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FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round Draw - Eastleigh v Oxford City

Eastleigh FC make their ninth consecutive season's appearance in the FA Challenge Cup Third Qualifying Round and have been rewarded with a home tie against Skrill Northern Division side Oxford City. The match will be played at The Silverlake Stadium on Saturday 12th October, 3pm kick off. Eastleigh will be looking for revenge for the defeat at home to Oxford City at the same stage two years ago.

The purse for winning the Third Qualifying Round tie is £7,500.

Previous Third Qualifying Round results have been:

1981/82 Eastleigh 2 Dorchester Town 4

2004/5 Tiverton Town 2 Eastleigh 2 : Replay Eastleigh 1 Tiverton Town 2

2006/7 Eastleigh 0 Salisbury City 1

2007/8 Eastleigh 5 Clevedon Town 0

2008/9 Burgess Hill Town 2 Eastleigh 1

2009/10 Eastleigh 2 Basingstoke Town 0

2010/11 Clevedon Town 0 Eastleigh 5

2011/12 Eastleigh 1 Oxford City 3

2012/13 Gloucester City 1 Eastleigh 0

The Third Qualifying Round draw including all Skrill Southern Division sides reads:

Yate Town v Gloucester City or Havant &a…

A Reason to be cheerful

Even in such a modern fast-moving world, there are not many industries to rival football for the speed with which circumstances can change. Nevertheless, during the course of the last four years, a lot has happened to Jai Reason.
The 23 year-old, the chief creative spark in Eastleigh’s ever improving team under the charge of Richard Hill, arrived at the Silverlake in the summer of 2012. In keeping with what had been a turbulent recent period in Jai’s football life, Ian Baird, the manager who had brought him to the club, was removed from his post with the new season only weeks old.
Having taken the decision to step down from playing Conference Premier football with Braintree Town, it could have made for an unsettling period for one of the Spitfires’ marquee signings.
‘It happens in football. You get different managers at different clubs and, at that particular point in time, the club wasn’t going in the direction that the chairman wanted it to go and it’s entirely up to him what he…

October Fixtures

Eastleigh Football Club Fixture List - October 2013
FIRST XI
Tuesday 1st Home to Whitchurch United, Hampshire Senior Cup Second Round - 7.45pm
Saturday 5th Home to Concord Rangers, The Skrill South - 3pm 
Tuesday 8th away to Ebbsfleet United, The Skrill South - 7.45pm
Saturday 12th Home to Oxford City, FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round - 3pm
Saturday 19th Home to Staines Town, The Skrill South - 3pm
Saturday 26th away to Dover Athletic, The Skrill South - 3pm

FCYA

Wednesday 2nd Home to Salisbury City 2pm

Wednesday 9th away to Oxford United 2pm

Wednesday 23rd Home to Oxford City 2pm

U18’s

Sunday 6th away to AFC Totton 2pm

Sunday 20th Home to Petersfield Town 2pm

Sunday 27th away to Fleet Town 2pm

U16’s

Blues

Sunday 6th away to Eastleigh Yth Whites

Sunday 20th Home to Sholing Yth Whites

Whites

Sunday 6th Home to Eastleigh Yth Blues

Sunday 20th away to Sholing Yth Reds

Upcoming fixtures at the Silverlake Stadium

Eastleigh at home to Mangotsfield in FA Cup

Eastleigh have been drawn at home to Mangotsfield United in the FA Cup second qualifying round. The tie will be played at the Silverlake Stadium on Saturday 28th September 2013, 3pm kick off.
Richard Hill's Skrill Conference South leaders will face a Mangos side who sit fifth to bottom of the Southern One South & West.
Mangotsfield beat Winchester City in the previous round of the competition.
The FA Cup with Budweiser Second Round Qualifying
Saturday 28 September 2013
Winning clubs receive £4500 from The FA's prize fundClick here for fixtures

The Draw

1 Runcorn Linnets v Cammell Laird
2 Guiseley v Bradford (Park Avenue)
3 Frickley Athletic v Marske United
4 Scarborough Athletic v Penrith
5 Jarrow Roofing Boldon CA v Guisborough Town or Bishop Auckland
6 Curzon Ashton v Lancaster City
7 Workington v Burscough
8 Stockport County v Brighouse Town
9 Ossett Town or Bamber Bridge v Warrington Town or New Mills
10 AFC Fylde v Ashton United
11 Colwyn Bay v Harrogate Town
12 Vauxhall Motors v Cho…

Plenty of fight left in Todd

One year in the job for Hill

Daily Echo article by Wendy Gee
IT was a year ago yesterday that Richard Hill was appointed manager of Eastleigh.
And what better way to celebrate 12 months in charge than leading his side to Maidenhead United tomorrow in pole position in the Skrill Conference South.
It hasn’t always been plain sailing for the former Northampton Town and Oxford United player, who cut his managerial teeth as right-hand man to the likes of John Gregory, Brian Little and Andy Hessenthaler in the professional game.
Still hung over from a poor start to last season, the Spitfires looked more like relegation fodder than promotion material when they plunged second-to-bottom on January 5 this year.
But Hill’s decision to draft in quality defensive reinforcements transformed their season and, having unluckily lost on penalties in May’s play-off semi-final at Dover, Eastleigh are well placed to go all the way this time.
“Have I enjoyed my year at Eastleigh? I’ve loved it,” said Hill.
“I try not to get too high w…

Player Photos 2013/14

Pictures courtesy of Tony Smith

Squad Photo 2013/2014

Free entry - Eastleigh v Hayes & Yeading

Free For All!

On Saturday 21st September 2013 Eastleigh FC will be opening its gates to all for FREE as part of our continued support for our first team.
Match Details: Eastleigh FC vs Hayes and Yeading Utd FC
Kick off: 3.00pm Admission: FREE for all
For all enquiries please contact our team on 02380 613 361.
So why not come and support your local team and experience an Eastleigh match day.
Please see our attached flyer for this game. Free Entry for Hayes and Yeading Free Entry for Hayes and Yeading by Eastleigh FC

Eastleigh sign Damian Batt

Eastleigh have today captured the signature of Damian Batt, a week after leaving Oxford United retiring from professional football to concentrate on his own business. Damian has linked up with Eastleigh despite several offers from other Clubs to take the talented defender on board.
Batt who is 29 a week today, was born in Welwyn Garden City and started his career with Norwich City though joined Dagenham & Redbridge before making an appearance for the Canaries. After leaving Dagenham Batt joined Barnet where he made 37 appearances in their Division Two side before leaving to sign for St Albans City. 
Stevenage Borough were next on Batt’s travels then spells at Woking, Fisher Athletic and Grays Athletic before linking up with Oxford United where he made 161 appearances helping them to the 2010 Conference National Play Off Final victory.
Batt joins the squad for Saturday’s fixture away at Maidenhead United.