Danny Hollands’ equaliser earns Eastleigh a point at home to Hartlepool United

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Eastleigh celebrates the equaliser

Danny Hollands sixth goal of the season earned Eastleigh a point as they came from behind to draw at home to Hartlepool.

Hollands headed in the 71st minute to earn the hosts a point they thoroughly deserved for their second-half pressure.

Gime Toure put Hartlepool in front after 12 minutes, doing well to make space for himself before bending a shot into the far corner.

Eastleigh should have been level early in the second half when they were awarded a penalty, but Ben Killip dived low to his right to keep out Ben Williamson’s effort.

Ben Strevens’ men kept pressing and Sam Smart had an effort cleared off the line before Hollands was unable to get the right direction on a header.

But the midfielder made no mistake shortly after, nodding home at the near post from Jack Payne’s delivery to bring the scores level.

Eastleigh pushed forward in search of a winner, but Hartlepool held on for a point.