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September Fixtures

Eastleigh Football Club Fixture List September 2011
FIRST XI
Saturday 3rd - Home to Bromley - Blue Square Bet South, 3pm
Saturday 10th - away to Dartford - Blue Square Bet South, 3pm
Saturday 17th - Home to Hampton & Richmond Borough - Blue Square Bet South, 3pm
Tuesday 20th - away to Sutton United - Blue Square Bet South, 7.45pm
Saturday 24th - Home to Staines Town - Blue Square Bet South, 3pm

SUBURBAN LEAGUE SIDE
Saturday 3rd - away to Carshalton Athletic Reserves - Suburban League Premier Division, 3pm
Saturday 10th - Home to Hemel Hempstead Town Reserves - Suburban League Premier Division, 3pm
Saturday 17th
Saturday 24th

WYVERN LEAGUE SIDE
Monday 5th - Home to Wimborne Town Reserves - Wyvern League Premier Division, 7.45pm
Saturday 10th - away to Sholing Reserves - Wyvern League Premier Division…

Rose and Tafazolli depart

Eastleigh fans have seen the last of former Stockport County defender/midfielder Jordan Rose (pictured) and ex-Saints centre back Ryan Tafazolli.
Both players agreed to train and play for the club for nothing while they looked for openings in the professional game. But Baird has lost patience with the pair of them.
He said: "Jordan Rose has drifted away. He kept telling me league clubs were interested in taking him on trial, but nothing ever happened. It's the same with Ryan Tafazolli.
"We can't wait around for them, so that's that as far as I'm concerned."
Jordan Rose made just one appearance on the opening day of the season against Basingstoke Town as a substitute, whilst Ryan Tafazolli failed to be involved in any first team league fixture.

Solid Spitfires display ensures back-to-back wins

EASTLEIGH 2-1 WESTON-SUPER-MARE
MONDAY 29th AUGUST 2011

Blue Square Bet South
Match report by Jamie Montigue

Eastleigh secured back-to-back victories on this Bank Holiday Monday as Ian Baird's side ground out a solid 2-1 home win at the Silverlake Stadium.

The Spitfires have now claimed seven points from a possible nine over their past three games following good displays against Woking (0-0 against the promotion favourites), and at Dorchester on Friday night where they ran out 3-1 winners.

Eastleigh's turn in fortune and good performances has seen the club move forward and begin to settle after a shaky start to the season.

Weston-super-Mare came into the game on the back of three successive wins, which speaks volumes for Eastleigh managing to beat today's visitors.

Baird named an unchanged starting eleven from the side that defeated Ashley Vickers’ Magpies in Eastleigh’s previous game.

In the opening exchanges, Eastleigh had to defend an early free kick from Weston-super-Mar…

Eastleigh v Weston-super-Mare - Live updates

EASTLEIGH v WESTON-SUPER-MARE MONDAY 29th AUGUST 2011
Blue Square Bet South
3:00pm kick off at the Silverlake Stadium
Live updates by Jamie Montigue

<p><a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=fdb6600562" >Eastleigh v Weston-super-Mare</a></p>

Spitfires roar back for first win

By Wendy Gee-
ELATED Eastleigh stormed back from behind to notch their first win of the Blue Square Bet South campaign at Dorchester Town last night.

The Spitfires put a dreadful first-half display behind them to hit back through ex-Saint Jordace Holder-Spooner and two-goal Andrew White for a 3-1 victory.

Dorchester were easily the better side in the opening 45 minutes and led just after the half-hour through former Bashley striker Ryan Moss.

“We were lucky to go in just one down at half-time,” admitted Eastleigh manager Ian Baird. “The eleven who started looked like they’d taken sleeping tablets.

“But it was the proverbial game of two halves. We were absolutely awful in the first half – and that’s being kind!

“But we had a few choice words at half-time and the pace we’ve got in the side really showed in the second half. We stuck the ball in behind Dorchester, as we should have done earlier, and got our reward.”

The Spitfires hope to keep up the good work at home to Weston-super-Mare on Mon…

Eastleigh v Weston-super-Mare - Match Preview

Match Preview by Kieran James


Ian Baird's Spitfires finally secured the win his side deserved this season after a fine 3-1 away victory to former Eastleigh defender Ashley Vickers' Dorchester Town at the Avenue Stadium.

There were few Eastleigh chances in the first half and with Dorchester having most of the possession and Gareth Barfoot making some important saves; it was looking likely that the Magpies would convert one of their chances. It took 34 minutes before Ryan Moss got on the end of a cross to head in the opening goal of the game.

The second half came and the Spitfires looked like a new team. Jamie Slabber put in a good cross to Jordace Holder-Spooner from the halfway line, and the former Southampton winger made no mistake with a fine strike on goal to level the score.

Former Reading and Gillingham striker Andrew White then turned on the class for Eastleigh with two great finishes, which sealed Eastleigh's first win in the Blue Square Bet South this season.

Th…

Non League Day - Blue Square Press Release

Blue Square have announced details of their historic ‘Non-League Ground Hop’ to coincide with Non-League Day 2011.

The leading interactive bookmaker, sponsors of the three Football Conference divisions, have produced a day for all football fans to savour in Essex.

It will be possible for fans to attend a match in all three Blue Square Bet divisions on Saturday, 3rd September.

The day kicks-off at 12.30 with the Blue Square Bet North clash between Bishop’s Stortford and Boston United – featuring former Premier League stars Ian Walker and Jason Lee in opposing dug-outs.

Fans will then make the short trip to Chelmsford City to watch their Blue Square Bet South match against fellow promotion-favourites Dover Athletic – kick-off 3.30pm.

The day ends at newly-promoted Braintree Town who host Lincoln City in the Blue Square Bet Premier, with a kick-off time of 7pm.

It will be the first time (and possibly last time) that fans will be able to attend a match in all three Conference divis…

Press Release - Mike Green

Eastleigh FC have released summer goalkeeping signing Mike Green.  After being released by Bristol Rovers at the end of last season Green trialled with Cheltenham Town before signing for Eastleigh having impressed in friendlies at Weymouth, Oxford City and Sholing.  23-year-old Green was first choice for the opening league game of the season, which saw a 0-2 home defeat to Basingstoke Town.  Gareth Barfoot was preferred for the next fixture away at Truro City where Green sat on the bench. Green is hopeful of returning to the full time game soon, the Bristol born custodian has also played for Mangotsfield United and Clevedon Town.

Green has now been released and has joined Blue Square North side Gloucester City and made his debut in their midweek match away at Eastwood Town.

Also leaving the club is goalkeeping coach Ian Harris who had held similar posts with Salisbury City and Newport County.

We wish both well for the future.

Dorchester Town v Eastleigh - Match Preview

Match Preview by Kieran James Ian Baird's Spitfires will travel to The Avenue Stadium on Friday night as they seek their first win in the Blue Square Bet South this season against Dorchester Town.

Eastleigh have not got off to the best of starts this season, however the Spitfires' new-look side kept an excellent clean sheet against league favourites Woking on Tuesday. Dorchester's midweek league game away to Hampton and Richmond Borough was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Magpies, who are managed by former Spitfire Ashley Vickers, have got off to a slightly better start than Eastleigh with one impressive win at home to Maidenhead United (4-0) but have two defeats to their name with losses away at Dover Athletic (4-0) and at home against Eastbourne Borough (0-3).

The last time these two teams met was at the Silverlake Stadium in January 2011, when Eastleigh won 3-0 against Dorchester. Tom Jordan, Richard Graham and Jamie Slabber all got on the score sheet on that …

Video highlights - Eastleigh v Woking

Eastleigh bank their first point

By Wendy Gee-
IAN Baird’s new look Eastleigh side came of age last night with a 0-0 home draw against bookies’ title favourites Woking.

Few would have given the Spitfires a prayer before kick-off following a run of three successive defeats which had nailed them to the foot of the Blue Square Bet South.

But Eastleigh stuck rigidly to their game plan and emerged with a well deserved first point of the season in front of an appreciative 665 crowd.

“I said before the game that I wasn’t panicking and the lads did very, very well tonight,” said Baird.

“We had a game plan against a side who I think will be in the top two this season, based on the size and quality of their squad, and our players can be proud of themselves for sticking rigidly to the task.

“We lost Ross Bottomley when he turned his ankle after 35 minutes which could have disjointed us, but we reshuffled by switching Danny Smith to right-back and bringing on Jordace Holder-Spooner.

“We’ve brought in Henrik Breimyr, a 19-y…

Spitfires off the mark - Onwards and upwards

EASTLEIGH 0-0 WOKING
TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST 2011

Blue Square Bet South
Match report by Jamie Montigue

Eastleigh’s season is up and running with a highly positive and hard fought draw against promotion favourites Woking.

After a run of three straight defeats from the Spitfires’ opening three games, Ian Baird’s side put in a really strong team performance to keep out Garry Hill’s side and ensure a valuable clean sheet. Eastleigh’s defensive display was pleasing, whilst at the opposite end Richard Gillespie and Sam Wilson so nearly stole all three points for Eastleigh with efforts late in the game.

The starting eleven was the same side that were defeated 4-0 by Tonbridge Angels at the weekend with the exception of new loan-signing Henrik Breimyr, who replaced Jordace Holder-Spooner. Breimyr, a young Norway under-18 international, arrived at the Silverlake Stadium from Aldershot Town just yesterday but was handed his debut this evening where he took up a central midfield role and turned in a g…

Eastleigh v Woking - Live updates

EASTLEIGH v WOKING TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST 2011
Blue Square Bet South
7:45pm kick off at the Silverlake Stadium
Live updates by Jamie Montigue

<p><p><a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=5470953340" >Eastleigh v Woking</a></p></p>

New loan signing

Henrik Breimyr, a Norwegian Under 18 International, has today agreed a one month loan from Aldershot Town FC.
Henrik - who made his debut for the Shots at the end of last season, signed a new professional contract earlier in the summer. We hope to complete the formalities in time for Henrik to be available for our home game against Woking tomorrow night (kick off 7.45pm).
Eastleigh FC can also confirm that goalkeeper Mike Green has been released, and (it is understood) has signed for Gloucester City, who play in the Blue Square North.
HENRIK BREIMYR - Player Profile from http://www.theshots.co.uk/

Henrik is a tall, strong Norwegian-born central midfielder, who is the elder brother of Shots youth team midfielder Andreas Breimyr and whose early career saw him play schoolboy football at Fulham and Reading.

During his time at the Madejski Stadium, Henrik worked with then Shots assistant manager Martin Kuhl and it was that connection that, following his release by the Royals, saw him join…

Malone hails Wilson potential

By Simon Walter-
AT JUST 16-years-old, Eastleigh striker Sam Wilson has already impressed this season.
Director of football David Malone believes he has "huge potential".
Wilson made his debut as a substitute in the 2-0 defeat at home to Basingstoke last week and struck the crossbar during a lively cameo after coming on in the second half of the 2-1 loss at Truro City on Tuesday.
"He's got a huge amount of potential but that's all it is at this point in time," said Malone. "He's got every thing you look for in a striker.
"He's not the biggest physically but he's got all the attributes. He's a Keegan-esque type forward, a bit like Andy Forbes was for us.
"He has pace to burn, he can finish and for his size, he's not bad in the air.
"I don't think Bairdy sees him as someone who will start that often but he looked threatening during the last 15 minutes at Truro playing in the hole.
"And from the glimpses our fans have …

Eastleigh v Woking - Match Preview

Match Preview by Kieran James

Eastleigh's luckless start to the season continued at The Longsmead Stadium on Saturday against Tonbridge Angels, where the Spitfires for the third time in their opening three games of the season, came away with nothing but defeat.

The Spitfires conceded four goals without a response with Jamie Brown and on-loan Reading left back Frankie Raymond both being sent off leaving Ian Baird's side with just nine men against the newly-promoted Angels. Unfortunately Tuesday nights game won't get any easier for The Spitfires as Baird's men host league favourites and third-placed Woking at the Silverlake Stadium, 7:45pm kick off.
The Cards have made a solid, unbeaten start to the season so far. Woking won 5-0 in their opening game of the season away to Paul Doswell's Sutton United, before beating Hampton & Richmond 2-1 at home and most recently drawing 0-0 against Boreham Wood on Saturday at home.

The last time these two teams met was at the …

Nine-man Spitfires crash to third loss

By Simon Walter-
Tom's Tweet Misery

EASTLEIGH had two players sent off as they crashed to a 4-0 defeat at Tonbridge Angels that leaves them bottom of the Blue Square South.
"This season's going to be the most difficult in recent years!" tweeted Eastleigh captain Tom Jordan after a third successive defeat for the Spitfires.
Tonbridge led 1-0 through Frannie Collins' 17th minute penalty when Jamie Brown was given his marching orders for retaliation.
The home side doubled their lead in the 55th minute through Jake Beecroft and Lee Browning extended it half an hour later.
Eastleigh failed to get a shot on target. And their afternoon got worse when teenager Frankie Raymond was sent off for an off-the-ball incident shortly before Collin ghosted through to bag his and Tonbridge's fourth two minutes from time.
Director of football David Malone explained: "We competed for the first 15 minutes but then conceded a penalty that the ref couldn't explain away.
"It w…

Baird's travelling army

By Wendy Gee-
EASTLEIGH manager Ian Baird has thanked the club's loyal away support as his side prepares for another Blue Square South trip.
Having made the 400-mile round trip to Cornwall to play Truro City, Eastleigh head 100 miles east to Kent to play Tonbridge Angels.
It is another long drive for Eastleigh's loyal away following and Baird hopes they will be rewarded with the club's first Blue Square South points of the season.
He said: "The support we had at Truro was absolutely tremendous. We had about 50 fans there and they were very vocal and supportive.
"Sometimes we don't get the most vocal support at home but in my time with the club it's been excellent away from home and they seem to be pleased with what we're doing.
"They know the remit is different from previous seasons but football is still all about results and we need to get one at Tonbridge."
Having lost at home to Basingstoke on the opening day of the season before going …

Tonbridge Angels v Eastleigh - Match Preview

Match Preview by Kieran James

The Spitfires could not get their own way on Tuesday at Treyew Road despite a brave performance from a young Eastleigh side.
The Spitfires went 1-0 down to a Andrew Watkins 10th minute goal, which was was not the start Ian Baird wanted after a 200 mile trip to Cornwall.
After great pressure from Eastleigh, Andrew White got off the mark for the season scoring the equaliser for the Spitfires when he headed in from a Jamie Slabber cross in first half stoppage time.
Eastleigh played well again in the second half having a disallowed goal and hitting the cross bar, however it was Truro City who got the three points. On 57 minutes Scott Walker converted a penalty after Barry Hayles was brought down by Eastleigh goalkeeper Gareth Barfoot.
Ian Baird's Eastleigh now travel to newly promoted Tonbridge Angels in their bid for three precious points to kick start their season at The Longsmead Stadium.
The Angels gained their highest promotion after an exciting 4-…

Baird's upbeat despite defeat

By Wendy Gee-
EASTLEIGH manager Ian Baird was delighted with his team's performance at Truro City last night - despite a second consecutive defeat.
Andrew White equalised for Eastleigh on the stroke of half-time but a 58th-minute Scott Walker penalty secured the points for newly-promoted  Truro in front of a bumper Cornish crowd.
Eastleigh lost their opening game of the season at home to Basingstoke but had enough chances to win comfortbly last night.
Schoolboy Sam Wilson and goalscorer White both hit the woodwork and there were chances for Jamie Slabber, Richard Gillespie and Jordace Holder-Spooner - before Ross Bottomley had an effort cleared off the line in injury-time.
Baird said: "We played very, very well. With the chances we had we should have been out of sight. But [39-year-old former Fulham striker] Barry Hayles used all his experience to win a penalty and that lost us the game.
"Unfortunately the ref fell for the three-card trick from an experienced former Premiersh…

Early start for Spitfires ahead of their mammoth Truro trek

By Wendy Gee-
EASTLEIGH manager Ian Baird admits he will be relieved when the longest away trip of the season is over.
The Spitfires are the first Blue Square South club to have make the 400-mile round trip to face ambitious Truro City.
Eastleigh left the club at 10:30am this morning and will not be back until the early hours.
Baird said: "It's our longest trip of the season by a long way and, to be fair, I'm glad to get it out the way.
"It's a pain having to go all that way for a midweek match but it's got to be done at some stage."
It is safe to say Truro are looking forward to tonight's match more than Eastleigh are the coach journey to the south west.
"This is an historic moment for Cornish football," said Truro's multi-millionaire chairman Keith Heaney in 'clarion call' on the club's website ahead of Eastleigh's visit.
Truro, winners of the FA Vase when they beat AFC Totton at Wembley four years ago, have made inexorable p…

Truro v Eastleigh - Match Preview

Match Preview by Kieran James


Ian Baird's Spitfires take on Truro City away at Treyew Road in the Blue Square Bet South on Tuesday, the fixture comes just three days after a 0-2 home defeat to Hampshire rivals Basingstoke Town.

Truro City however had a perfect start to their new Blue Square Bet South campaign with a 0-1 win away to Chelmsford.

Eastleigh however, made three new signings before the game against Basingstoke, including former nPower League 2 player Jordan Rose who won the Young Player of the Year award at Stockport County last season.

Ex-Saints' Jordace Holder-Spooner and Ryan Tafozolli have also signed for the Spitfires to boost the squad.

After winning the Zamaretto Southern Premier League last season, this will be Truro City's first time in the Blue Square Bet South so every game will be a new experience for the White Tigers.

The last time these two teams met was in the Joma South West Challenge Cup when the Spitfires won 1-2 with Jamie Slabber scoring a p…

Dragons slay Spitfires on opening day

EASTLEIGH 0-2 BASINGSTOKE TOWN
SATURDAY 13th AUGUST 2011

Blue Square Bet South

Report by Jamie Montigue

The start of Eastleigh’s new era began with an opening day defeat to Hampshire neighbours Basingstoke Town this afternoon.

With the clubs change of direction in the close season seeing a number of experienced players depart - and young, talented ex-pros recruited for the Spitfires; Ian Baird in pre-season likened Eastleigh’s task this season to "trying to climb Everest in a pair of flip-flops". After today’s performance, it did look as though the club could be in for a long, hard season ahead, but at the same time, one full of learning and development as well as consolidation.

Since Eastleigh have been in this division, the Spitfires have played Basingstoke thirteen times, winning nine, drawing one and losing three before today’s game.

Ian Baird fielded his side in a 4-4-2 formation with a defence of Ross Bottomley at right-back, 17-year-old Ben Wilson at left-back and a ce…

Manager comments

Eastleigh manager Ian Baird looks ahead to today's opening game of the 2011/12 season versus Frank Gray's Basingstoke Town. Baird said: "Basingstoke have put an extremely experienced squad together with players like Shaun McAuley, Tim Sills, Ashley Bayes, Wes Daly, Jay Gasson and Stuart Lake and I'm sure their management and supporters expect them to go for promotion.

"The remit at Eastleigh is slightly different. We're not going to win the league and the expectancy level from the board is not as high as before.

"We've only got eight or nine senior players, but the youngsters have done ever so well and their attitude in training is spot on.

"Pre-season has gone better than we'd envisaged, but I'm too long in the tooth to think everything will be rosy in the garden.

Baird goes on to say "But what I do know is that we'll be prepared for a battle. We've got to stick together and have a siege mentality.

"We've gone down a…

Trio of signings boost Eastleigh squad ahead of season opener

Eastleigh FC can confirm that we have agreed a deal with Jordace Holder-Spooner, who will now join our full time ranks.

We have also signed non-contract forms with both Ryan Tafazolli and Jordan Rose (pictured).

All three of these young players have come from Pro Clubs - and give us an excellent balance between youth and experience.

On the injury front, Frankie Raymond (on loan from Reading), is doubtful for the home game tomorrow against Basingstoke (ko 3.00pm). Otherwise, all of our other players are available.

Eastleigh v Basingstoke - Match preview

Match Preview by Kieran James

The Spitfires will face Hampshire rivals Basingstoke Town in their first game of the Blue Square Bet South campaign on Saturday at The Silverlake Stadium.

Eastleigh Football Club have announced this season's squad (http://eastleighfc.blogspot.com/2011/08/squad-news.html), however Ian Baird is closing in on Gary Pryde and ex-Southampton player Jordace Holder-Spooner for the derby clash.

Eastleigh have had a successful pre-season consisting of five wins, two losses and two draws including a resounding 4-1 victory over Saints XI and a 3-2 success at home against a Reading XI.

Basingstoke have had not as many pre-season games as the Spitfires, however they have won three of their games, drawn one (a 2-2 draw against a Reading XI) and lost two.

Leading up to this game, Basingstoke have signed former Spitfire Shaun McAuley. The winger will be returning to the Silverlake Stadium after spending two seasons with the club.

The last time these two teams met a…

Eastleigh young guns shine at Christchurch

By Wendy Gee-
EASTLEIGH sent a team of youngsters to Christchurch on Monday night and came away with a 1-1 friendly draw.

After Ben Osborne had fired Christchurch in front, 16-year-old striker Sam Wilson levelled with a twice-taken penalty after Priory keeper Stewart Kearney had moved too early saving his initial effort.

It was the Spitfires' second penalty of the first half with Gary Pryde having fluffed an earlier chance from the spot.

"It was a very good, competitive game and a good workout for our kids seeing how tough it is against a Wessex League side," said Eastleigh's director of football Dave Malone.

Eastleigh will hold further talks with ex-Saint Jordace Holder-Spooner with a view to sealing a possible move to the Silverlake Stadium ahead of Saturday's Blue Square Bet South opener at home to Basingstoke Town.

Why Aaron is a great incentive

By Wendy Gee-
Eastleigh boss Ian Baird says ex-Saint Jordace Holder-Spooner should use Aaron Martin as his incentive for joining Eastleigh.

The 18-year-old right winger, released by Saints at the end of last season, scored a stunning individual goal as the Spitfires notched up a 2-0 friendly win at Worthing on Saturday.

As of yesterday afternoon, Baird was still waiting to hear back from Holder-Spooner’s family about him committing to Eastleigh next season.

But the Spitfires manager says the teenage trialist need only look to ex-Eastleigh centre-back Martin for a reason to join the Blue Square Bet South club.

“Two years ago Aaron was starting the season with us and on Saturday he kicked off the season playing for Saints against Leeds United in a televised Championship game played in front of a near 26,000 crowd,” said Baird, a former Saints and Leeds striker.

“We’ve got a good record at Eastleigh of getting kids into the professional game and young players like Holder-Spooner hav…

Squad News

With the new season fast approaching, it is worth reporting the players that we have registered (to date) on Blue Square Bet South forms:

Eastleigh FC - 2011/12 Back row (from left to right): Gordon Chittenden, Billy Tsovolos, Ben Wilson, Ross Bottomley, Tom Jordan, Gareth Barfoot, Ian Harris, Mike Green, Jamie Slabber, Jack Vallis, Richard Gillespie, Frankie Raymond.

Front row (from left to right): Ryan O'Hara, Danny Smith, Jamie Brown, Andy Forbes, Kevin Dixon, Kevin Braybrook, Ian Baird, Phil Pearpoint, Andy Cook, Andrew White, Liam Hibberd, Sam Wilson, Adam Cashin-Murray.
Player Profiles
GOALKEEPERS: Gareth Barfoot
Michael Green
DEFENDERS:
Ross Bottomley
Billy Tsovolos
Tom Jordan
Andy Forbes
Jack Vallis
Ben Wilson
MIDFIELDERS:
Danny Smith
Adam Cashin-Murray
Ryan O'Hara
Jamie Brown
Liam Hibberd
STRIKERS:
Jamie Slabber
Richard Gillespie
Andrew White
Sam Wilson
In addition, we have two players on a trial basis - Gary Pryde & Jordace Holder-Spooner - and one …

Friendly on Monday

Over the weekend we have been invited to participate in a hastily arranged friendly at Christchurch FC - on Monday night (kick off 7.45pm).

Our team will consist of the majority of our full time youngsters, plus several promising players from our Reserve squad.

Apologies for the late announcement - but as stated, the game has only been arranged over the weekend.

Worthing 0-2 Eastleigh

CoveritlLive - Eastleigh v Basingstoke Town

http://eastleighfc.coverpage.coveritlive.com/
Next Saturday, 13th August, Eastleigh's 2011/12 Blue Square Bet South campaign kicks off with a home game against Basingstoke Town.
I will be testing a new service using a program called CoveritLive for Saturday's game, which will bring all of the usual twitter match updates throughout the afternoon as part of the coverage.

August Fixtures - Revision 1

Eastleigh Football Club Fixture List August 2011 Revision One Revision One – Suburban League fixtures added and Wyvern friendly v Winchester Castle cancelled 
FIRST XI

Wednesday 3rd - Home to Southampton XI - Friendly, 7.45pm
Saturday 6th - away to Worthing - Friendly, 3pm.
Saturday 13th - Home to Basingstoke Town - Blue Square Bet South, 3pm
Tuesday 16th - away to Truro City - Blue Square Bet South, 7.45pm
Saturday 20th - away to Tonbridge Angels - Blue Square Bet South, 3pm
Tuesday 23rd - Home to Woking - Blue Square Bet South, 7.45pm
Friday 26th - away to Dorchester Town - Blue Square Bet South, 7.45pm
Monday 29th - Home to Weston Super Mare - Blue Square Bet South, 3pm

SUBURBAN LEAGUE SIDE

Tuesday 2nd - away to GE Hamble - Friendly, 7.45pm
Tuesday 9th - away to Blackfield & Langley - Friendly, 7.30pm
Saturday 20th - Home to Ton…

Eastleigh to take second look at Ex-Saint

By Wendy Gee-
EASTLEIGH boss Ian Baird wants to take another look at ex-Saint Jordace Holder-Spooner to tomorrow's final pre-season friendly at Worthing.
The 18-year-old right winger was a surprise inclusion in the Spitfires side which tore a Saints XI apart 4-1 at the Silverlake Stadium on Wednesday.
Since being released from St Mary's at the end of last season, the pacy Reading-based teenager has been on trial with AFC Bournemouth.
Baird liked what he saw of him during a 60-minute run-out against Saints and, all being well, will include Holder-Spooner in his travelling party to face Ryman Division One South outfit Worthing.
"We got the nod before the Saints game to play Holder-Spooner and he did well," said Baird. "I'd like to see him again.
"But whether we've got the funds to offer him a deal, I don't know."
With striker Andrew White, goalkeeper Mike Green, winger Ryan O'Hara and on-loan Reading midfielder/left back Frankie Raymond now on …