EASTLEIGH have slotted an additional fixture into their pre-season programme.

Richard Hill’s Spitfires will take on an AFC Bournemouth XI at the Silverlake Stadium this coming Tuesday (July 25), kicking off at 7pm.

It will be Eastleigh’s first opportunity to play on their newly-laid pitch after the scheduled friendlies against AFC Wimbledon and Portsmouth were cancelled.

The Spitfires had been due to entertain Newport County this Saturday, but that too was called off.

Hill’s men are instead travelling to Sydenhams Premier outfit Alton tomorrow evening (Friday, 7.45pm) to get some practice on 3G ahead of their Vanarama National League opener on Bromley’s new artificial surface on August 5.

The Cherries’ visit on Tuesday is much appreciated by all at the Silverlake.

A Spitfires statement said: “With what has been a fairly disruptive pre-season schedule, the club would like to thank Bournemouth for stepping in at late notice.

“Richard and his team feel an additional game against League opposition will be beneficial to all.”

Admission for the Bournemouth match is £5 adults, £3 concessions and free for under-7s.

Tickets are available from the ticket office from 9am today (Friday) and will also be available on the night.

Weekend friendlies.

Friday, July 21.

Alton v Eastleigh.

Christchurch v Chichester City (8.00).

Hythe & Dibden v Brockenhurst.

Sholing v Whitchurch Utd (7.30).

Saturday, July 22.

Andover Town v Basingstoke Town.

Bashley v Winchester City.

Brockenhurst Development v Hamworthy Rec Res.

Colden Common v Totton & Eling.

Fleetlands v Alresford Town (2.00).

Havant & Waterlooville v Sutton Utd.

Horndean v Bognor Regis.

Pagham v Fareham Town (1.30).

Winchester Castle v AFC Stoneham (2.00).

*Friendlies may be subject to change.