Eastleigh suffered their third defeat in four league games on Saturday as Richard Hill’s men couldn’t quite find the net away to Chester.
Ben Heneghan’s 11th minute goal was enough to see off the Spitfires as Chester ironically ended their four game winless run.
It John Rooney, brother of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, who floated a free kick into Lewis Noice’s box for Heneghan to get his head on the end of it.
Defender Jamie Turley and strikers James Constable and Ross Lafayette all had chances to equalise however Hill’s men left Cheshire without a point in what was a disappointing day for Eastleigh.
That result puts the Spitfires just outside the Vanarama National League play-offs in sixth as they take on Kent side and familiar rivals Dover Athletic at the Silverlake Stadium tomorrow night (7.45pm kick off).
Chris Kinnear’s side are currently enjoying their second season in the top flight of non-league football alongside Eastleigh who got promoted the same season as the Whites.
Dover sit just three points behind the Spitfires however are incredibly eight places behind them in 14th after a 0-0 draw with newly promoted Guiseley on Saturday.
Kinnear’s men have been difficult to beat this season however with just two defeats all season along with six draws and three victories.
The White’s managed to complete the double over Eastleigh last season with a 2-1 victory early in the season and a 1-0 win at the Silverlake Stadium just five months ago.