Tag: Spitfires

Eastleigh face key Trophy clash

Ian Baird’s Spitfires face Chasetown tomorrow in the FA Trophy third round. The winner of the match will receive £7,000 in prize money and a place in the Quarter Final draw Monday February 8. Both clubs come into this game having been beaten on their last outing. Eastleigh has not lost at home since November…

Eastleigh on a roll

Eastleigh made it five successive league wins following today’s comfortable win over former player Ashley Vickers’s Dorchester Town side. The goals just keep flying in for the Spitfires (three more today), who have now scored 28 goals in 10 games with just 10 against. As well as registering three more points on the board, Eastleigh…

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…

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…

Eastleigh up to Eighth

A draw was enough for Eastleigh to edge up to eighth in the table after being denied the full three points in dying minutes of their away game to Hampton and Richmond on Tuesday night. Eastleigh had dominated the home side from the start but the Beavers took the lead, against the run of play,…

Elvis leaves Eastleigh ‘All Shook Up’

Eastleigh fans felt like ‘Crying in the Chapel’ as Woking new boy Elvis Hammond settled this FA Cup fourth qualifying round with a ‘Heartbreaker’ 67th minute shot that left the Spitfire’s defence ‘Paralysed’ and put Woking through to the next round 3-2. Eastleigh came to the match off the back of 3 – 0 win…

Eastleigh Demolish Dartford 3-0

Eastleigh put in a solid, all-round display this afternoon to get back to winning ways in the Blue Square Bet South and climb to seventh in the table. Victory sees Ian Baird’s side keep in close contact with the teams in the play-off positions. The Spitfires had the luxury of naming an unchanged starting eleven…

Spitfires clip Rooks wings

Ian Baird’s Eastleigh made it five successive games without defeat, notching up their second consecutive victory thanks to goals from Jamie Slabber and a bullet header to win the game from Chris Holland, six minutes from time. Following on from the impressive triumph away to Dover Athletic last weekend, Baird stuck with the same starting…

Saints Steal Annual Stoneham Showdown

In Eastleigh’s penultimate pre-season game ahead of the new league campaign, the Spitfires welcomed a youthful Southampton side to the Silverlake Stadium for this annual friendly. There was a welcome return to Eastleigh for centre back Aaron Martin who signed for Saints from Ian Baird’s side last November. The commanding centre-back was named as captain…

Spitfires put boot in at Welling

The Spitfires finally returned to winning ways yesterday. Two first-half goals from Richard Gillespie and Ross Bottomley sealed a 2-1 win over Welling United which leaves Eastleigh just outside the league top 10. Richard Gillespie scored after 13 minutes following a free kick and 20 minutes later another free kick fro Tony Taggart came off…

Whites all but end Eastleigh playoff hopes

Eastleigh’s third straight defeat and fourth loss in five games sees the Spitfires on a dismal run of form with Ian Baird’s side without a win in six games. Andy Hessenthaler’s Dover took a lead through Adam Birchall in the first half but Eastleigh fought back to level through an own goal with 66 minutes…

Play-offs nearer for Eastleigh

Eastleigh’s play-off dream has been kept alive with back to back wins this week when they won vital away games to Basingstoke then Staines. Following the 8-2 trashing by Thurrock Eastleigh were able to beat Basingstoke 1-0 thanks to an Anthony Rivieire second half strike. Meanwhile at Staines yesterday Sam Butler gave Eastleigh an early…

2-2 as Seagulls hold Spitfires

Second from bottom Weston-super-Mare earned themselves a draw in stoppage time against Eastleigh, after Andy Forbes had put the Spitfires ahead twice on 50 and 70 minutes, only to be pegged back each time by Ben Cleverley and finally the Seagull’s player boss Andy Gurney. The draw leaves Eastleigh 9th in the Blue Square South…