Eastleigh back in play-offs after 2-0 win at home to Maidstone United

Mark Yeates celebrate’s Eastleigh’s second

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires moved into the play-off places thanks to a 2-0 win over relegation threatened Maidston United in front of 1642 fans at The Silverlake Stadium.

Eastleigh claimed the lead on the stroke of half-time when Chris Zebroski fired in from close range after getting on to the end of Mark Yeates’ cross.

Maidstone came close to scoring an equaliser in the 69th minute when Elliott Romain headed the ball just wide.

Yeates added the Spitfires’ second in the 85th minute to wrap up victory when he fired into the bottom corner after an attack down the left wing by Ben Williamson.

The win lifted Eastleigh up to sixth place in the standings, while Maidstone remained second bottom and 11 points from safety.

The Spitfires now take on Barrow at home on Saturday as they look to extend their fine form.