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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 




Pre-season friendly: Eastleigh 2 Sheffield United 3

Eastleigh 2 Sheffield United 3 SHEFFIELD United's incredible six-month unbeaten run remains intact. But Eastleigh ran the promoted League One champions admirably close on a night of slick football at the Silverlake, which ended 3-2 in the Blades' favour.

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Referee: Carl Brook.

Attendance: 1,906 (330 Tranmere)


The final whistle blows as Eastleigh pick up their second win of the season at the Silverlake Stadium with a 2-0 win over Tranmere — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) August 19, 2017
@EastleighFC@Eastleigh_TSSC@TheNationalLge Pictures from today's game. Eastleigh (2) v Tranmere Rovers (0) https://t.co/IDkiwNmIop— Tony Smith (@tonys_pics) August 19, 2017
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The Spitfires went a goal behind on the stroke of half time against the run of play as Inih Effiong fired past Ross Flitney.

Ben Williamson hit the post and Chris Zebroski had a good chance to score when one-on-one. Defender Callum Howe also came close on his debut with a header that went just over.

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Eastleigh finished the game with ten men as Hoyte pulled up with an injury with all three substitutions having already been made.



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Lincoln City defender joins Eastleigh on loan

23-year-old centre-back Callum Howe has joined Eastleigh on loan until January from Lincoln City.

Spitfires boss Richard Hill said: “I’ve known Callum and been a big admirer of his for quite a while.

“He and Boycey played together at Scunthorpe – in fact they’re best mates.”

Howe started his playing career at Scunthorpe United. Since then he has gone on to play for Southport, Bradford Park and Alfreton amongst others.

Callum goes into the squad for the fixture tonight against Woking and has been handed the number 27 shirt.


Eastleigh Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of centre-back Callum Howe #Spitfirespic.twitter.com/hQ7ApLRqXz — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) August 15, 2017
Pleased to have joined @EastleighFC on loan until January ⚽️.. thanks for all of the messages, much appreciated! — Callum Howe (@calhowe) August 15, 2017

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