Eastleigh beat Reading 2-1 in their first pre-season friendly ahead of the 2018/19 season at the Silverlake Stadium. Paul McCallum and Ben Williamson were on target for the Spitfires. Eastleigh 2-1 Reading
Eastleigh have secured a double signing in the form of 24-year-olds Alex Wynter from Maidstone United and Joe Jones from Woking.
Spitfires manager Andy Hessenthaler commented: “My remit over the summer was to bring the average age of the squad down and that is exactly what I have managed to achieve.
"The players we are signing, all have bright futures and hopefully that lies with Eastleigh Football Club.
“The Chairman and the other directors have been excellent this week in allowing me to make further signings.
"I am fully aware of how tight the budget is to bring in any further signings and they have allowed me to do so, I am really pleased to get these over the line.”
Alex Wynter said: “I am really pleased to be on board.
"After speaking to the gaffer and hearing his plans for the club, I couldn’t say no.
"This is an exciting challenge and something I want to be part of. I can’t wait to get going!”
Joe Jones said: “Being able to focus purely on my football and…
23-year-old defender Josh Hare has signed a one-year deal with Eastleigh to become Andy Hessenthaler’s second signing of the summer.
Hare was most recently at Maidstone United in the National League and has also played for Leatherhead, Eastbourne Borough, and Gillingham.
Upon signing for the Spitfires, Josh said: “I am really pleased to join Eastleigh. A major factor for me was the chance to join a full-time club.
"Being able to concentrate on my football every day was a no-brainer.
“I am an ambitious player and the club are equally as ambitious.
"We all want to be successful here and hopefully we can achieve our targets.
“I am a hard worker firstly and more than happy to get up and down the wing. I like to be positive and get forward as much as I can.”
Eastleigh boss Andy Hessenthaler said: “I am delighted to secure the services of Josh.
"He is young, versatile and attacking. He is exactly the type of player we want to bring to the club.