Pompey, we're coming to get you!

Jai Reason

Jai Reason

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Pompey FC We’re Coming For You’ was the chant as Eastleigh stormed back to the top of Skrill South.

Jai Reason scored his second hat-trick of the season in a 6-0 win against rock-bottom Dorchester that took Eastleigh a step nearer the Conference – as Pompey slipped nearer the League Two trapdoor.

Bromley’s defeat at Staines Town means the Spitfires are two points clear at the top with two games in hand on their main rivals, who have just seven games left – including a visit from the Spitfires in a fortnight’s time.

Meanwhile, Pompey’s 3-0 defeat at League Two leaders Rochdale means they are just a point clear of the drop zone into the Conference. Like most of his teammates, Reason was outstanding last night, scoring twice in the first half before completing his treble ten minutes from time.

He reacted quickest in the penalty area when Ben Wright’s shot was saved by Alan Walker-Harris to give the Spitfires a 16th -minute lead.

And it was from Reason’s corner that Chris Todd doubled the lead a minute later, heading home at the near post.

Wright fired the third into the far corner after rounding Sam Lanahan in the 41st minute.

Then Reason had a shot saved before curling a wonderful second goal into the top corner to give Eastleigh a 4-0 half-time lead.

Charlie Losasso’s crosses from the left were the only real threat to Eastleigh in the first half and goalkeeper Ross Flitney had little else to deal before saving from Elliott Chamberlain late on. Reason must have thought he had scored his third in the 70th minute, only to see his powerful 18-yarder thud back off the inside of a post.

But in the 80th-minute he completed his hat-trick with a cleverly executed tap-in from substitute Yemi Odubade’s cross.

It was Odubade who completed the scoring with an emphatic swivel volley on a night that saw two players make their Eastleigh debuts; left-sided forward Dan Wishart, a loan signing from Alfreton, and 17 year-old left-back Jack Masterton.

The only disappointment for Eastleigh was a crowd of just 544, but the win was the biggest of manager Richard Hill’s 18 months at the Silverlake.

He said: “It was up there with some of our free-flowing performances at the end of last season but we had a 25-minute spell where I wasn’t totally happy.”

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7:19am Wed 26 Mar 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

just keeps getting better
just keeps getting better likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 26

7:51am Wed 26 Mar 14

Ozmosis says...

Brilliant! :-D
Brilliant! :-D Ozmosis
  • Score: 18

8:08am Wed 26 Mar 14

Chipster says...

Love it when a plan comes together and god bless Agent Barker!
Love it when a plan comes together and god bless Agent Barker! Chipster
  • Score: 21

8:24am Wed 26 Mar 14

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

Can't wait to be at the Silverlake for the South Coast derby

And at Basingstoke the year after
Can't wait to be at the Silverlake for the South Coast derby And at Basingstoke the year after There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire
  • Score: 21

10:04am Wed 26 Mar 14

ToastyTea says...

I'm pretty sure they would have been singing "you dirty skate b@a$tards" not Pompey FC.
Would love for this to happen anyway seeing as we won't be seeing them any time soon.
I'm pretty sure they would have been singing "you dirty skate b@a$tards" not Pompey FC. Would love for this to happen anyway seeing as we won't be seeing them any time soon. ToastyTea
  • Score: 14

10:09am Wed 26 Mar 14

Outside of the Box says...

WTFILN
WTFILN Outside of the Box
  • Score: 12

11:53am Wed 26 Mar 14

Golden_Salamander says...

The Easter Monday fixture of Northampton v Cheats Fc should be interested, especially as Northampton will have an EXTRA DAYS REST (their other Easter fixture is Good Friday instead of the Cheats on Easter Saturday).
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At the start of the season they SHOULD HAVE STARTED on MINUS 10 (from the Football League), but we all live in hope that their cheating over the years is finally going to get the correct punishment.
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Wouldn't it be nice if they swap places with Luton after all they were badly treated by the FA for playing agents from their Holding Company and the FA gave them a 10 point penalty whereas the FA took no action against the Cheats for all their Financial tricks.
The Easter Monday fixture of Northampton v Cheats Fc should be interested, especially as Northampton will have an EXTRA DAYS REST (their other Easter fixture is Good Friday instead of the Cheats on Easter Saturday). . At the start of the season they SHOULD HAVE STARTED on MINUS 10 (from the Football League), but we all live in hope that their cheating over the years is finally going to get the correct punishment. . Wouldn't it be nice if they swap places with Luton after all they were badly treated by the FA for playing agents from their Holding Company and the FA gave them a 10 point penalty whereas the FA took no action against the Cheats for all their Financial tricks. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 28

12:23pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Little Hitler says...

It's good to see the Skates find a rival more suited to them. Us and them was always a gross mis-match.
It's good to see the Skates find a rival more suited to them. Us and them was always a gross mis-match. Little Hitler
  • Score: 15

2:03pm Wed 26 Mar 14

St.Ray says...

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire wrote:
Can't wait to be at the Silverlake for the South Coast derby

And at Basingstoke the year after
Silverlake?? Wasn't that a vehicle scrapyard at one time? Maybe it will become the "Scrapyard of Dreams"
[quote][p][bold]There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire[/bold] wrote: Can't wait to be at the Silverlake for the South Coast derby And at Basingstoke the year after[/p][/quote]Silverlake?? Wasn't that a vehicle scrapyard at one time? Maybe it will become the "Scrapyard of Dreams" St.Ray
  • Score: 9

6:10pm Wed 26 Mar 14

pompey in spain says...

you pups
you pups pompey in spain
  • Score: -13

6:27pm Wed 26 Mar 14

DisplacedFan says...

And I thought five trophies would help them and of course, the bestest fans.
And I thought five trophies would help them and of course, the bestest fans. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 7

6:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

florida saint says...

come on Eastleigh get promotion. then stuff the fish fiddlers.
come on Eastleigh get promotion. then stuff the fish fiddlers. florida saint
  • Score: 12

6:46pm Wed 26 Mar 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

They will find their right place . At the BOTTOM LIKE it LIKE it LIKE LIKE LIKE IT !!!!
They will find their right place . At the BOTTOM LIKE it LIKE it LIKE LIKE LIKE IT !!!! SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 6

7:51pm Wed 26 Mar 14

FaceonaBus says...

Great to see justice , in the sense of league positions, being dealt out. Its a bit of karma for all the normal folks companies and charities that were ripped off, yes ripped off, by the cup buying skates. I am a Saint through and through but will share my loyalties for the new south coast derby. I bet the skunts will be surprised at how many fans eastleigh have for the south coast derby matches. Life has a funny way of getting you back. Should have paid your bills . WTFILN. COYR COYR COYR
Great to see justice , in the sense of league positions, being dealt out. Its a bit of karma for all the normal folks companies and charities that were ripped off, yes ripped off, by the cup buying skates. I am a Saint through and through but will share my loyalties for the new south coast derby. I bet the skunts will be surprised at how many fans eastleigh have for the south coast derby matches. Life has a funny way of getting you back. Should have paid your bills . WTFILN. COYR COYR COYR FaceonaBus
  • Score: 8

9:46am Thu 27 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Golden_Salamander wrote:
The Easter Monday fixture of Northampton v Cheats Fc should be interested, especially as Northampton will have an EXTRA DAYS REST (their other Easter fixture is Good Friday instead of the Cheats on Easter Saturday).
.
At the start of the season they SHOULD HAVE STARTED on MINUS 10 (from the Football League), but we all live in hope that their cheating over the years is finally going to get the correct punishment.
.
Wouldn't it be nice if they swap places with Luton after all they were badly treated by the FA for playing agents from their Holding Company and the FA gave them a 10 point penalty whereas the FA took no action against the Cheats for all their Financial tricks.
Totally agree, GS, except that Luton got hit with 30 points. They were under new owners and yet had to start the season practically relegated. My Brother-in-law's a big Hatters fan and went to Wembley the year they went down to see them win the JP. Like us, they packed Wembley with as many fans as they were allowed and, from what I remember, when Mawhinney went on the pitch to shake the players' hands, the Luton fans turned their backs. Nice touch!
[quote][p][bold]Golden_Salamander[/bold] wrote: The Easter Monday fixture of Northampton v Cheats Fc should be interested, especially as Northampton will have an EXTRA DAYS REST (their other Easter fixture is Good Friday instead of the Cheats on Easter Saturday). . At the start of the season they SHOULD HAVE STARTED on MINUS 10 (from the Football League), but we all live in hope that their cheating over the years is finally going to get the correct punishment. . Wouldn't it be nice if they swap places with Luton after all they were badly treated by the FA for playing agents from their Holding Company and the FA gave them a 10 point penalty whereas the FA took no action against the Cheats for all their Financial tricks.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, GS, except that Luton got hit with 30 points. They were under new owners and yet had to start the season practically relegated. My Brother-in-law's a big Hatters fan and went to Wembley the year they went down to see them win the JP. Like us, they packed Wembley with as many fans as they were allowed and, from what I remember, when Mawhinney went on the pitch to shake the players' hands, the Luton fans turned their backs. Nice touch! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

11:19am Thu 27 Mar 14

soton1980 says...

Relegation would be karma as far as Im concerned. I vividly remember the torrent of abuse and gloating from many Pompey fans on this site when we were in trouble and they were still in the Premier League. It went far beyond mere banter and a lot of it had malicious undertones.
Relegation would be karma as far as Im concerned. I vividly remember the torrent of abuse and gloating from many Pompey fans on this site when we were in trouble and they were still in the Premier League. It went far beyond mere banter and a lot of it had malicious undertones. soton1980
  • Score: 1

11:22am Thu 27 Mar 14

Golden_Salamander says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Golden_Salamander wrote:
The Easter Monday fixture of Northampton v Cheats Fc should be interested, especially as Northampton will have an EXTRA DAYS REST (their other Easter fixture is Good Friday instead of the Cheats on Easter Saturday).
.
At the start of the season they SHOULD HAVE STARTED on MINUS 10 (from the Football League), but we all live in hope that their cheating over the years is finally going to get the correct punishment.
.
Wouldn't it be nice if they swap places with Luton after all they were badly treated by the FA for playing agents from their Holding Company and the FA gave them a 10 point penalty whereas the FA took no action against the Cheats for all their Financial tricks.
Totally agree, GS, except that Luton got hit with 30 points. They were under new owners and yet had to start the season practically relegated. My Brother-in-law's a big Hatters fan and went to Wembley the year they went down to see them win the JP. Like us, they packed Wembley with as many fans as they were allowed and, from what I remember, when Mawhinney went on the pitch to shake the players' hands, the Luton fans turned their backs. Nice touch!
I know luton ended up with 30 points. That was made up of 20 from the FL for their 3rd Admin in 10 years (Bournemouth / Rotherham got 17 for 2 Admins) plus 10 points from the FA for breach of FA rules on Bank Accounts.
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Their punishment begs the questions :-
1/ Why didn't the FL give the Cheats more than 10 points for multiple Admins in 10 years ? imo they should have got 17 like Bournemouth/Rotherha
m.
2/ As I understand it Luton paid Agents from their Holding Co's Bank Account. I think the sums involved were only something like 160k paid for with the wrong cheque book. Whereas the Cheats at that time had one Bank Account frozen so they opened a new one with a firm of solicitors in London (Client Account) YET The FA took NO ACTION.
.
imo it would be nice if they swapped places with Luton this year because of the DOUBLE STANDARDS shown by the FA.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Golden_Salamander[/bold] wrote: The Easter Monday fixture of Northampton v Cheats Fc should be interested, especially as Northampton will have an EXTRA DAYS REST (their other Easter fixture is Good Friday instead of the Cheats on Easter Saturday). . At the start of the season they SHOULD HAVE STARTED on MINUS 10 (from the Football League), but we all live in hope that their cheating over the years is finally going to get the correct punishment. . Wouldn't it be nice if they swap places with Luton after all they were badly treated by the FA for playing agents from their Holding Company and the FA gave them a 10 point penalty whereas the FA took no action against the Cheats for all their Financial tricks.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, GS, except that Luton got hit with 30 points. They were under new owners and yet had to start the season practically relegated. My Brother-in-law's a big Hatters fan and went to Wembley the year they went down to see them win the JP. Like us, they packed Wembley with as many fans as they were allowed and, from what I remember, when Mawhinney went on the pitch to shake the players' hands, the Luton fans turned their backs. Nice touch![/p][/quote]I know luton ended up with 30 points. That was made up of 20 from the FL for their 3rd Admin in 10 years (Bournemouth / Rotherham got 17 for 2 Admins) plus 10 points from the FA for breach of FA rules on Bank Accounts. . Their punishment begs the questions :- 1/ Why didn't the FL give the Cheats more than 10 points for multiple Admins in 10 years ? imo they should have got 17 like Bournemouth/Rotherha m. 2/ As I understand it Luton paid Agents from their Holding Co's Bank Account. I think the sums involved were only something like 160k paid for with the wrong cheque book. Whereas the Cheats at that time had one Bank Account frozen so they opened a new one with a firm of solicitors in London (Client Account) YET The FA took NO ACTION. . imo it would be nice if they swapped places with Luton this year because of the DOUBLE STANDARDS shown by the FA. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 3

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