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Kieran James

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

Eastleigh brush past Worcester

Eastleigh played the replay Monday January 17 with the match finishing 1-4 to the Spitfires. Eastleigh went into half time 1-0 down due to a Danny Glover goal for Worcester City. Shaun McAuley had the only chance for Eastleigh in the first half who saw his shot saved by Dave Parton. Tony Taggart equalised in…

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 make it five in a row

The Spitfires made it five in a row in all competitions at the Dripping Pan (Lewes) on Saturday. Ian Baird continued with his 4-5-1 formation and it paid off with a 4 -1 away win. Eastleigh took the lead after a uneventful opening 30 minutes with both clubs only having a couple of chances on…

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…

Eastleigh make it three in a row

Ian Baird’s Spitfires have won again in the Blue Square Bet South league to make it three in a row. This win was even sweeter as manager Ian Baird, assistant manager Matt Gray and four of the current Spitfires are all ex Havant and Waterlooville – and all contributed to Eastleigh’s win. Ian Baird named…

Spitfires win again!

The Spitfires have secured another excellent away result against fellow promotion candidate’s Farnborough. Eastleigh was behind within six minutes of the game but never gave up and had the determination to claim all three points with goals from Tommy Jordan on the 15th minute and also ex Farnborough player Tony Taggart who scored the winning…

Spitfires shoot down Seagulls

Ian Baird’s Spitfires defeated the ‘Seagulls’ (Weston-Super-Mare AFC) 0-2 at the Woodspring Stadium on Tuesday in their last game of 2010. Goals from Richard Graham on the 30th minute and a powering header from Ross Bottomley’s on the 45th minute secured Eastleigh a convincing away win that powers them into ninth place. Eastleigh are now…

Ex Saint Signs for Spitfires

Following Jamie Brown’s recent release another Jamie could help Ian Baird’s Spitfires with their promotion chances. Jamie White has signed for Eastleigh on a non contract basis having played for Eastleigh on loan in the 2009/2010 season. Director of football Dave Malone confirmed the signing on the fans forum saying: “The Club are delighted to…

Eastleigh Win Trophy Replay

Ian Baird’s Spitfires won the FA Trophy 1st Round replay on Tuesday night 0-4 and have picked up £5000 for their troubles. Goals from Chris Holland, Jamie Slabber, Tony Taggart -plus an own goal from ex Spitfire El-Salahi –has secured them a place in last 32. At the end of the match, former Eastleigh manager…

Gilly Crocked for Replay

Eastleigh will face Worcester City FC if they can beat Sutton United FC at the Borough Sports Ground 7.45pm tonight. The Spitfires received some very bad news though as fans favourite Richard Gillespie is ruled out injured for 6 weeks. Gilly (Richard Gillespie) has a broken fourth metatarsal. Eastleigh captain Tommy Jordan is expected to…

Spitfires face first game in three weeks

Ian Baird’s Spitfires will meet Sutton United FC on Saturday in the FA Trophy 1st Round having not played a match in 18 days after three games in a row were postponed with the most recent fixture at Havant and Waterlooville FC on Monday night being called off just 90 minutes before kickoff. The Hampshire…

Spitfires to host Pompey at Silverlake

Portsmouth FC has contacted the Spitfires to arrange a friendly for tonight 29th of November. The Spitfires director of football Dave Malone has confirmed the prospect of which leaves Eastleigh FC supporters excited. Ian Baird’s Spitfires got their game called off at St Albans City FC on Saturday which failed a 9:30 am pitch inspection.…