Match ends, Eastleigh 3, Torquay United 0.
Eastleigh 3-0 Torquay United
Veteran Jamie Cureton was back among the goals as Eastleigh beat Torquay 3-0 at Ten Acres.
After a subdued start, the Gulls' Jamie Reid woke up the two sets of supporters with a long-range shot that struck the bar.
After the break, 41-year-old Cureton, playing for his 15th different club in English football, headed in his first Eastleigh goal from a Luke Coulson cross.
The Spitfires turned a narrow win into a comfortable one late on. First, Andy Drury converted another devilish Coulson ball to double the lead.
Substitute Ryan Bird then rounded the night off superbly, sliding in a rebound from a tight angle after Brendan Moore had thwarted Mikael Mandron.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2PartingtonBooked at 59mins
- 28TaylorBooked at 78mins
- 9ConstableSubstituted forMandronat 85'minutes
- 30CuretonSubstituted forBirdat 81'minutes
- 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 66mins
- 10RichardsSubstituted forChamberlainat 90'minutes
- 19WardSubstituted forChaneyat 67'minutes
- David Rock
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 3, Torquay United 0.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Chamberlain replaces Courtney Richards.
Goal! Eastleigh 3, Torquay United 0. Ryan Bird (Eastleigh).
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Torquay United 0. Andy Drury (Eastleigh).
Substitution, Eastleigh. Mikael Mandron replaces James Constable.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ryan Bird replaces Jamie Cureton.
Jason Taylor (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Torquay United. Sam Chaney replaces Joe Ward.
Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Joe Partington (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Torquay United 0. Jamie Cureton (Eastleigh).
Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Torquay United 0.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Torquay United 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.