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Eastleigh 3-1 Welling United

James Constable
Constable scored 10 goals in League Two for Oxford last season

Eastleigh came from behind to beat Welling and continue their encouraging start to the Conference season.

Malachi Hudson gave the visitors a first-half lead, firing a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.

James Constable equalised when he reacted quickest after Jai Reason's free-kick hit the post to tap in his first Eastleigh goal.

The former Oxford striker's header then completed the turnaround and Will Evans' late strike confirmed victory.

The result lifted the Spitfires into the play-off places, with 10 points from their five games so far, while Welling are 22nd.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 17Reid
  • 6Todd
  • 23Fry
  • 16Evans
  • 4CollinsBooked at 74mins
  • 10Reason
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forWrightat 78'minutes
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forMcAllisterat 75'minutes
  • 14StrevensBooked at 63mins
  • 13Fleetwood

Substitutes

  • 7Odubade
  • 11McAllister
  • 15Smith
  • 19Wright
  • 21Noice

Welling

  • 1Butcher
  • 14Jefford
  • 6Bush
  • 5Fagan
  • 4GallagherBooked at 89mins
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 10St Aimie
  • 8Beautyman
  • 20CorneSubstituted forGormanat 82'minutes
  • 11MarshSubstituted forObafemiat 73'minutes
  • 24HudsonSubstituted forNoubleat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Turner
  • 15Obafemi
  • 16Nouble
  • 18Gorman
  • 23Williams
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
953

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 3, Welling United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 3, Welling United 1.

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

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

Offside, Eastleigh. Ben Wright tries a through ball, but Ben Wright is caught offside.

Booking

Jake Gallagher (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 3, Welling United 1. Will Evans (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Jon Nouble (Welling United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Ben Wright (Eastleigh).

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Charlie Gorman replaces Sam Corne.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Jon Nouble replaces Malachi Hudson.

Foul by Jamie Collins (Eastleigh).

Harry Beautyman (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Eastleigh. Ben Wright tries a through ball, but Ben Wright is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Ben Wright replaces Jack Midson.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Craig McAllister replaces James Constable.

Booking

Jamie Collins (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Collins (Eastleigh).

Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Afolabi Obafemi replaces Tyrone Marsh.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt missed. Paul Reid (Eastleigh) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Matt Fry.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Marsh (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Chris Bush (Welling United).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Chris Bush (Welling United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Harry Beautyman.

Corner, Welling United.

Corner, Welling United.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 2, Welling United 1. James Constable (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jai Reason with a cross.

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, Welling United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Welling United 1.

Foul by Matt Fry (Eastleigh).

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