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Eastleigh 3-1 Barrow

James Constable
James Constable now has 16 league goals this season, two fewer than last year

Eastleigh scored twice in the first 30 minutes on their way to a comfortable win over Barrow to move to within a point of the final play-off place.

Matt Tubbs crossed for Luke Coulson to head the opener before James Constable nodded in to double their advantage.

Mid-table Barrow came into the game on a 10-game unbeaten run and Andy Cook halved their deficit from a corner.

The Spitfires eventually killed off the visitors, Ben Strevens tapping in after his penalty kick was saved.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Partington
  • 5Turley
  • 18Drury
  • 3Green
  • 4Evans
  • 31Coulson
  • 10Reason
  • 14Strevens
  • 32TubbsSubstituted forOdubadeat 72'minutes
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forMidsonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Reid
  • 7Odubade
  • 12Midson
  • 17Cook
  • 19Poke

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 28SuttonSubstituted forSymingtonat 57'minutes
  • 5Livesey
  • 8Harvey
  • 25Wilmer-Anderton
  • 6GrandBooked at 90mins
  • 7HaworthSubstituted forAbbottat 63'minutes
  • 24Parry
  • 29Williams
  • 14Tomlinson
  • 10Cook

Substitutes

  • 2Abbott
  • 4Lacey
  • 16Fofana
  • 18Grimes
  • 23Symington
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
3,292

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home3
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 3, Barrow 1.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 3, Barrow 1. Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Barrow 1.

Penalty conceded by Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Eastleigh. Andy Drury draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

Attempt saved. Andy Drury (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Ross Flitney.

Attempt saved. Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Barrow) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Brad Abbott.

Corner, Barrow.

Booking

Simon Grand (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simon Grand (Barrow).

Jack Midson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Barrow).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack Midson replaces James Constable.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Barrow).

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Barrow).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Luke Coulson (Eastleigh) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Livesey (Barrow) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Williams.

Corner, Barrow.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Matt Tubbs.

Offside, Barrow. Jordan Williams tries a through ball, but Jordan Williams is caught offside.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Barrow).

Michael Green (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brad Abbott (Barrow).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

Joe Partington (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Barrow) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by David Symington with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Brad Abbott replaces Andy Haworth.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover432391173502378
4Grimsby422113877403776
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4320121147341372
7Eastleigh4220111161501171
8Wrexham431991567501766
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield431881758461262
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow431612156069-960
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Torquay431211204770-2347
18Guiseley431016174365-2246
19Chester431112205768-1145
20Halifax421110215379-2643
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham43914204368-2541
23Kidderminster43811244467-2335
24Welling43811243561-2635
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