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Peter in BSS Team of the Year

EASTLEIGH midfielder Peter Adeniyi has made the Blue Square South team of the year for 2009/2010 as voted for by Conference South managers.

Although the Spitfires fell short of expectations, finishing 11th in the table, the long-limbed Adeniyi caught the eye in midfield along with Newport County's former Salisbury favourite Wayne Turk.

The managers' top XI:

Glyn Thompson (Newport County), Paul Bignot (Newport County), Oliver Schulz (Dover Athletic), Garry Warren (Newport County), Jim Rollo (Bath City), Danny Rose (Newport County), Peter Adeniyi (Eastleigh), Wayne Turk (Newport County), Harry Arter (Woking), George Purcell (Braintree Town), Craig Reid (Newport County).

Orient date for Eastleigh

EASTLEIGH have been drawn with Leyton Orient and Truro City in the group stages of next month's Joma South West Challenge Cup in Devon (July 19-25).
Ian Baird's men - tournament winners two seasons ago - will kick off the 2010 campaign against Zamaretto Southern Premier outfit Truro City at Holsworthy FC on Monday, July 19 (7.30pm).
The following evening (Tuesday, July 20, 8pm) they face Saints' League One rivals Leyton Orient at Elmore FC.
For the first time this year, Eastleigh's bitter Blue Square Bet South rivals Havant & Waterlooville will be taking part.
Shaun Gale's men have been drawn with Barnstaple and Sean O'Driscoll's Doncaster Rovers in the group stages.
The final will be staged at Bideford AFC on Sunday, July 25 (3pm).
For ticket details visit the tournament website at

Salisbury lose appeal against demotion

Full story:Here

Salisbury City have lost their appeal against a two division demotion and will start the new season in the Southern Premier League.
The Whites broke Football Conference rules because they were unable to pay back a creditor by a set deadline, having come out of administration. 
The decision means Forest Green Rovers will retain their place in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
Weston-super-Mare stay in the Blue Square South.

Under 18 Trials

Eastleigh are holding Under-18 trials at Bishopstoke Recreation Ground on Tuesday 8th June, (6pm for 6:30pm start).
For more details please contact one of the following.

Paul Wiltshire 07810 650077
Geoff Stevens 07887 988230
Sam Malone 07540 538112

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Baird to keep faith with Brown

Eastleigh manager Ian Baird has stated that he is keen on retaining the services of striker Jamie Brown.

Although Brown made just ten league and cup starts for Eastleigh in 2009/10, Baird intends to keep faith with the braveheart targetman who was dogged by ankle, knee and shoulder problems last term.

"As long as Jamie comes back in pre-season and proves his fitness he will be offered a new contract," boss Baird confirmed.

"I'm a big admirer of his."

Sam Butler and Ashley Nicholls however; both signed towards the end of last season, will not be staying with the club.

Winger Butler was offered a contract but wanted more money than the Spitfires were prepared to pay, while midfielder Nicholls was only ever viewed as an emergency signing and recently signed for fellow Blue Square Bet South side Maidenhead United. -

Pre-season friendlies

Monday 12th July 2010 - Eastleigh v Portsmouth XI 7:45pm kick off
Sunday 18th to Sunday 25th July 2010 -  Joma South West Challenge Cup
Tuesday 27th July 2010 - Bashley v Eastleigh 7:45pm kick off
Monday 2nd August 2010 - Eastleigh v Southampton 7:45pm kick off

Saturday 7th August 2010 - Eastleigh v Eastbourne Borough 3:00pm kick off
Links to previous reports on the annual friendly fixture between the Spitfires and the Saints:
04.07.2009 -
19.07.2008 -
14.07.2007 -
15.07.2006 -

Baird 'gambles' on Slabber deal

By Wendy Gee -
Eastleigh boss Ian Baird admits he has taken "a bit of a gamble" by signing striker Jamie Slabber from Blue Square Bet South rivals Woking.

Slabber, 25, and Bath City centre-back Chris Holland are the first two summer signings to be unveiled at the Silverlake Stadium.

But while Holland comes with rave reviews from his old club, having twice been named Bath's player of the season during five success-filled years at Twerton Park, ex-Tottenham youngster Slabber has it all to do to prove himself.

At 6ft 2in and with proven ability demonstrated by England under-18 and under-19 caps, Baird believes Slabber "fits the bill for Eastleigh."

But the Spitfires boss admits that, after years plagued by injury, this is a "make or break move" for the well-travelled former Grays, Stevenage and Havant & Waterlooville frontrunner, who made one Premier League appearance as a substitute for Spurs against Liverpool in March 2003, setting up a goal…