Eastleigh draw 1-1 with Sutton United

Rob Atkinson celebrates Eastleigh’s opener

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires drew 1-1 to Sutton United in what was a frustrating evening for Eastleigh.

Former Eastleigh assistant manager Matt Gray took Sutton United to the Silverlake Stadium in front of 1,750 fans.

First, Rob Atkinson headed Eastleigh in front at the back post, only for former Spitfires Jamie Collins to force in a leveller shortly afterwards all in the space of the first 15 minutes.

Sam Smart don’t amazing to set up Michael Green but blocked out for a corner on the 70th minute.

Sutton’s Jamie Butler made a great save on the 88th minute to deny all three points for Eastleigh from corner 

Tyrone Marsh had a great effort on goal as the fourth official announce 5 minutes stoppage time. 

Danny Hollands had a last minute header blocked as it was all Eastleigh in the remaining minutes with corner after corner.

Joe Partington had a shot from a long throw from Jack Payne and Smart won a free kick but the resulting header went over and the match finished 1-1. Eastleigh now take on Stockport County away on Saturday as they look to get back to winning ways.