Eastleigh 2-2 Chester

Eastleigh had to make do with a point after surrendering a two-goal cushion at home against Chester.

The Spitfires scored early goals in each half through Ben Williamson and Gary McSheffrey, but visitors Chester fought back to draw level and earn a share of the points.

Richard Hill: "It feels like a defeat.

“It’s still a point on the board, but it should have been three.

“We went 2-0 up and then just sat a bit too deep. We didn’t get hold of the football and pass it to each other and you end up aimlessly kicking it up the pitch.

"That forces you into changes, getting bodies behind the ball, and you tend to invite a bit of pressure.

“I just felt we needed a spell where we got hold of the football, but we didn’t. We got forced deeper and deeper.”

Mark Yeates: “Speaking for all the boys, we’re gutted.

“For 60 minutes we moved the ball well and I thought it was as good as we’ve played at home all season.

“But how many times have we got ourselves in front and haven’t got maximum points?

“We’ve got to go to Dover now and get something. We’ve put ourselves under a bit of pressure again.

“It’s still early days, but it’s just the amount of times this has happened to us. It hurts.

“But we’ve got to come in on Monday bright and bubbly and be positive going forwards.”
Eastleigh: Ross Flitney, Gavin Hoyte, Callum Howe, Danny Hollands, Andrew Boyce, Ayo Obileye (Ben Strevens, 72), Gary McSheffrey (Sam Matthews, 79), Cavaghn Miley, James Constable, Ben Williamson (Craig McAllister, 76), Mark Yeates. Subs (not used) Chris Zebroski, Ollie Dennett.

Referee: Savvas Yianni.

Attendance: 1,868 (138 Chester)

Match tweets and reaction from Richard Hill below:

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