Pacquette must wait for Spitfires debut

Richard Pacquette

Richard Pacquette

First published in Sport

NEW signing Richard Pacquette will have to wait until Saturday’s Blue Square Bet South trip to Weston-super-Mare to make his Eastleigh debut.

The Spitfires had hoped to unleash the 29-year-old Dominican international on Billericay Town on Saturday but, following a 9.30am inspection at the Silverlake Stadium, the game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Eastleigh made their move for Pacquette, signed on a free transfer from Bromley, after pulling out of the race for young Aldershot Town striker Reece Connolly.

Having scored nine goals during a successful loan spell at Farnborough, the 20-year-old has joined the Cherrywood Road outfit permanently for an undisclosed fee after an unnamed party put up the funds.

Farnborough, though, drew a blank on Saturday, beaten 3-0 at home by Boreham Wood with manager Spencer Day confessing: “We couldn’t buy a goal.”

Eastleigh’s delayed home game against Truro City, already been postponed three times, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 22.

The following midweek (January 29) Richard Hill’s Spitfires – the competition holders – will play a young AFC Bournemouth side in the Hampshire FA Senior Cup quarter-final at New Milton Town FC.


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