Maidstone 2-1 Eastleigh

Following on from Eastleigh's 3-0 home loss to Chester at the weekend, it was back-to-back defeats for the Spitfires as they were defeated 2-1 away at Maidstone on Tuesday evening.

Ronnie Moore's side found themselves 1-0 down with just five minutes played as Dan Sweeney opened the scoring from close-range.

A Mikael Mandron penalty early in the second half levelled things up at 1-1 for the Spitfires, before former Eastleigh forward Yemi Odubade won a penalty for the hosts. Bobby Joe-Taylor scored from the spot to restore Maidstone's lead.

Next up for Eastleigh is the FA Cup 2nd round tie at Halifax.

Eastleigh: Brown, Partington, N’Gala, Essam, Green, Stearn (Santos 75), Taylor, Drury, Coulson, Mandron (Constable 84), Cureton (Wilson 67). Subs not used: Pipe, Reason.

Attendance: 1,714


Maidstone 2-1 Eastleigh: Ronnie fumes after Spitfires lose again

Eastleigh prepared for their big FA Cup tie against Halifax with a second defeat in four days. Manager Ronnie Moore fumed after his side conceded two poor goals either side of a Mikael Mandron penalty. He said: "One or two think they're better than they are and that's got to change.


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