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Eastleigh 0-2 Boreham Wood

Eastleigh suffered their first defeat under Andy Hessenthaler bringing to an end a nine-match unbeaten run as Boreham Wood ran out 2-0 winners at the Silverlake Stadium.

Eastleigh: Graham Stack, Gavin Hoyte, Sam Wood, Sam Togwell, Andrew Boyce (Mark Yeates, 68), Ryan Cresswell, Sam Matthews, Cav Miley (Ayo Obileye, 80), Ben Williamson, Chris Zebroski (James Constable, 71), Ryan Broom, Subs: Ayo Obileye, Danny Hollands, Frazer Shaw.

Referee: Savvas Yianni.

Attendance: 1,751


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AFC Fylde 2-2 Eastleigh

Ryan Broom scored twice to help maintain Eastleigh's unbeaten run, which now stretches to nine games in the National League.

Spitfires boss Andy Hessenthaler reflecting on the point said: “I think it was a fair result.

“The way we started the game was tremendous. We pinned them back and we got the goal.

“But Fylde are a good side. They’re young, they have very good movement and they take risks. It’s hard to stop their flow of play, but we dug in and defended really well.

“They equalised, but we responded straight afterwards with an absolutely fantastic goal. It was a sublime finish by Ryan who had an exceptional afternoon on his first start.

“It (Fylde's late equaliser) was a little bit frustrating when we were so close to getting all three points, but this was a good point and a valuable one against a decent side.

“My target when I took over was two points a game. I’ve had eight games and we’re actually two points ahead of that target with 18.

“We’ve now got to build on that …

Eastleigh 4-3 Hartlepool

A Chris Zebroski hattrick fired Eastleigh to victory in a seven-goal thriller at the Silverlake Stadium. The Spitfires came from behind twice and made it four wins on the bounce. Andy Hessenthaler's side are now unbeaten in eight games.

A fitting way to pay tribute to club founder Derik Brooks who sadly passed away this week aged 94.

Eastleigh: Ross Flitney, Gavin Hoyte, Sam Wood, Sam Togwell (Danny Hollands, 84), Ayo Obileye, Andrew Boyce, Mark Yeates (Ryan Broom, 83), Cav Miley, Ben Williamson (James Constable, 74), Chris Zebroski, Sam Matthews. Subs: Ryan Cresswell, Frazer Shaw.

Referee: Richard Hulme.

Attendance: 2,154 (250 Hartlepool)

Andy Hessenthaler on hattrick hero Zebroski: “He was man-of-the-match by a country mile. He didn’t stop running all game. Where he gets his energy from, I don’t know, but it’s fantastic for us.

“Again, I’m disappointed with the goals we’ve given away, but we look such a threat going forward.

“The character of the squad is fantastic – not just th…

Maidstone 2-3 Eastleigh

Eastleigh continued their recent run of good form to come from 2-1 behind to win 3-2. Ayo Obileye scored twice for the Spitfires and Ryan Broom netted on his debut to make it seven games unbeaten for Andy Hessenthaler's side.

Here's what the Eastleigh manager had to say reflecting on the win: “I don’t think we played particularly well today, but you’ve got to give Maidstone credit, they’re a good footballing team.

“We gave them two goals first half.

"For the first one, the ball went out of play, but it doesn’t matter about that. Ayo’s held his hands up, you can’t give a ball back to Rosco (Flitney) like that and you can’t start games like that.

“Are we going to get a clean sheet this season? I’m not so sure.

“But if we keep winning games 3-2 and 4-3, I’ll take it all day long!

“We’re on a bit of a roll now and we’ll take full confidence to play Hartlepool at home on Saturday.

“If we keep doing that week in, week out until the end of the season, who knows?

“The lads are ta…

Torquay 1-2 Eastleigh

Eastleigh secured back-to-back wins with a 2-1 win at Torquay to make it six games unbeaten. Ross Flitney saved a penalty late in the game to help preserve victory after goals from Sam Matthews and Gavin Hoyte for the Spitfires.

Reaction from Andy Hessenthaler and Ross Flitney:






Eastleigh 4-2 Guiseley

Eastleigh made it 8 points from 12 under new manager Andy Hessenthaler. The Spitfires triumphed in a pulsating game at the Silverlake winning 4-2 against Guiseley.

The Spitfires goals came from Cav Miley, Chris Zebroski, Mark Yeates and Callum Howe.

Eastleigh: Ross Flitney, Gavin Hoyte, Sam Wood, Danny Hollands, Andrew Boyce (Ayo Obileye, 32), Callum Howe, Bradley Hudson-Odoi (James Constable, 70), Cav Miley, Chris Zebroski, Mark Yeates, Sam Matthews (Sam Togwell, 84). Subs (not used): Craig McAllister, Frazer Shaw.

Referee: Adam Penwell.

Attendance: 2,001.
Reaction from Ben Strevens and Chris Zebroski:




Eastleigh 2-2 Woking

Eastleigh came from 2-1 down to rescue a point against 10-man Woking thanks to a late Callum Howe equaliser.

Reaction from Spitfires boss Andy Hessenthaler: “If we can’t defend as a team, we’re not going to win football matches. It’s as simple as that.

“It’s down to me whether I change things, not just personnel but shape, but I’m a big believer that it’s not about shape. This is about players and taking responsibility and today I thought we didn’t take responsibility at certain times.

“Our decision-making, not just today but over the season as a whole, has let us down. We’ve got to cut that out and start doing things better.

“The energy levels were good again, we had a go, and the pitch was difficult. They (Woking) are a younger team than us, they’ve got energy and they changed it around a bit, so give them credit. But ultimately it’s down to us.

“For the amount of experience we’ve got in that dressing room, these things shouldn’t happen.

“We’ve put that bit of extra pressure on ours…