EASTLEIGH’S month-long wait for a Vanarama National League win is over following today's terrific 2-1 result at Hartlepool United.

Two goals in four early second-half minutes catapulted the Spitfires to victory, ending the hosts’ five-game unbeaten run in the process.

The deadlock was broken on 48 minutes when Eastleigh skipper and defender Callum Howe, on loan from Lincoln City, scrambled the ball home from a corner.

Four minutes later Mark Yeates doubled the advantage, half-volleying from the edge of the box into them bottom left-hand corner.

Substitutes Devante Rodney and Connor Simpson brought Hartlepool belatedly to life and, in time added on, Jack Munns halved the deficit.

The result ends a run of six league games without a win for Eastleigh – five of them draws – and leaves them in 15th place, six points behind leaders Sutton.

A delighted Howe tweeted: "Big win today from the boys pleased to get my first goal of the season too .. thanks to the fans who made the long trip."

Next up is home game against Chester on Saturday (September 30, 3pm).