National League

Wrexham 2-2 Eastleigh: Keates, Bristow and hosts' Kelleher sent off

Wrexham boss Dean Keates and Eastleigh assistant manager Jason Bristow were sent off late on in dramatic contest.

Joe Tomlinson opened the scoring with a brilliant effort from well outside the area which dipped into the far corner.

Reece Hall-Johnson drew the hosts level but Fiacre Kelleher's red card after the break gave Eastleigh the advantage.

Tomlinson was on hand to score his second, this time from the penalty spot, but Kwame Thomas's goal earned a hard-fought point for the 10 men.

Players and coaching staff were involved in a pitch-side altercation as Eastleigh's Ben House and Wrexham manager Keates squared up to each other with five minutes remaining.

Keates and Eastleigh assistant manager Jason Bristow were shown red cards, but none of the players were carded in the incident.

In a social media post,external-link Wrexham said it was the first time one of their managers had been sent off.

The draw sees Wrexham remain fourth in the National League while Eastleigh drop a place to ninth.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Dibble
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 13Carrington
  • 6Harris
  • 22KelleherBooked at 49mins
  • 4Vassell
  • 3ReckordBooked at 77mins
  • 8Young
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes
  • 20AngusSubstituted forPonticelliat 66'minutes
  • 39Thomas


  • 1Lainton
  • 9Ponticelli
  • 12Jarvis
  • 26French
  • 29Davies


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McDonnell
  • 2PartingtonBooked at 81mins
  • 6Boyce
  • 19Hollands
  • 17TomlinsonBooked at 60mins
  • 5BirdBooked at 29minsSubstituted forSmartat 79'minutes
  • 24BlairBooked at 69minsSubstituted forGreenat 90+2'minutes
  • 8PayneBooked at 80mins
  • 7Bell-BaggieBooked at 9minsSubstituted forSmithat 72'minutes
  • 10Barnett
  • 18House


  • 3Green
  • 9Smith
  • 11Smart
  • 13Flitney
  • 14Bearwish
Lewis Smith

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 2, Eastleigh 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Eastleigh 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Michael Green replaces Tom Blair.

  4. Booking

    Joe Partington (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Jack Payne (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Sam Smart replaces Pierce Bird.

  7. Booking

    Jamie Reckord (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Jordan Davies replaces Elliott Durrell.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Dan Smith replaces Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 2, Eastleigh 2. Kwame Thomas (Wrexham).

  11. Booking

    Tom Blair (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Jordan Ponticelli replaces Dior Angus.

  13. Booking

    Joseph Tomlinson (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Goal! Wrexham 1, Eastleigh 2. Joseph Tomlinson (Eastleigh) converts the penalty with a.

  15. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Fiacre Kelleher (Wrexham) for a bad foul.

  16. Second Half

    Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Eastleigh 1.

  17. Half Time

    First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Eastleigh 1.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Wrexham 1, Eastleigh 1. Reece Hall-Johnson (Wrexham).

  19. Booking

    Fiacre Kelleher (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Booking

    Pierce Bird (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

1Sutton United26175445222356
7Notts County25126732211142
10Maidenhead United2511684036439
11Boreham Wood2991283329439
16Dag & Red2797112735-834
17Solihull Moors2595112831-332
21King's Lynn2666143353-2024
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