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Kieran James

NCTJ trained. Previously Assistant Community Reporter for The News, Portsmouth. Sport and gig reviews are my passion.

Spitfires slay Dragons

Eastleigh claimed all three points yesterday in the Hampshire derby at the Camrose Stadium at Basingstoke. The game started slow with very few chances either way. Injuries were sustained by two Basingstoke players in the first half and another four more players went down to stop play – so the game had a physical edge…

Spitfires hope to tame Dragons

Ian Baird’s Spitfires play Basingstoke away today in the Blue Square Bet South. The Spitfires will be in high spirits after a very pleasing 2-2 draw away to fourth placed Ebbsfleet United on Tuesday. However tenth placed Basingstoke will not be in the best of moods after a 4-0 drumming on Monday away to Chelmsford.…

One point is good enough!

Ian Baird’s Spitfires salvaged a point away to fourth place Ebbsfleet United on Tuesday in the Blue Square Bet South. Eastleigh opened the scoring on 11 minutes through top goal scorer Jamie Slabber but on 14 minutes Calum Willock cancelled out Slabber’s goal with a goal for the home side. Former Spitfire Ashley Carew scored…

Spitfires look to bounce back

The Spitfires travel to fellow promotion candidates Ebbsfleet United tonight in the Blue Square Bet South league following two straight defeats in league and cup. The Fleet sit comfortably in fourth place in the league, five points more than Eastleigh; however The Spitfires have two games in hand. The Fleet’s last home game was against…

The Fleet sink Spitfires

Ian Baird’s Spitfires lost against Thurrock on Saturday at Ship Lane in what was the Spitfires first defeat since their 1-4 drubbing by Staines in November. The loss came as a shock for Spitfire fans as Eastleigh were in such fantastic form prior to the game and had won six league games on the trot.…

Six of the Best!

The Spitfires travelled to St Albans City with new recruit Justin Bennett who signed on loan for Eastleigh until the end of the season from Gosport Borough. Two time leading Southern League Division South and West leading goal scorer Justin Bennett was due to play for Eastleigh at the start 2006/2007 but he got injured…

Spitfires light up Dorchester

After a fantastic FA Trophy win away to Worcester last Monday, Ian Baird’s Spitfires secured all three points today home to Dorchester Town. Chris Holland and Luke Byles returned to the starting line up with Jamie White released from the club. With both Jamie White and Brett Williams parting ways in a week, Ian Baird…

Brett heads for Reading

Brett Williams signed a one and a half year contract today for Reading FC for £50,000. Along with the fee, director of football at Eastleigh, Dave Malone secured a pre season friendly against Reading. Speaking on the on the fans forum Dave Malone added that he would like to extend the contract of Ian Baird.…

Eastleigh away to Lewes

The Spitfires meet Lewes tomorrow (Saturday) in the Blue Square Bet South at the Dripping Pan. The Rooks sit in 20th place -worryingly in the relegation zone with only 12 points from the last 20 games. In contrast Eastleigh is sitting comfortably in eighth and are in very good form. Ian Baird’s Spitfires have won…