EASTLEIGH are out of the FA Trophy following an incredible capitulation against Wealdstone.

The Spitfires, in action for the first time in two weeks following a positive COVID-19 test at the club, looked set to cruise through to to the fourth round of the competition against their National League rivals.

An early brace from Ryan Hill as well as an Andrew Boyce strike gave Eastleigh a 3-0 lead at half-time.

However, the hosts stormed back after the restart with Charlie Wakefield pulling one back, before the Stones were awarded a penalty, which Ross Flitney saved from Dennon Lewis.

But the joy was short-lived as Jack Cawley headed in from the resulting corner, before Lewis was on target to tie the contest later on.

And Wealdstone were not done there, completing the comeback to go 4-3 up in stoppage time, courtesy of a Jacob Mendy effort.

But there was still time for one more late twist.

Despite chucking away their three-goal cushion, Eastleigh rallied and should have snatched an equaliser at the death.

After Hill was tripped in the box, the Spitfires were awarded a penalty, but they failed to convert from 12 yards with Dan Smith thwarted by keeper Stuart Moore as Wealdstone progressed.

Eastleigh return to league action at FC Halifax Town tomorrow (7pm).

Eastleigh: Flitney, Blair, Partington, Boyce (Wynter, h-t), Scorey, Green, Bearwish, Miley, Hill, Smith, House (Baggie, 64).

Unused subs: Philpott, Hollands, Payne, Smart, Barnett.