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Hartlepool 1-2 Eastleigh

Eastleigh came back from Hartlepool with three points after a fantastic 2-1 win thanks to second half goals from Callum Howe and Mark Yeates.

The Spitfires scored both their goals in the space of four minutes after half time.

Reaction from Richard Hill below:


Howe's that! Eastleigh win 2-1 at Hartlepool https://t.co/tkn0FwyEmh#eastleighfcpic.twitter.com/SXZRVeZRjM — Daily Echo Sport (@dailyechosport) September 23, 2017
Big win today from the boys 🙌🏼 pleased to get my first goal of the season too ⚽️.. thanks to the fans who made the long trip 👏🏻 — Callum Howe (@calhowe) September 23, 2017
A brilliant effort from the lads today. Well done @calhowe on your goal & an all round top performance! Safe trip home to our supporters 👍🏻 — Graham Stack (@GrahamStack1) September 23, 2017
Genuinely buzzing for the @EastleighFC lads today. Great win when we had such a depleted squad. Thank you to those who travelled. — Paul Reid (@paulreid06) September 23, 2017
1st away win of the seaso…
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Eastleigh 2-2 AFC Fylde

It finished 2-2 at the Silverlake Stadium as Eastleigh made it five draws in six matches. Visitors AFC Fylde hit an equaliser in each half to earn a point.

Richard Hill's side opened the scoring through a Reda Johnson header in the 27th-minute, but it was cancelled out in first-half injury time when Henry Jones reacted quickly in the area to beat Graham Stack.

After the break, Gary McSheffrey netted his first Eastleigh goal in the 55th minute from a great assist by Mark Yeates.

Last year’s Conference North champions hit back again on the hour when Jordan Tunnicliffe hit a second equaliser,

Eastleigh: Stack, Howe (c) Boyce (Wood 64), Johnson, Green, Hollands, Matthews (McAllister 75), Miley, Yeates, McSheffrey (Williamson 82), Zebroski.
Unused subs: Constable, Obileye.

AFC Fylde: Lynch, Montrose, Francis-Angol, Tunnicliffe, Bond, Rowe, Muldoon (McCread 82), Grand, Smith (Blinkhorn 89), Burke, Jones (Tasdemir 70).
Unused subs: Taylor, Richards.

Referee: Sam Purkiss.

Attendance: 3,31…

Eastleigh 0-1 Maidstone United

Eastleigh suffered their first home defeat of the season losing 1-0 against Maidstone United.

Zavon Hines, a former Burnley and West Ham forward, scored the only goal of the game in the second half.

The Spitfires are now without a win in five league games having drawn the previous four.

Eastleigh: Graham Stack, Ayo Obileye (Ross Stearn, 80), Michael Green, Danny Hollands, Andrew Boyce, Callum Howe, Mark Yeates (Chris Zebroski, 76), Sam Matthews, Gary McSheffrey, James Constable (Craig McAllister, 76), Cavaghn Miley. Subs: Sam Wood, Ben Strevens.

Referee: Alan Young.

Attendance: 1,820 (159 Maidstone)

Richard Hill's post-match reaction below:

Two changes for The #Spitfires tonight, as Green and Matthews replace Johnson and Wood. pic.twitter.com/TtxRufZ5gs — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) September 12, 2017
Half time and it's 0-0 here. A penalty shout the only real talking point. — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) September 12, 2017
69' Goal Maidstone! — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) S…

Hill reacts to draw at Guiseley

Eastleigh boss Richard Hill has given his thoughts after the 0-0 draw away at Guiseley.

Hill said: “It was a horrible game, but credit to Guiseley.
“They put you under pressure from start to finish, but I don’t think that was the case before.

“It makes you think that if those players had played like that in the previous eight games (former management duo) Adam Lockwood and Dave Penney would still be in jobs, but that’s football for you.

“We’d had a couple of match reports done on them prior to the game, but we ripped them up because we knew it was going to be totally different to how they played under a new manager.

“Everyone will say you should go to places like that and win but, let me tell you, Guiseley haven’t played like that all season.

“It’s our luck at the minute that we’ve had a tough eight games and, for the ninth, we’ve come up against ‘new manager syndrome.

“We couldn’t get going. They were very physical and you expect that, but it’s difficult when they’re allowed to get away wi…

Guiseley 0-0 Eastleigh

Eastleigh were held to a fourth successive draw at second-to-bottom Guiseley where it finished 0-0.

The Spitfires are 12th in the table ahead of Tuesday's home game against Maidstone United.



One change to the team with Gary McSheffrey making his Spitfire debut. pic.twitter.com/mn9TPnSIoR — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) September 9, 2017
A very much non-event here in the north as the teams go into the break level. Guiseley went closest with Correia forcing a save from Stack. — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) September 9, 2017
55' Early sub for Eastleigh as Wood is replaced by Zebroski 0-0 — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) September 9, 2017
64 Double sub for Eastleigh, Constable off for McAllister and McSheffrey off for Mathews — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) September 9, 2017
89' Eastleigh almost knick it! Hollands with the drive and a decent save from the keeper. 0-0 — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) September 9, 2017
FT Guiseley 0-0 Eastleigh — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) September 9, 20…

McSheffrey signs for Eastleigh

Eastleigh have signed 35-year-old Gary McSheffrey until January.

"I've got a couple of friends here who have been nothing but impressed with the set-up," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"It's definitely an ambitious place and hopefully we can get the club to where they want to be."

McSheffrey began his professional career with Coventry City, and has previously played for Stockport County, Luton Town, Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United before returning to Coventry in 2010. Released in September 2013, he signed for Chesterfield later that month. In January 2014, he signed for Scunthorpe United on a free transfer until the end of the 2013–14 season. McSheffrey has played internationally for England three times at both under-18 and under-20 level

Gary joins the Spitfires from Doncaster Rovers. He began his career as a striker but eventually became a left-winger. He has made more than 450 appearances in the Football League and Premier League, including …

Hill's praise for 'impeccable' Miley

Richard Hill's comments on 21-year-old midfielder Cavaghn Miley:

“I get a lot of criticism for signing older players, but this lad is 21 and he’s been impeccable.

“Brian (Little) raved about him and said to give him a chance, but I had to handle it properly.

“I kept him back because of the seven games (in August) and I thought it was the right time to bring him in today.

“If I’d put in him early, perhaps against Tranmere or Dagenham, it could have ruined him.

“He’s a bit of a hidden player, but, if he plays like that, he won’t be for long.

“I don’t want to go over the top because we’ve all seen young players have good debuts and not progress.

“But it’s up to Cav now.

“He’s very well thought of by the senior lads, which tells you something.”



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Hill's thoughts on the 2-2 draw at Ebbsfleet:

“No disrespect to Ebbsfleet, but we were probably the better team.

“We’re a different type of team this season. We were still trying to win at the end of the game, which was refreshing.

“Jam…