Spitfires off to a flier away to Barnet


Photo by Graham Scambler

Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh began their Vanarama National League season in style with a 5-1 victory over Barnet behind closed doors at The Hive Stadium.

The Spitfires got their campaign up and running after just five minutes as Tyrone Barnett fired into the top corner from close range.

Abdulai Bell-Baggie thought he had doubled the lead seven minutes later after Barnett’s effort was parried, but the striker was denied by the offside flag.

Barnet were level after 39 minutes through Wesley Fonguck, whose deflected strike left Eastleigh goalkeeper Joe McDonnell with no chance.

The visitors stormed back in front after 53 minutes thanks to a stunning half-volley from full-back Alex Wynter.

Eastleigh pushed home their advantage three minutes later as Wynter turned provider for Ben House to score his first competitive goal for the club.

It was soon three goals in 11 minutes for Eastleigh as Cavanagh Miley slid home a fine finish to make it 4-1.

But Eastleigh weren’t finished there as they put a fifth past Barnet, who were beaten play-off semi-finalists last season, when Bell-Baggie fired in after a fine solo run 15 minutes from time.

The Spitfires take on Torquay United tomorrow night and you can watch the match LIVE on Spitfire TV.

Supporters can access the home league games for £150 for the season or £7.99 a game. All existing season ticket holders, however, will be sent a discount code for 33% off.

This means you will save £50 and your season ticket will only cost £100 – this will replace all season ticket holders who requested a deduction off their 2020/21 season ticket.

You can purchase the stream here.