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AFC Telford United 3-4 Eastleigh

Tony Gray's hat-trick for AFC Telford was not enough as a James Constable brace helped Eastleigh claim victory.

Gray's curling shot put Telford ahead, Craig Stanley headed in an equaliser, before Gray restored his side's lead with a fine left-footed effort.

Jack Midson levelled from close range and Constable finished off Jai Reason's pass to put Eastleigh 3-2 ahead.

Constable then ran through to score his second and Eastleigh held on, despite Gray's late header for his third goal.

AFC Telford United player-coach Andy Pryce told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I think we should have beaten them, even with the squad we have left from injuries - I thought we've gone out there and given 100%.

"Tony Gray has played on his own up front for most of the game - he has taken three great chances, should have had four and he is a well-deserved man of the match.

"We have to put a team out on Monday in the cup - but are looking seriously at our league games over Christmas with two massive games against Nuneaton coming up."

Line-ups

Telford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hedge
  • 23Higgins
  • 6Grogan
  • 15Owens
  • 3Brownhill
  • 8Barnett
  • 20PokuSubstituted forCookeat 60'minutes
  • 21Todd
  • 19DeaceySubstituted forSmithat 71'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 10Gray
  • 9FarrellBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 4Byrne
  • 12Cooke
  • 18Smith
  • 25Hall

Eastleigh

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Spence
  • 3GreenSubstituted forBeckwithat 31'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 8StanleyBooked at 56mins
  • 10Reason
  • 16EvansBooked at 59mins
  • 11McAllisterSubstituted forOdubadeat 66'minutes
  • 14Strevens
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forCollinsat 86'minutes
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 5Beckwith
  • 7Odubade
  • 13Fleetwood
  • 21Noice
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,265

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Telford United 3, Eastleigh 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 3, Eastleigh 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Higgins.

  6. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  7. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Telford United 3, Eastleigh 4. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Brownhill with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  10. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Jamie Collins replaces Jack Midson.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sam Smith (AFC Telford United).

  14. Post update

    Daniel Spence (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  15. Booking

    Sam Smith (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Offside, AFC Telford United. Tony Gray tries a through ball, but Tony Gray is caught offside.

  19. Booking

    Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Sam Smith replaces Jordan Deacey.