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Reserves Update by Wayne Mew

Monday 24th July away against Downton (Wessex Premier side)

TEAM: Luke Douglas, Liam Winzar, Andy Puckett, Ryan Woodford, Jordan Hamilton, Chris Hall, Lewis Hunt, Craig Cansdale, Lee O’Connell, Ashley Jarvis, Ben Ngwa

SUBS: Toure Mamadouba, Brett Williams, Andy Weston.

Won 3-1 goals by Ashley Jarvis 2, Lee O’Connell 1.

A good display against newly promoted Downton. The team watched by the gaffer and director of football played some neat football and deserved the win although we did lose ground in the second half. Downton’s goal came from the penalty spot in the last minute of the game.

Saturday 29th July 2006 v Hamworthy
TEAM: Luke Douglas, Scott Gilham, Jordan Hamilton, Ryan Woodford, Jason Stock, Liam Winzar, Andy Weston, Lewis Hunt, Lee O’Connell, Ashley Jarvis, Ben Ngwa

SUBS: Joe Morrison (GK) Zach Glasspool, Tom Hutchins, Craig Cansdale, Macs Sampays.

Lost 3-1 goal by Zach Glasspool

Eastleigh started the game with two 17 year olds running the centre of midfield and played some good…

Youngsters taken into the Lions Den!

Andover FC have taken on board three Spitfires in central defender Andy Puckett, right back Jack Smith and right midfielder Adam Roberts.

With Adam James, Martin Thomas and Jason Dodd, Smith's chances will be limited and it is the same for the others also. All three players are on two year contracts at Eastleigh but manager Paul Doswell believes the experience of first team football will benefit them more than playing for the reserves.

Andover 0-2 Eastleigh

Eastleigh's new signing Jefferson Louis scored his first goal for the club and Rob Marshall added a second as the Spitfires went in 2-0 at half time before going on to control the second half as well.

Eastleigh 1-2 Oxford United

EASTLEIGH V OXFORD UNITED

WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY 2006
PRE SEASON FRIENDLY

Eastleigh suffer a second successive defeat on the back of the Bashley 3-1 loss on Saturday. Things started off well for the Spitfires going in 1-0 at half time thanks to Dave Town’s strike but Oxford substitute Yemi Odubade came on in the second half to change the game with two good finishes to allow Jim Smith’s side to run out victors.

In the third minute of the game United’s Andy Burgess found a way past Jason Dodd, who was making his home debut for Eastleigh, to go clean through on goal however Paul Musselwhite was quick to react with a strong one handed save to divert the effort.

A short way into the game the home side had the ball in the back of the net although the goal did not stand as the corner kick from Dodd went out of play before Steve Forbes turned the ball in past Billy Turley in the Oxford goal.

Paul Doswell’s latest capture, Jefferson Louis impressed in the early stages of the game as he showed his…

Jefferson Louis To Sign For Eastleigh Tonight

The tall centre forward is set to become a Spitfire before this evenings friendly against Oxford United. Jefferson is 27 years of age and his previous clubs include Oxford United, Bristol Rovers and Stevenage Borough, Fleet, Forest Green and Woking where he had two spells.

Bashley 3-1 Eastleigh

Eastleigh took the lead through Andy Forbes early on but conceded two goals before half time. They had a glorious chance after the break to equalise from the penalty spot, however Matt Bound fired the ball against the cross bar. Bashley continued to look more energetic than their Conference South opponents and extended their lead to shock a full strength Eastleigh side as they went down to a 3-1 defeat.

TEAM: Paul Musselwhite (Luke Douglas 75), Adam James (Andy Puckett 75), Martin Thomas (Ian Oliver 46), Steve Forbes, Matt Bound (c), Jason Dodd (Jack Smith 75), Ryan Ashford (David Hughes 46), Richard Hodgson (Danny Smith 46), Brian Dutton (Ashley Jarvis 68), Andy Forbes (David Town 19, Richard Hodgson 75), Darren Wheeler (Taz Roberts 68).

Come to the Oxford Game - Save Money!

Anyone who attends Eastleigh's pre-season friendly match against Oxford United will be given a £2 voucher. The match itself is at the Silverlake Stadium on Wednesday 26th July against the former League Two side. So long as you keep the voucher and show it at the first Conference South game of the season for our opener at the Silverlake, (against Hayes - 15th August) you will save £2 off the normal ticket price.

Cup Draws

Eastleigh have been given a bye in the first round of both the Hampshire Senior Cup and Russel Cotes Cup. In the latter tournament, the Spitfires will take on Gosport Borough in the second round, the team that they lost to in the final in April. This fixture is scheduled for Tuesday 14th November. Meanwhile the club have been drawn against Brockenhurst or Liss Athletic in the Hants. Senior Cup, more details as we get them.

Hampshire Senior Cup

First Round - Bye,
Second Round (on or before 4th November) - Eastleigh v Brockenhurst or Liss Athletic

Russell Cotes Cup
First Round - Bye,
Second Round (Tuesday 14th November) - Eastleigh v Gosport Borough

Eastleigh 2-1 Saints

EASTLEIGH V SOUTHAMPTON
SATURDAY 15th JULY 2006 Pre Season Friendly
This pre-season friendly between two neighbouring clubs saw the new era of Southampton Football Club kick off with a defeat to a very strong display from the Spitfires. Before kick off Dell legend Jason Dodd signed for Eastleigh in the most fitting environment – against the club where he played almost 400 games in 16 seasons of top-flight football.
Inside the first minute of the game Eastleigh were playing attractive attacking football. Most notably, Darren Wheeler the tricky winger who was causing the Southampton right back problems at an early stage. His fantastic run down the left wing saw him beat Alexander Ostlund and pull the ball back for Danny Smith, however the Eastleigh captain’s effort was slightly overhit.
Whilst Darren Wheeler was showing his pace and trickery for Eastleigh, the highly talented Nathan Dyer was doing much the same for the Saints. Dyer kept Ian Oliver on his toes from the off and nearly opened t…

Hampshire Chronicle Cup - 12/07/2006

WINCHESTER V EASTLEIGH
WEDNESDAY 12th JULY 2006

Hampshire Chronicle Cup



This years Hampshire Chronicle Cup saw Eastleigh win their first trophy of the season with a solid performance from the word go. They were rarely troubled and looked good going forward, in what was a good work out for the whole Eastleigh squad giving Paul Doswell a chance to look at other options.

Eastleigh looked a threat from the off and it was Dave Town’s dipping shot from 35 yards that nearly caught the Winchester goalkeeper out as Town spotted him off his line. However it was slightly over hit and the speculative effort went just over the bar.

In the ninth minute, the Spitfires were at it again. A great move involving Ryan Ashford and Steve Forbes saw the ball swung in from the right hand side to pick out the rising jump of Andy Forbes, whose header in the end, was comfortably saved.

Andy Forbes and Eastleigh had another good chance ten minutes later. His snapshot on the turn was deflected into the path of na…

Jason Dodd To Sign For Eastleigh

JASON DODD - A SPITFIRE!

The club will complete the transfer of the highly experienced, former Southampton right back before the pre-season friendly between Eastleigh and Saints this Saturday (15th).

Jason Dodd made over 370 appearances for Southampton in his 16 year spell at the club having signed as a teenager from his home town club Bath. The signing of such a well respected, Southampton legend just goes to show that the club are going onwards and upwards!

Eastleigh chairman Paul Murray said the following "This is a fantastic signing and demonstrates the new board's committment to the management team. Jason has been a fantastic servant to Southampton FC over the years and his presence in our dressing room can only add to our challenge for promotion this season."

Manager, Paul Doswell is clearly delighted to have pulled off such a signing and is optimistic about the season ahead. "Between David Hughes and myself, we have spent the last two years talking to Jason,…

Eastleigh 1-3 Yeovil - Pre Season Friendly

EASTLEIGH V YEOVIL
FRIDAY 7TH JULY 2006

Pre-Season Friendly



In Eastleigh’s first ever match at the revamped Silverlake Stadium, after a summer of changes on and off the pitch the Spitfires put in a decent performance against League One opposition despite what the 1-3 scoreline might suggest.

The pre-season friendly also saw the welcome return of former Spitfire, Bradley Thomas who transferred to Yeovil earlier this year.

Andy Forbes may well have opened the scoring after only 3 minutes of play. Eastleigh’s top goalscorer sprinted through the Yeovil defence but overran the ball as he approached the 18 yard box. However, a sliced clearance from the goalkeeper Darren Behcet rebounded off Forbes and went just the wrong side of the post.

After the home side began at a good pace, Yeovil made Ian Oliver pay for a misplaced pass across his own goal area to take the lead. Striker Daniel Webb latched on to the error and smashed the ball into the top left hand corner leaving new keeper Paul Muss…

13 Youth Released + All Weather Pitch News

13 RELEASED

The following players are no longer in the Eastleigh Reserves or Under 18 sides:

GOALKEEPERS: Matt Brown, Lee Cozens, Dan Loader, Rory Anderson
DEFENDERS: Sam Stannard, Craig Martin
MIDFIELDERS: Ben Simpson, Ryan Long, Dan Smith, Andy Dickens, Tom Rae, Ya Yo Diallo
STRIKERS: Sam James

ALL WEATHER PITCH

The all weather training pitch is due to commence on Wednesday 19th July 2006. Originally it was due to start on Monday 17th but due to holidays it has been delayed by 2 or 3 days.

It is thought the project will take between 10-12 weeks to complete.

New Fixtures Released

The Conference South fixtures for the coming season (2006-07) have now been released. Eastleigh will kick off the campaign with an away match to newly promoted Bedford Town (12th August).

Following this they have two home games in a row at the Silverlake Stadium playing Hayes and Welling on the 15th and 19th August.