EASTLEIGH have been drawn to face National League rivals Boreham Wood in the FA Cup first round for the third year in succession. 

A dominant display from the Spitfires in a 1-0 win over Dover Athletic put them into the hat for the FA Cup first round thanks to a second-half goal from Charlie Carter.

Carter opened the scoring in the 60th minute giving Eastleigh a well-deserved lead that they never looked like losing.

Paul McCallum was inches away from doubling the lead in the 84th minute, striking the left post before Enzio Boldewijn then went on to hit the opposite post.

Long-serving goalkeeper Joe McDonnell produced a fantastic save in added time to keep the Spitfires ahead after the ball rebounded off a Dover attacker into his path.

Assistant manager, Jason Bristow, told club media: “I think equally if we'd won the game by several more goals, I don't think anyone could've complained.

"They’ve got bodies on the line and the keeper made some good saves so it did get to the point where you think, will it be one of those days?

"There were some frustrating bits but the lads know that. Today was about getting through. It’s never easy in these games and we did it comfortably."

Corey Panter, who played his first 90 minutes since returning from injury, added: "It's good to get back into the swing of things.

“Get the ball rolling again and be out on the pitch with the lads, as well as a good 1-0 win. I don’t think we’ve kept too many clean sheets this year.

"I want to stay fit, I had a bit of an annoying injury for the last eight months so I want to stay fit and get to enjoy it again.

"Hopefully, I can play again next week. I want to reach my personal targets, and hopefully, we get the three points and can keep winning.”