Match ends, Eastleigh 3, Maidstone United 0.
Eastleigh 3-0 Maidstone United
Luke Coulson netted a double as Eastleigh crushed Maidstone at Ten Acres with a rousing performance.
The hosts started much the brighter and the Stones' defence had to be constantly alert to keep Mikael Mandron under control.
Eastleigh went in front when Coulson beat two defenders and drilled a low shot past Lee Worgan.
Ryan Bird then grabbed a second as the interval loomed.
In the second half, the Spitfires had Reda Johnson sent off for two bookings.
But Coulson grabbed his second to make the indiscretion somewhat incidental, the defender beating three men before finishing emphatically.
Report supplied by the Press Association
- 27JohnsonBooked at 79mins
- 12HowellsSubstituted forDawsonat 43'minutesSubstituted forPipeat 82'minutes
- 26BirdSubstituted forConstableat 87'minutes
- 12EvansBooked at 43mins
- 17GreenhalghSubstituted forEnver-Marumat 46'minutes
- 10PaxmanSubstituted forMavilaat 46'minutes
- 16TaylorSubstituted forMurphyat 73'minutes
- Neil Hair
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 3, Maidstone United 0.
Substitution, Eastleigh. James Constable replaces Ryan Bird.
Goal! Eastleigh 3, Maidstone United 0. Luke Coulson (Eastleigh).
Substitution, Eastleigh. David Pipe replaces Adam Dawson.
Reda Johnson (Eastleigh) is shown the red card.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Tom Murphy replaces Bobby-Joe Taylor.
Reda Johnson (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Nathan Mavila replaces Jack Paxman.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Liam Enver-Marum replaces Ben Greenhalgh.
Second Half begins Eastleigh 2, Maidstone United 0.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Maidstone United 0.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Adam Dawson replaces Jake Howells.
Jack Evans (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Maidstone United 0. Ryan Bird (Eastleigh).
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Maidstone United 0. Luke Coulson (Eastleigh).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.