EASTLEIGH coach Jason Bristow insisted Saturday's 5-1 FA Cup victory over Boreham Wood was a reflection of the good work done in preparation for the tie.

Chris Maguire and Ludwig Francillette both scored twice during the rout, while Nigel Atangana also found the net for the Spitfires.

The big win sets up a mouth-watering second-round match-up with former Saints boss Ruben Selles' Reading at the Silverlake Stadium.

Speaking to club media after the game, Bristow said: "That was fantastic, I thought the lads were really good.

'To be fair to Hill (Richard), we have changed a little bit from what we were last week because of personnel and looking at how they (Boreham Wood) play.

"A couple of the goals were a result of that. Full credit to the work that has been done on the training ground and the work that has been done behind the scenes.

"We were disappointed with the way that we conceded just after going ahead. I think the quality of some of the goals and the quality of some of the play was excellent at times.

"Although the result was 5-1, we knew what we were going to be up against. A lot of balls were hard to deal with, dropping down around our earholes and the defenders did really well.

"Joe (McDonnell) has had to play his part as well. He has had to make a couple of saves. I think from 1 to 11, they were fantastic today."

Eastleigh, who had been beaten 3-2 at Maidenhead United a week before, made sure they bounced back from the defeat with a strong showing against their fellow National League outfit.

Bristow was encouraged by the response to the loss but he wanted to ensure that the players maintain the standards shown.

He added: "There have been a disappointing couple of results recently. It is a good performance, a great result.

"We are into the next round of the Cup which is fantastic but it is important that we set standards. That is something that is being demanded of the players, day in and day out now.

"We can not afford for them to drop below that. They have set themselves some levels and we have got to make sure that we continue to reach those.

"If we play like we have today and in spells in other games recently then we are going to have a good season but we have got to make sure that we maintain those."

The Spitfires will travel to Oldham Athletic on Saturday, who are one place above them in the National League table.

The FA Cup second-round tie with Reading is due to take place on the weekend of December 2, with accurate details being revealed in due course.