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Eastleigh 2-3 Sheffield United

Eastleigh gave Sheffield United a good game at the Silverlake Stadium where the League One champions ran out 3-2 winners.

Goals from Enda Stevens and Danny Lafferty saw the visitors 2-0 up early on before James Constable pulled one back for the Spitfires.

After a host of second half changes, Matt Done made it 3-1 to The Blades shortly after the break.

Ben Strevens combined with Craig McAllister to score Eastleigh's second goal of the night late in the game. The 37-year-old player-coach made an immediate impact off the bench taking just two minutes to score after coming on as a substitute.

Eastleigh: Graham Stack, Gavin Hoyte, Michael Green, Sam Togwell, Reda Johnson, Andrew Boyce, James Constable, Paul McCallum, Mark Yeates, Ross Stearn, Danny Hollands. Subs (all used): Sam Wood, Jason Taylor, David Ijaha, Ayo Obileye, Craig McAllister, Harvey Read, Ben Strevens,

Attendance: 1,109.

Picture by Paul Paxford - @PitchSidePhoto  - Full Gallery of pictures here
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Eastleigh sign Harvey Read

Eastleigh have signed 18-year-old centre back Harvey Read.

The former Southampton and Stoke defender joins the Spitfires after impressing on trial over pre-season.

Richard Hill said: “Harvey has been with us for a few weeks and I like the look of what I see. I’m delighted to sign someone of his talent especially with a number of league clubs looking to acquire his services.

"He's a good signing based on his age and what he could be. Hopefully we can mould him into the player we'd like him to become."


pic.twitter.com/KoPyHDMcye — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 26, 2017
Ex-Saint is Eastleigh's youngest summer signing - Read all about it! FORMER Saints and Stoke City defender Harvey Read has become Eastleigh 's youngest summer signing. The 18-year-old centre-back has been on trial with the Spitfires over the course of pre-season and impressed manager Richard Hill. The Eastleigh boss said: "Harvey has been with us for a few weeks and I like the look of what …

Eastleigh 3-0 Bournemouth U21's

Eastleigh ran out 3-0 winners over a young AFC Bournemouth side.

The Spitfires have produced five wins and five clean sheets during pre-season.

Ayo Obileye, Paul McCallum and Chris Zebroski were all on the scoresheet for Richard Hill's side.


GOAL! Ayo Obileye pounces with a great finish into the roof of the net. 1-0 #spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 25, 2017
@JohnsonReda congratulates @AyoObileye after he opens the scoring (1-0) pic.twitter.com/7zinsxrA9A — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 25, 2017
GOAL! McCallum with a bullet header from close range! 2-0 #spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 25, 2017
@PaulMcCallum45 celebrates after doubling the lead! pic.twitter.com/fMl9ziJbZ7 — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 25, 2017
GOAL! Zebroski fires from close range! 3-0 #spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 25, 2017
pic.twitter.com/qskRwfjDkg — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 25, 2017

Alton 0-9 Eastleigh - McCallum hits four in friendly

Eastleigh got some valuable match practice against Alton in their latest pre-season friendly.
The Spitfires eased to a 9-0 victory with summer-signing Paul McCallum scoring four.
It was a useful exercise for the Spitfires to play on a 3G surface as Richard Hill's side will face Bromley on a synthetic pitch on the opening day of the National League season.
Alton play in the Sydenhams Wessex One, five leagues lower than Eastleigh.
McCallum opened the scoring in the 19th minute, and then struck three more times in just ten minutes leading up to half time.
After the break Craig McAllister, Ross Stearn, Ayo Obileye, James Constable and Michael Green all added their names to the scoresheet in a convincing victory.

The Spitfires will take on an AFC Bournemouth XI at the Silverlake Stadium on Tuesday (7pm).

Bournemouth friendly arranged

Eastleigh will take on an AFC Bournemouth XI at the Silverlake Stadium on Tuesday (July 25), kicking off at 7pm.

A Spitfires statement said: “With what has been a fairly disruptive pre-season schedule, the club would like to thank Bournemouth for stepping in at late notice.

“Richard and his team feel an additional game against League opposition will be beneficial to all.”

Admission for the Bournemouth match is £5 adults, £3 concessions and free for under-7s.


Eastleigh slot in extra friendly against AFC Bournemouth EASTLEIGH have slotted an additional fixture into their pre-season programme. Richard Hill's Spitfires will take on an AFC Bournemouth XI at the Silverlake Stadium this coming Tuesday (July 25), kicking off at 7pm. It will be Eastleigh 's first opportunity to play on their newly-laid pitch after the scheduled friendlies against AFC Wimbledon and Portsmouth were cancelled.

Boyce signs for Eastleigh

Eastleigh have announced the signing of former Grimsby Town defender Andrew Boyce.
The 27-year-old made 20 appearances in all competitions for the League Two club last season.
The central defender who can also play at right-back, started his football career as a trainee at Doncaster Rovers. In 2009 Boyce signed for Kings Lynn before working his back up the football pyramid. 
He has also played for Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United and Notts County.

Andrew Boyce: Grimsby Town defender joins National League club Eastleigh Eastleigh have announced the signing of former Grimsby Town defender Andrew Boyce on a free transfer. The 27-year-old made 20 appearances in all competitions for the League Two club last season. Boyce, who can play at centre-back and right-back, has also played for Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United.

Portsmouth and Newport friendlies cancelled

Two more home friendlies have been cancelled following the disappointment of Saturday's game against AFC Wimbledon not going ahead.

League Two champions Portsmouth were due to play the Spitfires this Saturday - but that has now fallen through as has the friendly against Newport County which was scheduled for 22nd July.

Eastleigh's chief executive Mark Jewell said: “Having had a last-minute fixture cancellation on Saturday, the last thing the club wants is a repeat performance this weekend.

"The result of calling a game off last-minute for a regular fixture is bad enough, so we feel that with the added burden of a huge police bill for this fixture and the fact that the weather is so uncertain at this point, due to the extreme heat and the threat of very heavy rainfall, the exposure to the club is just too high.

“This is extremely disappointing for all concerned as, deep down, I feel the pitch will be in excellent condition on Saturday.

“However, it is crucial that both clu…

Fixtures 2017/2018

Eastleigh will begin the 2017/18 season away at Bromley on the 5th August.

Richard Hill's Spitfires will face their first home match of the season against Sutton United.


First 4 fixtures -

5/8 @bromleyfc (A)
8/8 @suttonunited (H)
12/8 @Dag_RedFC (H)
15/8 @wokingfc (A)#Spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 5, 2017
Last 4 fixtures -

7/4 @Wrexham_AFC (H)
14/4 @GatesheadFC (A)
21/4 @thesilkmen (H)
28 @SolihullMoors (A)#Spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 5, 2017
🎄Christmas period -

23/12 @Dag_RedFC (A)
26/12 @TUFC1899 (H)
30/12 @wokingfc (H)
1/1 @TUFC1899 (A)#Spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 5, 2017
Eastleigh's National League fixtures unveiled for 2017/18 EASTLEIGH will kick off the new National League season away from home.