Category: Eastleigh

Pollution monitoring system wins government funding

Government funding for an innovative system to monitor air quality has been won by Eastleigh Borough Council. The award of £58,750, from Defra’s Air Quality Grant, will pay for 25 mobile air quality and traffic monitors as part of a targeted programme around the Borough. The award is the full amount applied for by the…

Eastleigh lose 4-2 away to AFC Fylde

AFC Fylde turned around an early two-goal deficit to beat Eastleigh 4-2 at Mill Farm in front of 1525 spectators. A firm header past Jay Lynch by Alex Wynter – the defender’s second goal in three games – gave the visitors an early lead. Paul McCallum then rose to nod in Eastleigh’s second. The Coasters…

Ten-man Eastleigh lost 3-0 at home to Barnet

Ten-man Spitfires missed the chance to go give five points clear off of a play-off spot after a hot-tempered 3-0 defeat at home to Barnet in front of 1579 fans at The Silverlake Stadium. Eastleigh manager Ben Strevens, who use to play for Barnet, was left empty handed as side could have climbed to fifth…

Fake taxi caught in Eastleigh

Council officers prosecute two drivers after going undercover A fake taxi driver and a licensed private hire driver caught illegally plying for fares have been successfully prosecuted by Eastleigh Borough Council as part of  routine undercover operations. In a rare case for the Borough, which raises serious public safety issues, unlicensed driver Dennis Hewlett of…

Eastleigh beat Hartlepool 3-2 to extend play-off chances

Ben Strevens’ Spifires maintained their National League play-off push with an entertaining home win over Hartlepool at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1863 spectators. Ben Williamson put Eastleigh in front in just the second minute following a well-worked corner routine as Mark Yeates played it short to the striker as Williamson placed a well…

Search is on for Eastleigh FC’s next female star

Eastleigh FC is committed to promoting the female game and has successful teams at every age. An FA Charter Standard Club it’s Ladies team currently play in the FA Southern Region Women’s Football League while their girls play in the Hampshire Girls Youth Football League (HGYFL). The girls and ladies are an integral part of…

Sam Matthews returns to Eastleigh on loan

Former Spitfire Sam Matthews has signed on loan to Eastleigh in the hope of extending The Spitfires chances of reaching the National League play-offs this season. The 22-year-old former Bournemouth player returns for his third stint at the club, after agreeing a deal until the end of the season. Manager Ben Strevens told the official…

Eastleigh lose 1-0 to Barrow at home

Jack Hindle scored the only goal of the game as Ben Strevens’ Spitfires slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to in-form Barrow at The Silverlake Stadium. In front of 1738 spectators, Barrow had the better of the early exchanges on a windy afternoon with John Rooney and Dan Jones both spurning decent opportunities.…

Council urge to ‘Keep Rats Away’

Mild winters can lead to an increase in the number of rats – especially around ponds, lakes and other areas where food is put out for birds and other wildlife. Residents are being reminded not to scatter food on the ground when they visit our country parks or nature reserves – and to use bird…

Eastleigh get back to winning ways away to Chesterfield

Despite last Saturday’s blip, Ben Streven’s Spitfires have now won six out of their last seven games as they beat Chesterfield away in a 3-2 victory yesterday. Joey Jones provided a stunning late winner as Eastleigh boosted their National League play-off hopes. Jones let fly from distance with seven minutes remaining to move the Spitfires…

Nominate a young volunteering hero in Eastleigh

  Do you know a young person in Eastleigh Borough who goes out of their way to help others and put something back into the community? If so, nominations for the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Youth Awards for Volunteering 2019 are now open. The initiative celebrates the work of young volunteers in the Borough of Eastleigh…

Barton Peveril Becomes FA Grassroots Hub

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College has become an FA Grassroots Hub, to promote Football in the College and local community. This forms a partnership between the English Colleges Football Association, the Association of Colleges Sport and Barton Peveril. The FA College Grassroots Hub programme involves Barton Peveril helping to grow male and female participation in…

Barton Peveril Students Compete in National Skills Challenge

80 Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students competed in the first stage of the National Skills Challenge. The first stage, held at the College, saw students work in teams of five to create a pitch for a new University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) development in Asia. The National Skills Challenge is a real-life business…