Eastleigh set for AFC Stoneham friendly tomorrow night

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Eastleigh are set for their first pre-season friendly tomorrow night as they take on AFC Stoneham, just over a mile away from their own ground. Chris Todd’s men will be looking to field a strong squad with many of the new signing and potential trialists set to feature. AFC Stoneham are thought to be very excited to have such a high profile friendly as they play Wessex League Division One football. A spokesman for AFC Stoneham said: ‘Although we have only just started pre-season training our players are really looking forward to the game and playing against full time professional players.

‘It will be a great challenge for our lads whilst playing in front of, hopefully, a lot more spectators than for a normal Wessex League game.

‘The game is also an opportunity for Eastleigh fans to visit our small ground as opposed to driving past it which many probably do every day !!  If they enjoy their visit we would hope that some of them will return to watch us when Eastleigh are away.
‘We are extremely grateful to Eastleigh and Chris Todd for agreeing to play us.’
The Spitfires will look to get last season out of the way after they narrowly missed out on play-offs to the Football League so this will be a good fitness test for the National League side.
The address for the The Elliotts Arena is as follows:

Chestnut Avenue

Eastleigh

SO50 9PF