Category: Sport

Eastleigh win opening game of the season at home to Notts County

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires beat Notts County 1-0 at home on Saturday at The Silverlake Stadium as Reda Johnson’s 13th minute goal was enough to secure all three points in front of 2,668 spectators. Recently relegated County, who made six signings on Thursday after a takeover of the club was finally completed last week, were handed an early…

Eastleigh sign Tyrone Barnett

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have signed striker Tyrone Barnett (Eastleigh’s recent trialist) before Saturday’s Vanarama National League opener at home to Notts County. The 33-year-old began his career in the youth set-up at West Brom and has enjoyed spells with a number of football league teams before being released from Cheltenham Town last season. He was…

Eastleigh lose 1-0 to Southampton U23s

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires lost their final pre-season friendly 1-0 to Southampton U23s tonight at The Silverlake Stadium before facing Notts County on Saturday at home in the Vanarama National League. Southampton U23s came the closest in the first 15 minutes with Dan Nlundulu narrowly missing. Sam Smart whipped in a promising ball for Eastleigh moments later…

Eastleigh beat Oxford United 3-0 at home in pre-season friendly

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires got their home pre-season campaign underway in style with a 3-0 victory to a youthful Oxford United. The League One visitors named a youthful side against The Spitfires as Ben Williamson claimed a brace and Andrew Boyce got Eastleigh’s third. Williamson opened the scoring for the hosts in the 13th minute after…

Three 2019 Cricket World Cup Winners Lead Hampshire & Sussex All-Star XI

Ahead of this Friday’s opening Vitality Blast fixture at the Ageas Bowl, Hampshire Cricket and Sussex Sharks have been asking their fans to vote for their favourite players from both sides, with all votes submitted contributing to an All-Star XI. The team, which can now be unveiled, features three 2019 Cricket World Cup winners with…

Children’s Sport Club at The Hub

Between July 24 and September 3, The Hub based in Eastleigh on Bishopstoke Road will be running their summer holiday programme; ‘Hub Club’. The Hub is operated by the charity ‘Youth Options’, whose mission is to empower and support children and young people to improve their life opportunities for a better future. Youth Options at…

Eastleigh to host Notts County on opening day of the season

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires will host Vanarama National League newcomers Notts County on August 3at the Silverlake Stadium to kick-off their 2019/20 season. Eastleigh side will travel to Huish Park three days later, as they face the other team relegated from League Two, Yeovil Town. The festive period remains a local one, as the Spitfires head…

Super summer of sports and activities for 8-16 year-olds

A summer programme giving Eastleigh Borough’s eight to 16 year–olds a chance to try out a range of sports and activities runs from 29 July to 23 August. Park Sport 2019, organised by the Council’s SportWorks team, takes place at 15 venues across the Borough.  The programme offers a heavily subsidised programme, at just £1 booking fee per child per session, and includes sailing,…

Eastleigh sign three players including former Spitfire Joe Partington

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have signed three players in a short period of time in former Spitfire Joe Partington, Fulham’s Rob Atkinson and Basingstoke’s Sam Smart. Partington is no stranger to The Silverlake Stadium, having represented The Spitfires on 81 occasions over the course of two years between 2015 and 2017. At the end of the…

Meet Barton Peveril’s National High Jumper

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Student Jessica Gordon has been selected to represent Hampshire in the Senior Girls (Under 19) High Jump at the English Schools Athletics Association (ESAA) Championships, for the third consecutive year. The ESAA Championships is the 4th largest athletics event in the world and will take place in Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium…