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Chester 3-1 Eastleigh

Eastleigh slipped to 13th in the table after a second defeat in as many games. Chester ran out 3-1 winners. Mark Yeates the Spitfires' goalscorer.

Reaction from Andy Hessenthaler: “We said before the game that the work ethic had been tremendous for the last nine or ten games but the problem is that we’ve kept conceding goals and it’s caught up with us now.

“I wasn’t disappointed with the performance last week (a 2-0 home defeat by Boreham Wood) but after today everyone has got to look at themselves.

“We can’t keep conceding goals the way we are.

"It's up to myself and the coaching staff to get that right but, ultimately, it comes down to the players. They've let us down today."

Maidenhead 3-1 Eastleigh

Ayo Obileye netted his seventh goal of the season from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time to make it 1-1, but the Spitfires lost 3-1 away at Maidenhead after two second-half goals.

Eastleigh: Stack, Hoyte, Togwell, Cresswell, Wood (Shaw 72), McCallum (Constable 79), Yeates (Williamson 72), Zebroski, Obileye, Miley, Matthews. Booked: McCallum, Hoyte.

Reaction from Andy Hessenthaler and Ayo Obileye following a third straight defeat.
.@EastleighFC manager Andy Hessenthaler says his players need to start "earning their money" after defeat at Maidenhead

It was Eastleigh's third straight defeat in @TheNationalLge#Spitfirespic.twitter.com/bRLf8mfd5C — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) February 20, 2018
A 7⃣th @EastleighFC goal of the season for @AyoObileye couldn't inspire the #Spitfires to victory. The defender has spoken to @Ian_Wilding1 after the 3-1 defeat @MUFCYorkRoadpic.twitter.com/dXgjuusVmY — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) February 20, 2018

AFC Fylde 2-2 Eastleigh

Ryan Broom scored twice to help maintain Eastleigh's unbeaten run, which now stretches to nine games in the National League.

Spitfires boss Andy Hessenthaler reflecting on the point said: “I think it was a fair result.

“The way we started the game was tremendous. We pinned them back and we got the goal.

“But Fylde are a good side. They’re young, they have very good movement and they take risks. It’s hard to stop their flow of play, but we dug in and defended really well.

“They equalised, but we responded straight afterwards with an absolutely fantastic goal. It was a sublime finish by Ryan who had an exceptional afternoon on his first start.

“It (Fylde's late equaliser) was a little bit frustrating when we were so close to getting all three points, but this was a good point and a valuable one against a decent side.

“My target when I took over was two points a game. I’ve had eight games and we’re actually two points ahead of that target with 18.

“We’ve now got to build on that …

Ronnie Moore leaves Eastleigh

Ronnie Moore has left Eastleigh after just three months and 21 games in charge.

A club statement read as follows:

"The club would like to announce that due to personal circumstances over the past few weeks the club have agreed to terminate Ronnie Moore’s contract with immediate effect.
"The club have nothing further to add at this time and will make further announcements in due course." .@eastleighfc chairman @stewartdonald3 talks to @BBCRadioSolent following Ronnie Moore's departur... https://t.co/biNQUuvKQM via @audioBoom — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) November 30, 2016
The club can confirm that Ronnie Moore has left the club due to personal circumstances #Spitfires — Eastleigh FC (@EastleighFC) November 30, 2016
My family are all good don't worry about us ,all the best to everyone at Eastleigh — ronnie moore (@ronniemoore53) November 30, 2016
.@EastleighFC chairman Stewart Donald: "We had a chat today with Ronnie. Its been very sudden but we must mo…

Maidstone 2-3 Eastleigh

Eastleigh continued their recent run of good form to come from 2-1 behind to win 3-2. Ayo Obileye scored twice for the Spitfires and Ryan Broom netted on his debut to make it seven games unbeaten for Andy Hessenthaler's side.

Here's what the Eastleigh manager had to say reflecting on the win: “I don’t think we played particularly well today, but you’ve got to give Maidstone credit, they’re a good footballing team.

“We gave them two goals first half.

"For the first one, the ball went out of play, but it doesn’t matter about that. Ayo’s held his hands up, you can’t give a ball back to Rosco (Flitney) like that and you can’t start games like that.

“Are we going to get a clean sheet this season? I’m not so sure.

“But if we keep winning games 3-2 and 4-3, I’ll take it all day long!

“We’re on a bit of a roll now and we’ll take full confidence to play Hartlepool at home on Saturday.

“If we keep doing that week in, week out until the end of the season, who knows?

“The lads are ta…