SPITFIRES boss Lee Bradbury feels his side showed too much respect to National League title-chasers Wrexham at Silverlake Stadium.

First-half goals from Ben Tozer and Elliot Lee separated the sides as Hollywood-backed Wrexham ran out 2-0 winners.

Reflecting on the contest, Eastleigh boss Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent: “We saw a good team that are at the top end of the table because they’ve got really good individuals.

“They scored a couple of great goals against us.

“I didn’t think we asked enough questions of them in the first half, a bit too respectful.

“The second half we got about them a little bit more and were on the front foot and a bit more demanding to try and make things happen for us.

“We found it hard to break them down to be honest, but with the players they’ve got in the team, you’d expect that.”

Bradbury also rued the timing of the goals, with Lee striking just before the half-time whistle.

“It was an excellent move for Charlie Carter hitting the crossbar, some great patterns we’d been working on all week and you just want that to go in,” he said.

“At 1-1 it’s a different game and the belief of the boys is much higher than it is after being 2-0, a sucker punch just before half-time.

“I wouldn’t even say their goals were chances. The ball has dropped to him 20, 22 yards out and they’ve both stuck them in the top corner. But they’ve got that quality.

“You go right through the team, they’ve taken players out of league clubs and attracted them to a club to try and have a good race with Notts County and they’re doing that at this moment in time.”

Eastleigh were due to head to Dagenham & Redbridge tonight, but the game was called off due to a frozen pitch.