Eastleigh are facing an unwanted FA Cup replay after being held to a 2-2 draw at Stourbridge.

The Spitfires showed plenty of fight to twice come behind to draw the game but given an injury crisis their planned fortnight off would have been a great relief.

However, they will now have to host the visit of Stourbridge as the sides go again to decide who makes it to the second round.

Eastleigh boss Ben Strevens said: “With the injury situation I wanted the two weeks off to look after a few and get some reserve games in for some boys who are going to need it.

“I will still probably be able to get in one reserve game probably this week.

“It’s an extra game we could do without but that’s the FA Cup and the nature of it. We will take it back to our place now and we know it will be a difficult match but we deal with it as it comes.”

Southern League Central side Stourbridge twice led through Aaron Lloyd and Will Grocott but Eastleigh hit back both times via Tyrone Barnett and Scott Rendall.

“It was a typical cup tie. It was freezing conditions, pouring with rain for pretty much the whole 90 minutes,” said Strevens.

“Credit to them because they made it really tough for us and there was a lot of fight and determination in their play and good play as well. Their second goal was well worked but we could have done better with that that.

“We could have done better against long throws into the box. It’s a weapon obviously.

“The fight and the endeavour to come back into the game after being behind twice is pleasing but we’ve got to finish the job at home.”