Eastleigh come back to draw 2-2 at home to AFC Fylde

Eastleigh came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with fellow National League strugglers AFC Fylde at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1,509 spectators. Ben Strevens’ men were victim to another injury crisis as on loan Udoka Godwin-Malife was stretchered off and replaced by Tom Bearwish however the defender has since stated he is okay.

The visitors were 2-0 ahead at half-time thanks to goals from Tom Walker and Jamie Proctor.

Proctor held up the play and fed the ball to Walker, who fired in from the corner of the box for a 32nd-minute opener.

Walker then turned provider for Proctor to double the visitors’ lead in the seventh minute of first-half stoppage time with his first goal for the Coasters.

Eastleigh pulled a goal back early in the second half through captain Danny Hollands when he poked in from close range in the 52nd minute.

And James Alabi equalised for the Spitfires from the penalty spot after 76 minutes after Sam Smart was brought down in the area.

Eastleigh went agonisingly close to a late winner but a Hollands strike hit the base of a post that denied all three points.

Former Eastleigh manager and current Dover Athletic manager Andy Hessenthaler was watching on The Spitfires take on Dover this Saturday. Meanwhile defender Reda Johnson has left the club after his contract has been terminated.

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