Showing posts from February, 2006

Sherwood Resigns

Roger Sherwood has stepped down as Chairman of the club.

Quote from EFC Official Site:

"Roger has had a glittering career at this Club, firstly as a player joining the Club in 1968 playing over 280 games, scoring 139 goals. He was appointed as Chairman to the Club on May 27th 1997 and has carried out a fantastic job in this role. He has been a major driving influence here at the Club, and as Chairman the Club has risen from the Wessex League to the heady heights of the Conference South. "

Clive Wilson will now take temporary charge as Chairman of the club until the end of the season.

Under 18's

Congratulations to the under 18's who beat Cardiff today 4-0 away from home with a team consisting mainly of Under 16's due to some of the under 18's playing for the reserve team.

Also this Thursday Evening, the under 18's will be playing in the Mid-Week Floodlit Cup Final at Gosport Borough's ground, Privett Park (7:30pm kick off).

Come and support the boys if you can.

Eastleigh Reserves lose to Tooting


Match Report by Richard Montigue

A young Eastleigh side (mainly under 18’s) lined up against a strong Tooting and Mitcham side in bad conditions with a strong wind and a heavy pitch.

Eastleigh were kicking into the wind and soon found themselves 1-0 down, when Tooting took the lead on five minutes.

Eastleigh battled hard in the conditions and on 10 minutes a good cross from Ryan Long was met by left-winger Dan Smith who forced a good save from the Tooting goalkeeper.

Eastleigh worked hard for the rest of the half keeping the opposition at bay but not really creating many chances themselves, although Zach Glasspool had a free kick just before half time.

HALF TIME: Eastleigh Reserves 0-1 Tooting & Mitcham

In the second half Eastleigh had the wind behind them, but had to make changes on 55 minutes when the injured Ben Ngwa was replaced. Max Sampays moved up front and then on 57 minutes Dan Smith had to come off with a hamst…

Glasspool Double Sinks Godalming



EASTLEIGH: Alan Walker-Harris, Craig Martin, Dan Brunnen, Sam Stannard, Scott Gilham, Dan Smith, Craig Cansdale, Toure Mamadouba, Adam Roberts, Zach Glasspool, Ben Ngwa
Substitutions: Sam James for Ben Ngwa and Ryan Woodford for Zach Glasspool

Eastleigh Reserves beat the bottom of the league side Godalming comfortably with a good 2-0 victory over their opponents.

Zach Glasspool scored both goals, one either side of half time, although their was much dispute about the second!

Early in the game winger Dan Smith put in a decent cross from the right which Glasspool chested down before poking a shot straight at the keeper.

Adam Roberts was a threat down the left wing with his pace and dribbling ability and it was Roberts who created another chance for the dangerous Glasspool shortly after.

Godalming had relatively few chances with Sam Stannard having a superb game at the back. He was winning headers and p…

Doswell Wins the Vote

Doswell Wins the Vote - 23 to 16!

At the club EGM on Monday night, manager Paul Doswell won the vote - congratulations Dos!

As expected, fans young and old are ecstatic about this good news.

Paul Doswell - Quote from Daily Echo (20/02/2006)

Asked if that meant dragging some of the club stalwarts into the 21st century, Doswell said “We just want to bring investment into the club which would then enable a grant to be triggered from the football foundation. The biggest shame about tonight’s vote is that I don’t think there will be particularly any winners. The problem for both sides is that we’re coming from different ends of the spectrum and both have got to stand by their principles. They (Doswell’s opposition) think they can continue more or less as a committee-run club”.

EFC 2-1 Maidenhead - Match Report

18th FEBRUARY 2006

After a somewhat dull first half, Eastleigh livened up in the second half and pulled off another good victory with two good goals coming from Neville Roach and Stuart Douglas. Maidenhead got a consolation late on, but Eastleigh thoroughly deserved the points.

The visitors started the game the brighter with a few good chances going their way. Firstly, a good one-two from the Maidenhead strikers forced Rob Marshall to step in and clear the danger.

Only two minutes later, Maidenhead were on the attack once more. Ryan Ashe had a free volley but he fired over from only twelve yards.

Eastleigh’s best chance of the half came in the tenth minute. Midfield playmaker, David Hughes threaded a great ball down the line for Andy Forbes. Forbes turned his man and left him for dead, creating a chance out of nothing, he struck the ball low and forced a good save from ex-Eastleigh keeper Scott Tarr.

Ryan Ashford had a half-chance, when he latche…

Sky Sports At the Sparshatts!

Sky Sports today interviewed manager Paul Doswell and goalkeeper Wayne Shaw. Look out on Sky Sports News tomorrow morning for the interviews.

Here are the pictures:

Eastleigh Res.0-0 Molesey Res.


Eastleigh had a young side out today against Molesey with new keeper Lee Cozens making his debut following his move down from Birmingham where he played for Kenilworth Town.

Ben Ngwa almost scored within the first minute, but chances for Eastleigh were few in the first half.

In fact Molesey had a lot of the play and good defending from Eastleigh kept them at bay.

Following a shout for a penalty, the Molesey player coach was sent to the stand.

Then just before half time the Eastleigh keeper was beaten however centre back, Dan Brunnen did well to clear the ball off the line to keep the scores level at the break.

Half time: 0-0

Molesey came out strong in the second half and had a shot hit the post and two more efforts saved by the impressive Cozens.

Under 16 player Mitchell Fear came on for his debut replacing winger Andy Dickens, but he slotted into right back with Dan Smith moving to wide right.

Later in the half Ya Yo Diallo replaced left back Jordan Hamilton with Eastleigh…

Eastleigh 4-1 Fleet Town - Russell Cotes Cup


Eastleigh hit Fleet for four with good performances coming from Ryan Ashford who was captain for the day in Danny Smith’s absence and Neville Roach who on his return from his spell at football league side Oxford scored two good goals.

In the second minute of the game, Eastleigh won an early corner. From it, make shift centre back Andy Forbes rose highest but headed wide.

The visitors took the lead only nine minutes in. Stuart Douglas lost possession of the ball and Fleet went from defence to attack in a matter of seconds in a quick break away. Damian Panter raced onto a through ball and poked past Alan Walker-Harris to give the Ryman League side an unlikely lead.

Three minutes later, Nick Stavroulakis won a free kick on the edge of the area. Ryan Ashford stepped up and fired in another trademark strike with a shot that had a mixture of good power, accuracy and swerve. 1-1.

A Craig Martin cross from the right found Doug…

Eastleigh U18's 3-1 Aldershot U18's

Report by Jozef Montigue - 6/2/06

In the tenth minute, Eastleigh forward Sam James crossed the ball low into the centre. The ball found MAX SAMPAYS on his own which he then blasted into the bottom corner. 1-0.

Into the 22nd minute of the game, Eastleigh keeper Matt Brown made a good save at the feet of Aldershot's Danny Milton.

Aldershot equalised through MILTON three minutes later and this goal found Eastleigh under sustained pressure. 1-1.

Eastleigh regained their lead in the 30th minute. Taz Roberts took the ball around three players to set up BEN NGWA who rounded the Aldershot keeper to put the ball in the net.
HALF TIME - EFC 2-1 Aldershot
58th minute - Eastleigh defender cleared the ball forward to Sam James who headed the ball on to Ngwa. Ngwa was brought down in the box from a bad tackle and Eastleigh were awarded a penalty. The young Aldershot defender was sent off for the challenge.

Ryan Long stepped up to take the penalty. He shot to the keeper's left but after the k…

Neville Roach Returns


Neville Roach has returned to the Sparshatts Stadium after leaving his loan deal early from Oxford United.

Neville made eight appearances for the league two side in his two months at the club.

The striker will no doubt be looking to add to his tally of seven goals for the season that he scored for Eastleigh before his temporary move to Oxford.

Welcome back Nev!

Under 18's Game, Russell Cotes Cup Match

Tonight (6th Feb) the Under 18's are playing at the Sparshatts Stadium against Aldershot Town. Come back tomorrow for a brief match report.

Also, this Wednesday night (8th February) the first team/reserves are playing in the Russell Coates cup against Fleet Town.

Come and support the team!

Dennis Leaves

Mark Dennis has left the club. After spending three seasons as Paul's assistant, the lively character decided it was time to move on.

Thomas Signs For Yeovil

Bradley Thomas, ex-Eastleigh central defender has been snapped up by Coca Cola League One side Yeovil.

The young 23 old defender put in a number of whole hearted appearances in an Eastleigh shirt following his move from Weymouth back in 2005. He is a fully commited defender that will always play to win.

We would like to wish Bradley all the best at his new club.