Eastleigh beat Maidenhead United 2-1

Captain Chris Hollands celebrates Eastleigh’s opener

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires made it three wins from four unbeaten matches with a victory at home to Maidenhead.

Marcus Barnes had already gone close for Eastleigh when they opened the scoring in the 26th minute. Jack Payne’s free-kick was flicked on by Joe Partington and Danny Hollands secured the finish with a diving header with his seventh goal of the season. Captain Hollands certainly enjoyed that one as he slid to celebrate with his team mates.

Their joy was short-lived, however, as Maidenhead hit back almost immediately, Danny Whitehall equalising on his birthday.

Hollands volleyed inches over the crossbar five minutes before the break which could well of been the goal of the season if it just found the net.

Eastleigh were back in front in the 64th minute when Tyrone Barnett nodded in Man of the Match Sam Smart’s pinpoint cross.

Goalkeeper Max Stryjek pulled off a superb save from James Akintunde to keep the Spitfires’ lead in tact. Eastleigh put in a gutsy performance to secure their one goal lead as Strevens men saw the match out to make it back to back wins. Eastleigh take on Chorley at The Silverlake Stadium on Saturday as they look to continue their fine form.