Away-day gloom continues for Eastleigh

Eastleigh scorer Damian Scannell

Eastleigh scorer Damian Scannell

First published in Sport

EASTLEIGH’S poor away form continued as they were beaten 2-1 by Sutton United in the Blue Square Bet South..

The Spitfires brought in recently signed goalkeeper Ross Flitney at the expense of Jack Dovey, the only change to their starting line-up.

Early on James Folkes had a shot blocked for the home team and ex-Spitfire Marvin Williams put in a cross that no one could get a decisive touch to.

Eastleigh fell behind in the 41st minute when a penalty was awarded for handball and Sam Rents converted.

Eastleigh went close a couple of times in the latter stages of the half - notably a Chris Todd header from a corner.

Sutton had to defend deeply for long periods of the second half, but the Spitfires could not force a breakthrough.

Substitute Dale Binns went closest with a header tipped over the bar and Eastleigh also had a strong penalty appeal turned down.

Sutton made it 2-0 eight minutes from time when Craig Dundas converted a corner.

Shortly afterwards the Us' James Stuart received a second yellow card and, earlier, Eastleigh manager Richard Hill had been sent to the stands.

In time added on Damian Scannell scored a consolation goal for Eastleigh, but it was too late to rescue a point.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree