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Eastleigh 2-1 Kidderminster Harriers

James Constable
James Constable's 19th goal of the season secured Eastleigh a place in the Conference play-offs

Eastleigh sealed a Conference play-off spot in their first season in the division by beating Kidderminster.

The visitors took the lead in the first minute of the game when Danny Wright fired in from 25 yards out.

Craig Stanley slotted home from Jai Reason's left-wing cross to draw the Spitfires level after the break.

James Constable missed two chances to put Eastleigh ahead, but he made amends by tapping in after Will Evans's powerful effort rebounded off the post.

Eastleigh will now play Grimsby in the play-off semi-finals.

Spitfires manager Richard Hill told BBC Radio Solent:

"It feels good, we've been hanging on in there all season.

"It's my job now to make sure the players don't think the job's done. We need to go and try to win the two legs."

Hill on the Grimsby game: "It's a tough one for us. They've beaten us twice already this season but we're there on merit and we've done it our way."

Line-ups

Eastleigh

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Spence
  • 26Partington
  • 16Evans
  • 12Midson
  • 25Turley
  • 8StanleySubstituted forHowardat 72'minutes
  • 14Strevens
  • 10Reason
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forWalkerat 90+2'minutes
  • 11McAllisterSubstituted forBurtonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Beckwith
  • 19Howard
  • 27Pell
  • 28Walker
  • 29Burton

Kidderminster

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Lewis
  • 16O'Keefe
  • 2HodgkissSubstituted forGreenat 32'minutesBooked at 56mins
  • 15Grimes
  • 7Byrne
  • 35HughesSubstituted forObengat 59'minutes
  • 24MaxwellSubstituted forKellyat 62'minutes
  • 18Gittings
  • 28Nicholson
  • 9Wright
  • 25Tunnicliffe

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 5Kelly
  • 6Digie
  • 10Reid
  • 14Obeng
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,024

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eastleigh 2, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Dan Walker replaces James Constable because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Deon Burton (Eastleigh).

  6. Post update

    Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Spence (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Deon Burton replaces Craig McAllister.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wright (Kidderminster Harriers).

  12. Post update

    James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Brian Howard (Eastleigh).

  15. Post update

    Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Ahmed Obeng tries a through ball, but Ahmed Obeng is caught offside.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Eastleigh 2, Kidderminster Harriers 1. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jai Reason.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Kidderminster Harriers).

  20. Post update

    Jack Midson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

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