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Reserves under new management

Managing Director, Dave Malone today announced on behalf of Eastleigh Football Club, that their will be a new look line-up on the touchlines for the reserves in the coming 2007/2008 season.

The statement read as follows:

"The Club are delighted to announce that we have appointed a new Management team to run our Reserve side for the coming season.

Brian Le Boutillier and Adie Burford have accepted this new role, and will commence their duties with immediate effect."

Malone continued. "Both Brian and Adie have vast experience in Non League Football. Last season Adie was Manager at Southern League Andover, and Brian finished the season as Manager at Christchurch in the Wessex League. The two of them have previously worked together, when Brian was Manager at Andover - and are pleased to be re-united at Eastleigh Football Club."

After stating the intentions, the press release was concluded. "Whilst welcoming Brian and Adie, we would also like to record our thanks t…

2007/2008 Pre-season friendlies confirmed

Eastleigh v Southampton - 14th July 2007



Wednesday 11th July v Christchurch (A)

Wednesday 18th July v Portsmouth (H)



Saturday 21st July v Thatcham Town (A)

Tuesday 24th July v Oxford United (H)

Saturday 28th July v Gosport Borough (A)

Tuesday 31st July v AFC Totton (H - provisional)


Saturday 4th August - Weymouth (H)

Eastleigh Res. 2-2 Hayes

TEAM: Luke Douglas, Liam Winzar, Tom Roberts, Scott Gilham (c), Ross Walliss, TJ McClory-Cuthbertson, Joe Prince-Wright, Phil Cousins, Liam Crook, Ben Bosley, Obi Nene

SUBS: Aaron Martin (on for Walliss 59), Tom Riddell (on for Nene 69), Nathan Lynch (on for Bosley 80)

Match Report by Jamie Montigue

In this final game of a very successful season, Ian and Wayne's youngsters took on second placed Hayes.

Having gone in at half time a goal down due to Adam Cornell's ninth minute penalty, the Spitfires fought back with a blistering start to the second forty-five.

Phil Cousins netted a thunderous volley into the top left hand corner, a special strike for the equaliser on his return to Winchester City where he spent a couple of months on loan.

Recently released, Bournemouth youngster Liam Crook, completed the turnaround in fortunes with an equally impressive left foot volley just moments later.

The visitors failed to convert a second penalty, as Eastleigh's Tom Roberts for the se…

Final Reserve game to be held at Winchester

The final game of the season for Ian Knight and Wayne Mew's young reserve side, versus Hayes reserves, has now been scheduled for Wednesday 9th May.

Due to the extensive pitch improvements that are currently undergoing at the Silverlake Stadium, the venue will be Winchester City FC.

7:45pm kick off - Come along and cheer the lads on, in this top of the table clash as a very successul season for the reserves comes to an end.

Also in today's news...!

The updates are flooding in, with plenty of off pitch news released by the club's official website.

Pitch Update -

The pitch at the Silverlake Stadium has undergone treatment and drastic improvements, some of which include:

Drainage system repaired
Top 20mm of pitch removed
Goalmouths levelled
New surface relaid

2007/2008 Ticket Prices

All details can be found here:

http://www.eastleigh-fc.co.uk/ticketprices.htm

Player Injury Updates


Steve Watts - recovering well from his knee operation

Karim El-Salahi - is the next to recieve treatment for his groin injury

Justin Bennett - In contention for the pre-season friendlies after his season long injury, terrific news.

Eastleigh Football Academy

Wayne Mew details the launch of the all new, Eastleigh Football Club Soccer Academy.

Eastleigh Football Club in association with Eastleigh College, are delighted to announce the start of their Soccer Academy.

It will be run along the same lines as a professional academy, where the players will train three times a week at Eastleigh Football Club whilst studying and continuing their education at Eastleigh College.

In addition to the training the lads will compete in the Conference Youth League which will shortly receive the official stamp of approval from the FA and become the third tier of academies after the Premeirship and football league.

Eastleigh will compete against teams such as Exeter, Weymouth, Basingstoke and Aldershot and play their games on a Wednesday at the Silverlake Stadium.

Wayne Mew

Academy Contacts

Eastleigh FC: 02380 613361

Wayne Mew - 07770720476
Kevin Dixon - 07855255791


Alternatively email: socceracademy@eastleigh-fc.co.uk

Four Released

Eastleigh Football Club today announced on the club's official website - www.eastleigh-fc.co.uk, that four players have been released from their contracts.

Southampton legend throughout the Dell Years, Francis Benali who played the most part of this season as the first choice left back, Liam Green who joined the Spitfires for a second spell from Winchester City, former Havant & Waterlooville centre forward Carl Wilson-Denis and finally the experienced and versatile Steve West.

Managing Director Dave Malone, wished the quartet every success for the future.

"Each and every one of the above players have been a pleasure to work with, and they all played an important part in ensuring our survival in the Conference South. We would thank them all for their efforts and wish them every future success."

Forbes Finishes With Flourish

David Hughes pays tribute to Andy Forbes in this report by Simon Carter. Click here for the article from Monday's Daily Echo.
"You do wonder how many he would have scored had he been playing for a team at the top end creating more chances."
With the season finishing on a high at Yeading at the weekend, Andy Forbes netting his 20th and 21st goals of the season, the former Winchester City marksmen deservedly picked up recognition with the players player of the season award at the clubs Presentation Evening.
The winners were as follows:
Jamie Pullen - Spitfires Supporters Club Player of the Year

Jamie Pullen - Managers Player of the Year
Andy Forbes - Players Player of the Year
Rob Marshall - Parker Trophy
Scott Gilham - Reserves Player of the Year
Grant Porter - Under 18's Player of the Year
Paul Doswell - Special Achievement Award
David Hughes - Special Service Award

Mew pleased with youngsters

With two games remaining Eastleigh sit in a very respectable 5th place in the Suburban Premier League.

The Spitfires second string assistant manager, Wayne Mew, recently commented in the club's matchday programme to sum up the sides rise up the table.

"This is a fantastic achievement for the club as for the majority of the second half season we have played games mainly with 17 and 18 year olds."

Mew went on to say "...they have done brilliantly and a few of them look to have a very bright future in the game."

The latest results, following the 4-1 demolition of Beaconsfield a fortnight ago, saw Eastleigh travel to Corinthian Casuals and pick up a 2-0 win with both Obi Nene and Ben Bosley on the scoresheet.

More recently (Saturday 28th April), the reserves lost out by a narrow margin against Sutton United away from home, finding themselves on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline. Brett Williams netting Eastleigh's goal.

Two games remain and they are as follows:

2006/2007 - Results, Scorers

2006/2007



DATE

OPPONENTS

H/A

COMPETITION

RESULT

SCORERS

Sat 12th Aug

Bedford Town

A

Conference South

1-1

Darren Wheeler

Tue 15th Aug

Hayes

H

Conference South

2-1

Matt Bound, Steve Forbes

Sat 19th Aug

Welling United

H

Conference South

1-3

Steve Forbes

Tue 22nd Aug

Dorchester Town

A

Conference South

0-1

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Sat 26th Aug

Fisher Athletic

A

Conference South

1-3

Darren Wheeler

Mon 28th Aug

Havant & Waterlooville

H

Conference South

0-1

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Sat 2nd Sep

Braintree Town

A

Conference South

1-1

Jefferson Louis

Sat 9th Sep

Sutton United

H

Conference South

1-0

Brian Dutton

Tue 12th Sep

Salisbury City

A

Conference South

0-1

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Sat 16th Sep

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