eastleigh’s lead in the second half with a well placed header from Jai Reason’s cross and the striker could of have had another one moments later however it was given offside.

Reason did increase the advantage to three on the hour mark as the attacking midfielder scored a fantastic solo goal that ended in a unstoppable shot curling in the back of the net.

Second half substitute veteran striker Deon Burton had the last say of the game as the former Scunthorpe man finished a pinpoint pass from Constable.

Eastleigh’s Ross Flitney held on to a second consecutive clean sheet in goal as Eastleigh claimed all three points with a convincing win over fellow play-off candidates Macclesfield.

Their opponent tomorrow however could prove to be a more of a challenge as the Spitfires take on top of the league Darrell Clarke’s Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

The Gas have won their last five league games and are unbeaten in the league since October with a total of 20 games without a loss in the Vanarama Conference.

Rovers will be without key midfielder Stuart Sinclair who is out for a least six weeks.