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Eastleigh 1-0 Sutton | Williamson scores on home debut

Ben Williamson scored on his home debut to help Eastleigh to a 1-0 victory over Sutton United.

Spitfires boss Richard Hill said: “The first half wasn’t good enough and I let them know that at half-time.

“We rode our luck at the start of the second half but what I liked was the lads’ commitment, attitude and endeavour.

“After we went 1-0 up they found an over-my-dead-body attitude which is important in this league.

“But on another night we could have been beaten comfortably, which is typical of this league.

“It’s a great atmosphere here for the night games when the fans come out and support the team. But sometimes you have to give the supporters something to shout about and we didn’t do that in the first half.

“We showed far more energy and urgency in the second half and our supporters got right behind us in the last 30 minutes.”

EASTLEIGH: Stack, Hoyte, Green, Togwell, Johnson, Wood (Constable 81), McCallum (Zebroski 70), Yeates, Hollands, Boyce, Williamson (McAllister 70).
Subs not used: Stearn, Matthews.



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We are pleased to confirm that we hope to complete the loan signing today of goalkeeper Jack Dovey from Southampton FC.

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D.O.B: 23/10/1992

Consistent performer and regular feature of the Under 18s side having appeared as number one for two seasons at that level.

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