Spitfires look to get back to winning ways away to Gateshead

James Constable scored a brace last Tuesday but it wasn't enough (photo by Paul Paxford)

James Constable scored a brace last Tuesday but it wasn’t enough (photo by Paul Paxford)

Chris Todd’s Spitfires will look to get back to winning ways away to Gateshead tomorrow night (7.45pm kick off) after Saturday’s home game got postponed.

The call was made the morning before at 11:30 am despite Barrow already having made up half the 300 miles journey.

Eastleigh are without a win in nine games despite three being in the cup respectively however that does mean that have slipped to seventh in the Vanarama Conference having felt short away to rock bottom Kidderminster last Tuesday.

It was a bit of reality check for striker Matt Tubbs who returned to non-league football for the first time since his move to Bournemouth back in 2012.

The hosts went 1-0 up after just three minutes as Luke Maxwell put Harriers ahead before turning provider early in the second half setting up Harry White to double their lead.

Eastleigh did manage to pull two goals back however as James Constable netted a brace within the space of ten minutes.

Unfortunately for the travelling fans however Kidderminster got a winner 15 minutes to go through Arthur Gnahoua.

The Spitfires now trail two points from a play-off spot however they do have a chance to move back up to fifth if they beat Gateshead tomorrow night.

Managed by former Sunderland manager Malcolm Crosby, Gateshead currently sit in mid table in 11th however only two points behind the Spitfires.

It was certainly a day to forget for the Tyne and Wear side on Saturday having lost 4-0 away to Dover Athletic in what would of been one of their longest distance to travel this season.