Eastleigh earn replay in FA Cup Six Goal Thriller

Mikael Mandron nets a late equaliser for Eastleigh (BBC Sport)

Mikael Mandron nets a late equaliser for Eastleigh (BBC Sport)

Mikael Mandron’s late goal rescued new manager Martin Allen’s Eastleigh a draw with National League North side Halifax in the FA Cup second round.

The French born striker had earlier given the hosts the lead with a close-range finish.

Jordan Sinnott’s deflected shot put Halifax level, before Scott Garner headed in the visitors’ second in quick succession.

 Richard Peniket slotted in to make it 3-1 with 20 minutes to as it looked to be FA Cup heartbreak for Eastleigh.
The Spitfires’ Scott Wilson fired home however to reduce Eastleigh’s deficit two minutes later and Mandron bundled in his second in added time.
The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Draw takes place tomorrow with Premier League teams added to the mix.