SECOND-HALF goals from Dan Smith, Ben House and Tom Bearwish were enough to send Eastleigh into the first round proper of the FA Cup.

Spitfires sealed their place in Monday’s draw after a 3-1 victory over Weston-super-Mare at Silverlake Stadium.

Chris Knowles netted a late consolation for visitors Weston, but Ben Strevens’s side continued their impressive start to the campaign.

Meanwhile, Sholing’s brave run in the competition came to an end with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of National League outfit Torquay United.

Asa Hall’s penalty on the stroke of half-time gave the Gulls the advantage before Josh Umerah’s second-half goal secured Torquay’s place in the first-round draw.