BOSS Ben Strevens knows Eastleigh must start winning at home if their Vanarama National League play-off dreams are to become a reality.

Just one defeat in 14 league games suggests the Spitfires have what it takes to be up among the division’s front-runners come the end of the campaign.

But, when it comes to winning games, the majority of their success has been achieved away from the Silverlake Stadium and, realistically, Strevens knows they will have to boost their home points tally if they are to reach their end goal.

Saturday’s 2-2 result against Andy Hessenthaler’s Dover was their fourth home draw on the bounce and, all told, Eastleigh have won just three out of 12 league games at the Silverlake this term.

On the road, it’s been a totally different story, with Strevens’ men having won the last five on their travels.

Given that Eastleigh were 2-1 down heading into the last five minutes against Dover, Strevens was pleased to have dug out a point thanks to Paul McCallum’s 86th-minute header.

But he acknowledged: “We’re averaging four points every two games, but that’s by getting away wins and it’s frustrating because we don’t want to put too much pressure on our away form.

“Sometimes you might need to take the odd draw away from home and back that up with a home win.

“The boys are desperate to win at home but, for whatever reason, at the moment they can’t quite get there.

“But we’re more than capable of winning home games and we’ll need to if we’re going to get where we want to be.

“We’ll keep working on it and I’m sure it’ll turn as the season goes on.”

Next up for the Spitfires is a trip to fourth-placed Wrexham on Saturday (3pm).