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Macclesfield 1-2 Eastleigh

Two goals from Mark Yeates helped Eastleigh to an excellent away win at Macclesfield.

Match tweets and reaction from Spitfires assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler below:


Eastleigh 1-2 Solihull Moors

Eastleigh crashed to a 2-1 home defeat against bottom club Solihull Moors. It was the Spitfires fourth defeat in five games.

Eastleigh: Flitney, Obileye, Cresswell, Howe, Green; Constable, Hollands, Miley (Zebroski 83), McSheffrey (Yeates 61); McCallum (McAllister 70), Williamson.
Subs not used: Boyce, Miley.

Solihull Moors: Townsend, K Green, Bowen, Carter (c), Murombedzi, Hylton (Camwell 74), Afolayan, P Green, Daly, Asante (Brodie 70), Richards (Kettle 83).
Subs not used: Bannister, Sammons.

Richard Hill's post-match reaction and match tweets below:


.@EastleighFC slipped to 17th as Solihull claimed their third win of the season

Boss Richard Hill say's it wasn't good enough ⬇️ #Spitfirespic.twitter.com/zWV9SS9suf — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) October 24, 2017

Eastleigh 3-2 Gateshead

A winning goal from Ben Strevens deep into second half stoppage time saw the Spitfires claim all three points with a 3-2 win over Gateshead at the Silverlake Stadium.

Richard Hill's side had been 2-0 up thanks to a fourth-minute goal from Ben Williamson and a second half strike from James Constable.
Gateshead fought back to draw level with goals from Jordan Preston and Theo Vassell late in the game, but Strevens was in the right place at the right time to profit from good play by Mark Yeates to seal victory for Eastleigh.
Eastleigh: Ross Flitney, Ayo Obileye, Michael Green, Danny Hollands, Ryan Cresswell, Callum Howe, Gary McSheffrey (Mark Yeates, 73), Sam Wood, Paul McCallum (Craig McAllister, 66), Ben Williamson (Ben Strevens, 83), James Constable. Subs: (not used) Chris Zebroski, Cavaghn Miley.

Referee: Richard Hulme.

Attendance: 1,597.







FA Cup: Eastleigh 1-2 Hereford

Eastleigh crashed out of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 at home to Hereford, who are two divisions lower.

The Spitfires finished the game with nine men as both Andrew Boyce and Gavin Hoyte were shown red cards.
Match tweets and reaction below:

Eastleigh: Ross Flitney, Gavin Hoyte, Michael Green, Sam Togwell (James Constable, 46), Sam Wood, Mark Yeates, Ben Strevens, Craig McAllister (Paul McCallum, 74), Andrew Boyce, Ben Williamson (Gary McSheffrey 74), Callum Howe. Subs (not used): Ryan Cresswell, Chris Zebroski, Ayo Obileye, Cavaghn Miley.

Referee: Carl Brook.

Attendance: 1,345.
Richard Hill isn't happy with @EastleighFC's exit from the #FACup... 👀

Full interview in #NonLeague Podcast ➡️ https://t.co/q0XpfegZalpic.twitter.com/1sOetjz1Cy — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) October 14, 2017

Wrexham 2-1 Eastleigh

Wrexham scored two second half goals to wipe out Ben Williamson's first half strike for the Spitfires.

Eastleigh: Ross Flitney, Gavin Hoyte, Sam Wood, Danny Hollands, Andrew Boyce, Callum Howe, Ben Strevens (Ross Stearn, 80), Craig McAllister (Cavaghn Miley, 65), Ben Williamson, Gary McSheffrey (Chris Zebroski, 71) , Mark Yeates. Subs (not used): James Constable, Ayo Obileye.

Attendance 3,907 (46 from Eastleigh).

Reaction from Richard Hill and match tweets below:
REACTION: @EastleighFC boss Richard Hill with @Ian_Wilding1 after 2-1 defeat at Wrexhamhttps://t.co/8vrzYj5Iy9 — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) October 7, 2017

Boreham Wood 1-0 Eastleigh

A 77th minute goal from Bruno Andrade saw Eastleigh lose 1-0 away at Boreham Wood.

Match tweets and reaction from Richard Hill and Danny Hollands below:



Chester game postponed

Statement from Eastleigh following postponement of home fixture against Chester:
"Following a pitch inspection from match officials, our game against Chester has been postponed.

"It is with regret this decision has been made so close to kick-off. However, every care had been taken in advance of the game to prevent this from happening.

"A match official was called in on Friday afternoon to view the pitch and, following this inspection, it was deemed safe to play. This information was relayed to today’s referee Mr Savvas Yianni on Friday afternoon.

"Upon arriving at the ground today, the match officials have taken the view that player safety was at risk and decided to postpone the game.

"Ground staff had covered the small affected area overnight to protect the surface from any rainfall which was forecast.

"However, the problem with this area of the pitch is not a surface water issue but a sub-soil drainage problem. Additional drainage has been installed in the a…