FORWARD Paul McCallum scored a brace to earn Eastleigh a 2-1 victory against Boreham Wood in the National League.

The Spitfires were facing Luke Garrard's side at the Silverlake Stadium for the second time this season having previously beaten them in the FA Cup.

Eastleigh opened the scoring in the 14th minute when Enzio Boldewijn picked out McCallum with a cutback and he curled into the top corner.

Boreham Wood were not behind for long as Tyrone Marsh smashed in via the underside of the crossbar four minutes later.

Soon after equalising, the Wood had a chance to take the lead but Erico Sousa could only blaze a free kick over the crossbar.

With Richard Hill's advice still fresh in their minds the hosts regained their advantage two minutes into the second half.

McCallum, 30, met Aidan Barlow’s corner with an acrobatic volley for his 15th goal of the season.

Goalkeeper Joe McDonnell was called upon in the 76th minute to deny Femi Ilesanm as the away side looked to level things once more.

Former Spitfire Tom Whelan made a dangerous surge into the box with 10 minutes to go, but could only slice his effort wide.

That transpired to be the final chance of the game as Eastleigh held on for another important three points in the Vanarama National League.

The win has seen Eastleigh rise to 10th in the table, with 30 points from the first 21 games of the season.