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Welling v Eastleigh - Match preview

Match preview by Kieran James

Ian Baird’s Spitfires will look to claim only their second win in their last nine league games as they play third place Welling United away at Park View Road (3pm Kick Off).

Eastleigh did however manage to pick up a point away to Weston-Super-Mare on Easter Monday away at The Woodspring Stadium. The game ended as a 0-0 stalemate, which extends The Spitfires drought of no goals in their last two games.

Welling United however are enjoying life in the Blue quare Bet South sitting nicely in third place - their last game was at home to already relegated Thurrock at Park View Road.

Midfielder Harry Baker scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory for The Wings which moved them one step closer to secure a third place spot.

The last time these two teams played was earlier in the season and it saw somewhat of an upset as Eastleigh ran out comfortable winners that day.

Michael Green made an instant impact on his return to the Silverlake Stadium, the 22-year-old left back had a solid game and opened the scoring with a twenty yard low drive on goal following a free kick.

With The Wings down to ten men, Michael Green then set up Sam Wilson’s second half replacement Jordace Holder-Spooner on a run, who did very well to set up Richard Gillespie with a fantastic flick. The striker netted his first goal of the season with a cool finish.

Graeme Montgomery (now at Boreham Wood) then went on a run of his own and made no mistake with the finish to secure all three points for The Spitfires.

The last time these two teams played at Park View Road, The Spitfires came out on the wrong side of a 4-2 score line. Tony Taggart (now at Sutton United) and Richard Gillespie scored the Eastleigh goals with Lee Clarke scoring all four goals for Welling United.



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Fixtures 2017/2018

Eastleigh will begin the 2017/18 season away at Bromley on the 5th August.

Richard Hill's Spitfires will face their first home match of the season against Sutton United.

First 4 fixtures -

5/8 @bromleyfc (A)
8/8 @suttonunited (H)
12/8 @Dag_RedFC (H)
15/8 @wokingfc (A)#Spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 5, 2017
Last 4 fixtures -

7/4 @Wrexham_AFC (H)
14/4 @GatesheadFC (A)
21/4 @thesilkmen (H)
28 @SolihullMoors (A)#Spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 5, 2017
🎄Christmas period -

23/12 @Dag_RedFC (A)
26/12 @TUFC1899 (H)
30/12 @wokingfc (H)
1/1 @TUFC1899 (A)#Spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) July 5, 2017
Eastleigh's National League fixtures unveiled for 2017/18 EASTLEIGH will kick off the new National League season away from home.