Match ends, Eastleigh 2, North Ferriby United 0.
Eastleigh 2-0 North Ferriby United
Eastleigh turned on the style as they beat newly-promoted North Ferriby 2-0 to secure their third straight league win.
Midfielder Andy Drury scored his third goal of the season in the third minute to give Eastleigh a flying start and former Sheffield Wednesday defender Reda Johnson headed home a second after the break.
Drury struck from close range after great footwork out wide and an inch-perfect cross from winger Adam Dawson.
Some last-ditch defending soon after from North Ferriby defender Mark Gray denied Eastleigh's Mikael Mandron from adding another.
Jake Howells' 23rd-minute shot was brilliantly saved by the visitors' on-loan Hull goalkeeper Rory Watson, while North Ferriby's best first-half chance fell to Simon Russell, whose half-volley just before the break flew inches over the crossbar.
Johnson powered home Howells' corner to make it 2-0 before the home side soaked up late pressure to keep a clean sheet.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 17DawsonSubstituted forCoulsonat 74'minutes
- 9ConstableSubstituted forBirdat 74'minutes
North Ferriby United
- 6EmertonSubstituted forFosu-Mensahat 83'minutes
- 8BatesonSubstituted forThompsonat 43'minutes
- 21MukendiSubstituted forRobinsonat 64'minutes
- Anthony Serrano
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 2, North Ferriby United 0.
Substitution, North Ferriby United. Alfons Fosu-Mensah replaces Danny Emerton.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ryan Bird replaces James Constable.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Luke Coulson replaces Adam Dawson.
Substitution, North Ferriby United. Connor Robinson replaces Vinny Mukendi.
Goal! Eastleigh 2, North Ferriby United 0. Reda Johnson (Eastleigh).
Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, North Ferriby United 0.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, North Ferriby United 0.
Substitution, North Ferriby United. Reece Thompson replaces Curtis Bateson.
Goal! Eastleigh 1, North Ferriby United 0. Andy Drury (Eastleigh).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.