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Eastleigh 3-1 Alfreton Town

Eastleigh kept up their Conference play-off hopes with a comfortable victory over struggling 10-man Alfreton Town.

The hosts took the lead through Joe Partington before Karl Hawley restored parity for Alfreton minutes later.

Ben Strevens put Eastleigh in front after he scored from the spot when Simon Lenighan felled Jai Reason.

Alfreton saw Bradley Wood dismissed for two bookings later on before Craig Stanley put Eastleigh out of sight.

Kick-off was delayed by 30 minutes at the Silverlake Stadium when Alfreton's team coach broke down on its way to the ground.

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Hill on Eastleigh v Alfreton Town

Eastleigh boss Richard Hill talking to BBC Radio Solent:

"We have kicked off late, we know the other results and we have to win but that's been the case all along the last 11 games, we have picked up 22 points.

"We weren't playing with quick enough tempo first half, just a little bit methodical, a little mundane. I thought the last half an hour, without being disrespectful it was bread and butter.

"We are at that period of the season now where every result, good or bad, sets it up for the next game."

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 25Turley
  • 26PartingtonBooked at 45mins
  • 19HowardBooked at 50minsSubstituted forBurtonat 70'minutes
  • 2Spence
  • 10Reason
  • 17Reid
  • 8Stanley
  • 14Strevens
  • 9Constable
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forWalkerat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11McAllister
  • 16Evans
  • 27Pell
  • 28Walker
  • 29Burton

Alfreton

  • 1Flynn
  • 10Bradley
  • 2WoodBooked at 68mins
  • 4Courtney
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 24LeesleyBooked at 45mins
  • 25LenighanSubstituted forShawat 46'minutes
  • 11Howell
  • 28HoweSubstituted forHeatonat 46'minutes
  • 23HawleySubstituted forSpeightat 80'minutes
  • 5Graham

Substitutes

  • 7Speight
  • 12Shaw
  • 26Heaton
  • 27Johnston
  • 29Phillips
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
1,441

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away1
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home3
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 3, Alfreton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 3, Alfreton Town 1.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Dan Walker replaces Jack Midson.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 3, Alfreton Town 1. Craig Stanley (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Joe Leesley tries a through ball, but Joe Leesley is caught offside.

Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Jake Speight replaces Karl Hawley.

Attempt missed. Jack Midson (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Attempt blocked. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Duane Courtney (Alfreton Town).

Craig Stanley (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Deon Burton replaces Brian Howard.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town).

Daniel Spence (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Brian Howard (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Niall Heaton (Alfreton Town).

Jamie Turley (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Karl Hawley tries a through ball, but Karl Hawley is caught offside.

Booking

Brian Howard (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Brian Howard (Eastleigh).

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Niall Heaton replaces Callum Howe.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Tom Shaw replaces Simon Lenighan.

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 2, Alfreton Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Alfreton Town 1.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Karl Hawley tries a through ball, but Karl Hawley is caught offside.

Booking

Joe Leesley (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Booking

Joe Partington (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Partington (Eastleigh).

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