EASTLEIGH boss Richard Hill revealed he was "embarrassed" by the performance in Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Maidenhead United in the National League.

The Spitfires went 2-0 down after just 13 minutes but despite a second half fightback, it was not enough to turn around the result.

The result leaves Eastleigh in 11th place in the league before they host Boreham Wood in the FA Cup next weekend.

Speaking to the official club media, Hill said: "That is not good enough. I am absolutely embarrassed by that performance.

"It is okay playing when you are 2-0 down and pinning them back. That was the design of the game, (Maidenhead) sat deep. That is not good enough.

"I have just told the players that it is not acceptable. You cannot come away from home and start a game of football like that."

Hill made two substitutions during the first half of the game with Aidan Barlow and Nigel Atangana replacing Corey Panter and Jayden Harris.

The Eastleigh manager admitted that he could have made more changes at the time.

He added: "I could have changed 11. We had to try and get a bit of ascendency. We had to try and get a goal before half time.

"I have looked at myself. I have looked at my performance over the last week. There are things that I need to improve on. Likewise, there is a lot that the players need to improve on."