Showing posts from June, 2009

Eastleigh snap up goal-getter Gillespie

By Wendy Gee - EASTLEIGH last night completed the signing of Bashley ‘legend’ Richard Gillespie. Although just 24-years-old, the player nicknamed ‘Mr Goals’ will go down in history as one of the Foresters’ all-time greats having banged in 173 goals in 308 appearances for the Southern League club. He has finished as top Bash marksman for the last five seasons and, with statistics like those, Eastleigh’s director of football David Malone is convinced he has the potential to follow in the footsteps of former Winchester City hotshot Andy Forbes. Forbes has netted 131 times in 234 Spitfires appearances since stepping up from the Wessex League in 2004. Despite injury restricting Forbes to just nine league starts last term, Eastleigh made it through to the Blue Square South play-offs and enjoyed the most successful season in their history. So the mind boggles at the damage they could do with a fit-again Forbes and Winchester-based goal machine Gillespie on board. Eastleigh's top scorer l

Carew opts for Bromley switch

Ashley Carew has moved to fellow Blue Square South side Bromley, despite initially agreeing to the offer of a new contract at Eastleigh. The winger, who played 21 games and scored three goals in his brief stint at the Silverlake Stadium following an initial loan spell from Football League side Barnet, will be remembered most for his goal away to Newport which was regarded by many as goal of the season. A club statement read as follows confirming the departure: "Ashley Carew was offered terms for the coming season, which initially he accepted. However, following interest from Bromley, the player then made a request for us to review our offer - which both the Manager and the Board considered to be inappropriate. Thus Ashley Carew has decided to join Bromley. We wish him well. "Needless to say, we will now consider the signing of a suitable replacement." Following on from the above message, a further update from Dave Malone broke the news that former AFC Bournemouth youn

Ollie is back!

A statement on the club messageboard this afternoon confirmed that Eastleigh have completed the signing of Ian Oliver, who becomes the second ex-Eastleigh player to re-join the club following suit with Ian Baird's first summer signing ahead of the 2009/10 campaign - Danny Smith. The message read as follows: "We are delighted to confirm that Ian Oliver has today re-signed for Eastleigh Football Club, having spent the last season and a half at Farnborough. "Ian, who previously played at Swindon Town, was very keen to return to the Silverlake Stadium - and we look forward to him being a very important member of our 1st team squad in the season ahead. "Welcome back Ollie!"

Brett stars on tour


Pre-Season Friendlies

In addition to the Southampton friendly scheduled for Saturday July 4th, Eastleigh will now also play hosts to Premiership side and Saints' South coast rivals Portsmouth as the Spitfires continue their pre-season campaign in preparation for the 2009/10 Blue Square South kick off. The complete schedule is as follows: Home v Southampton - Saturday 4th July, Kick Off 3.00pm Away v Vospers FC - Friday 10th July, Kick Off 7.45pm Away v AFC Totton - Tuesday 21st July, Kick Off 7.30pm Home v Portsmouth FC XI - Monday 27th July, Kick Off 7.45pm Home v Salisbury City FC - Saturday 1st August, Kick Off 3.00pm

Hong Kong Soccer 7's - Results and Eastleigh reports

Eastleigh FC - Hong Kong reports by Ray Murphy Main Tournament : Group D : Squads : Eastleigh : Freddie Toomer, Jamie Powell, Adam Gatcum, Tom Nicholas, Adam Wiltshire, Michael Green, Joe Maxwell, Chris Mason, Joe Crook, Brett Williams Manager - Paul Wiltshire Glasgow Celtic : Daniel Lafferty, Mark Millar, Ryan Conroy, Niall McGinn, Krisjanis Vallers, Paul McGowan, Gillian Sheridan, Andrew Kennedy, Mark Misum, Anton Kurakins - Manager Danny McGrain/Willie McStay Kitchee : Sang Tao, Li Hang Wui, Leung Chi Wing, Naimi, Lam Ka Wai, Lo Kwan Yee, Oliver, Chang Lain Hin Mica, Ngan Lok Fung, Yu Kwok Hoi - Manager Ken Ng Yau Yee Select : Justin Chang, Michael Morton, Peter Robinson, Marco Klaus, Joe Hui, Anthony James, Christopher Pickles, James Davis, Chris Davis, Blay Brown - Manager Simon Lam and John Southgate Matches : Glasgow Celtic 2 Yau Yee Select 0 Eastleigh 0 Kitchee 0 Glasgow Celtic 2 Kitchee 0 Eastleigh 2 (Green, Williams) Yau Yee Select 0 Kitchee 2 Yau Y

Errea South West Cup 2009 - Fixture Schedule

Image EASTLEIGH - Errea South West Challenge Cup Winners 2008

Saints pre-season friendly confirmed

Image,,10280~1687191,00.html Ahead of the home game against Ajax on Saturday 18th July, Saints will take on Eastleigh, AFC Totton, AFC Bournemouth and Cheltenham Town inside the first two weeks of July. • Eastleigh (A) Saturday 4th July 2009 at 3pm The opening match sees Saints make the short trip over to the Silverlake Stadium, where Eastleigh narrowly missed out on promotion to the Blue Square Premier last season after losing unexpectedly in the play-off second leg. Managed by former Saint Ian Baird, the Spitfires are a regular opponent in the pre-season schedule and this season's encounter will take place on Saturday 4th July with a 3pm kick off.

Hong Kong Soccer 7's 2009

EASTLEIGH: (Back row) Paul Wiltshire, Sam Malone, Tom Nicholas, Joe Maxwell, Adam Gatcumb, Joe Crook. (Front row) Brett Williams, James Powell, Fred Toomer, Adam Wiltshire. EDOF reports: "We took a group of 17 to an International tournament, nearly all of the players under the age of 20, and we competed against some of the best Acadamies in the UK. Although we were beaten by Aston Villa, West Ham and Celtic I can assure you the gap was very small - and in fact Celtic (who won the tournament) said that their hardest game was against EFC! Paul Wiltshire and Sam Malone were the coaches, and they had the lads well drilled and disciplined. Our fitness levels were every bit as good as the pro.Clubs. Thank you to those two, and to Ray Murphy who looked after all the admin. This year we allowed the lads some slack, and relied on them to act as adults. They did exactly that, and proved that they are now mature enough to be treated in such a manner. The organisers were most impressed by