National League
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Eastleigh slipped to fourth in the National League after being held to a 1-1 draw by Hampshire rivals Aldershot.

Josh Payne put the Spitfires ahead from the spot after a penalty was awarded when Omar Beckles brought down James Constable.

Aldershot levelled when Jack Midson brought down Charlie Walker, and Sam Hatton scored the resulting penalty.

Eastleigh are now five games unbeaten in the league, while the Shots sit 16th in the table.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"Eastleigh is never an easy place to come and get points and I don't think there's a lot of teams that will come here and get anything, especially with the run they are on. The togetherness and the spirit the players showed rewarded the fans with a point.

"They saw a performance that shows they are fighting for everything. It was disappointing to concede the penalty so early but then again to come back from that was pleasing.

"I want to win every game and we've got forward-thinking players that in the 90 minutes will take those chances. You want a positive result and performance in any game and the boys showed what they can do against a team on a good run."

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1FlitneyBooked at 41mins
  • 2Partington
  • 6Reid
  • 18Drury
  • 20Harding
  • 4Evans
  • 10ReasonSubstituted forFanimoat 71'minutes
  • 12MidsonBooked at 25minsSubstituted forOdubadeat 77'minutes
  • 9Constable
  • 17Cook
  • 8Payne

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 7Odubade
  • 14Strevens
  • 19Poke
  • 25Fanimo

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 2Oastler
  • 12Alexander
  • 8Stevenson
  • 3McGinty
  • 14BecklesBooked at 40mins
  • 7Hatton
  • 23CarrSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 79'minutes
  • 16Gallagher
  • 11Richards
  • 10WalkerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 6Oliver
  • 13Thomas
  • 19Walker
  • 24Myers-Harness
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
2,107

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home3
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Aldershot Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Aldershot Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Richards (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  4. Booking

    Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Charlie Walker tries a through ball, but Charlie Walker is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marcus Myers-Harness (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthias Fanimo (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Daniel Carr.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Jack Midson.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Matthias Fanimo replaces Jai Reason.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Cook (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Jai Reason (Eastleigh) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

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