Category: Sport

Rob Atkinson leaves Eastleigh

Eastleigh confirmed last night that defender Rob Atkinson has left the club after agreeing a deal with Oxford United up until 2023.  Following discussions with several football league teams, the overall package offered by the Sky Bet League One club was accepted. The club told the official website: ‘We would like to place on record…

Eastleigh lose 2-1 away to Hartlepool

Hartlepool secured their first win in four National League games with victory over Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh. The home side – without top scorer Gime Toure, who started a three-match ban after accepting a retrospective charge of violent conduct following the FA Cup third-round defeat at Oxford – were forced into an early change when defender…

Francis Benali receives MBE

Local footballing legend receives New Year Honour after raising over a million pounds for cancer research.  Local footballing legend Francis Benali has been awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Year Honours list. Benali, who spent most of his footballing career with the Saints, also made 22 appearances for Eastleigh FC between 2006 – 2007.…

Eastleigh win 3-2 away to Bromley

Third-placed Bromley dropped points at home and missed the chance to close the gap on National League leaders Barrow as they were beaten 3-2 by Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh. Barrow’s game against Solihull Moors was postponed, meaning Bromley could have moved level on points, but this defeat and second-placed Yeovil’s draw at AFC Fylde left them…

Barton Peveril’s National College Footballer

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Gus Banhire has been selected for the England Colleges Football Association (ECFA) National Team. The Barton Peveril student was selected as part of the 26-man squad following two trials in Bristol and Gloucester, on 1st and 10th November respectively. Banhire, who formerly attended The King’s School in Fair Oak,…

10-man Eastleigh draw 1-1 despite Ebbsfleet missing two penalties

Ebbsfleet moved off the bottom of the National League table after drawing 1-1 with 10-man Eastleigh but missed two penalties that cost them all three points at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1,715 spectators. The visitors opened the scoring after five minutes when Myles Weston swept home from 10 yards. Ben Strevens’ Spitfires levelled…

Eastleigh earn FA Cup replay in 1-1 draw at home to Crewe

Marcus Barnes came off the bench to earn National League Eastleigh an FA Cup second-round replay against League Two high-fliers Crewe Alexandra in front of 1,806 spectators at The Silverlake Stadiim. The forward, on loan from Southampton. tapped in on the goalline moments after coming on to put Ben Strevens’ side into the third-round hat…