Ian Baird’s Spitfires will take on Romsey Town tomorrow night in the Hampshire Senior Cup quarter final at The Silverlake Stadium (7:45 pm kick off).
The Spitfires did not have a game on Saturday as Salisbury City was playing in the FA Trophy against York City however the previous Saturday, Eastleigh travelled away to Dover Athletic.
The Eastleigh squad travelled up on the Friday before the game to get extra rest for the Blue Square Bet South clash at The Perry’s Crabble Stadium however it took just fifty-six seconds for Dover to break the deadlock when Barry Cogan squared a ball to George Purcell who made no mistake from six yards out.
George Purcell then doubled Dover’s lead in the second half which finished off The Spitfires who made a very disappointing performance which saw Philip Appiah making his Eastleigh debut.
Wessex Premier League outfit Romsey town (three leagues below Eastleigh) sit nicely in 5th place having won fifteen of there 26 league games this season.
Romsey’s last game was on Saturday when they played 16th placed Brading Town at Vicarage Lane in front of a crowd of 48. The Town won 0-3 with Christopher Hall, Lee Burch and Liam Robinson who is duel signed with Eastleigh who all netted for Romsey.
The last time these two teams met was a pre-season friendly at The Bypass Ground and The Spitfires won 0-4 with a team mainly fielded with reserves and trialist.
Sam Wilson bagged a brace including a penalty, Adam Chain-Murray and Liam Robinson also scored which secured a comfortable win for The Spitfires on that occasion.
The Spitfires will not be able to hand a debut to on loan Aldershot striker Bradley Bubb who signed until the rest of the season for Eastleigh so the striker will debut against his former
The admission prices for this game will be £6 for Adults, £3 for concessions, £2 under 16’s and under 12’s is free!
This will be a great cup tie so come on down to The Silverlake Stadium tomorrow night and roar on those Spitfire to the Semi-Final of the Hampshire Senior Cup.
COME ON YOU SPITFIRES!!!
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Match highlights of Eastleigh’s last game against Dover Athletic at The Perry’s Crabble Stadium by DoverAthleticFC