Eastleigh draw 2-2 away to AFC Flyde

Henry Jones came off the bench to net a late equaliser for AFC Fylde as Eastleigh were denied all three points despite being in front twice.

The Spitfires forged in front midway through the first half when Bristol Rover’s loanee Ryan Broom judged and controlled a long ball from Andrew Boyce to perfection and placed a clinical shot past Flyde keeper Jay Lynch.

Zaine Francis-Angol headed in a deserved equaliser for Fylde in the 64th minute following a cross by Jones.

Broom restored Eastleigh’s lead three minutes later after getting on the end of a fine passing move by the Spitfires and chipping over Lynch.

But it was a fitting conclusion to a tremendous battle that another substitute, James Hardy, crossed for Jones to flick in a leveller for Fylde with five minutes left.

Eastleigh take on Boreham Wood next Saturday as they look to retain their unbeaten form.