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Eastleigh 0-0 FC Halifax

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Eastleigh kept a first clean sheet in 27 National League games in a goalless draw at home against FC Halifax.

Eastleigh: Graham Stack, Gavin Hoyte, Sam Wood, Sam Togwell (Mark Yeates, 77), Reda Johnson, Andrew Boyce, Ayo Obileye, Sam Matthews, Cavaghn Miley, Paul McCallum, Chris Zebroski (Ben Williamson, 65). Subs (not used): Ryan Broom, Danny Hollands, Ross Flitney.

Referee: Sam Purkiss.
Attendance: 1,825 (92 Halifax)
Reaction from Andy Hessenthaler:
REACTION: @EastleighFC boss Andy Hessenthaler reflects on goalless draw with @FCHalifaxTownhttps://t.co/fAlp3SPWRw — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) February 24, 2018

Maidenhead 3-1 Eastleigh

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Ayo Obileye netted his seventh goal of the season from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time to make it 1-1, but the Spitfires lost 3-1 away at Maidenhead after two second-half goals.

Eastleigh: Stack, Hoyte, Togwell, Cresswell, Wood (Shaw 72), McCallum (Constable 79), Yeates (Williamson 72), Zebroski, Obileye, Miley, Matthews. Booked: McCallum, Hoyte.

Reaction from Andy Hessenthaler and Ayo Obileye following a third straight defeat.
.@EastleighFC manager Andy Hessenthaler says his players need to start "earning their money" after defeat at Maidenhead

It was Eastleigh's third straight defeat in @TheNationalLge#Spitfirespic.twitter.com/bRLf8mfd5C — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) February 20, 2018
A 7⃣th @EastleighFC goal of the season for @AyoObileye couldn't inspire the #Spitfires to victory. The defender has spoken to @Ian_Wilding1 after the 3-1 defeat @MUFCYorkRoadpic.twitter.com/dXgjuusVmY — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) February 20, 2018

Chester 3-1 Eastleigh

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Eastleigh slipped to 13th in the table after a second defeat in as many games. Chester ran out 3-1 winners. Mark Yeates the Spitfires' goalscorer.

Reaction from Andy Hessenthaler: “We said before the game that the work ethic had been tremendous for the last nine or ten games but the problem is that we’ve kept conceding goals and it’s caught up with us now.

“I wasn’t disappointed with the performance last week (a 2-0 home defeat by Boreham Wood) but after today everyone has got to look at themselves.

“We can’t keep conceding goals the way we are.

"It's up to myself and the coaching staff to get that right but, ultimately, it comes down to the players. They've let us down today."

Eastleigh 0-2 Boreham Wood

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Eastleigh suffered their first defeat under Andy Hessenthaler bringing to an end a nine-match unbeaten run as Boreham Wood ran out 2-0 winners at the Silverlake Stadium.

Eastleigh: Graham Stack, Gavin Hoyte, Sam Wood, Sam Togwell, Andrew Boyce (Mark Yeates, 68), Ryan Cresswell, Sam Matthews, Cav Miley (Ayo Obileye, 80), Ben Williamson, Chris Zebroski (James Constable, 71), Ryan Broom, Subs: Ayo Obileye, Danny Hollands, Frazer Shaw.

Referee: Savvas Yianni.

Attendance: 1,751


AFC Fylde 2-2 Eastleigh

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Ryan Broom scored twice to help maintain Eastleigh's unbeaten run, which now stretches to nine games in the National League.

Spitfires boss Andy Hessenthaler reflecting on the point said: “I think it was a fair result.

“The way we started the game was tremendous. We pinned them back and we got the goal.

“But Fylde are a good side. They’re young, they have very good movement and they take risks. It’s hard to stop their flow of play, but we dug in and defended really well.

“They equalised, but we responded straight afterwards with an absolutely fantastic goal. It was a sublime finish by Ryan who had an exceptional afternoon on his first start.

“It (Fylde's late equaliser) was a little bit frustrating when we were so close to getting all three points, but this was a good point and a valuable one against a decent side.

“My target when I took over was two points a game. I’ve had eight games and we’re actually two points ahead of that target with 18.

“We’ve now got to build on that …