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Eastleigh 2-0 North Ferriby United

Eastleigh turned on the style as they beat newly-promoted North Ferriby 2-0 to secure their third straight league win.

Midfielder Andy Drury scored his third goal of the season in the third minute to give Eastleigh a flying start and former Sheffield Wednesday defender Reda Johnson headed home a second after the break.

Drury struck from close range after great footwork out wide and an inch-perfect cross from winger Adam Dawson.

Some last-ditch defending soon after from North Ferriby defender Mark Gray denied Eastleigh's Mikael Mandron from adding another.

Jake Howells' 23rd-minute shot was brilliantly saved by the visitors' on-loan Hull goalkeeper Rory Watson, while North Ferriby's best first-half chance fell to Simon Russell, whose half-volley just before the break flew inches over the crossbar.

Johnson powered home Howells' corner to make it 2-0 before the home side soaked up late pressure to keep a clean sheet.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 12Howells
  • 25Cresswell
  • 17DawsonSubstituted forCoulsonat 74'minutes
  • 3Green
  • 27Johnson
  • 2Partington
  • 28Taylor
  • 8Drury
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forBirdat 74'minutes
  • 19Mandron

Substitutes

  • 5Dugdale
  • 6Pipe
  • 13Huddart
  • 15Coulson
  • 26Bird

North Ferriby United

  • 1Watson
  • 15Middleton
  • 12Hare
  • 11Russell
  • 20Skelton
  • 5Gray
  • 4Oliver
  • 6EmertonSubstituted forFosu-Mensahat 83'minutes
  • 8BatesonSubstituted forThompsonat 43'minutes
  • 7Clarke
  • 21MukendiSubstituted forRobinsonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Topliss
  • 9Robinson
  • 14Fallowfield
  • 22Fosu-Mensah
  • 25Thompson
Referee:
Anthony Serrano

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 2, North Ferriby United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 2, North Ferriby United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, North Ferriby United. Alfons Fosu-Mensah replaces Danny Emerton.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Ryan Bird replaces James Constable.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Luke Coulson replaces Adam Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, North Ferriby United. Connor Robinson replaces Vinny Mukendi.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 2, North Ferriby United 0. Reda Johnson (Eastleigh).

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, North Ferriby United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, North Ferriby United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, North Ferriby United. Reece Thompson replaces Curtis Bateson.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, North Ferriby United 0. Andy Drury (Eastleigh).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green86111661019
2Tranmere8611126619
3Lincoln City86022181318
4Aldershot8512127516
5Macclesfield85031510515
6Dag & Red8503127515
7Eastleigh8422158714
8Barrow84221010014
9Gateshead8413169713
10Dover84131311213
11Sutton United84131010013
12Boreham Wood8332106412
13Wrexham8332810-212
14York83231413111
15Maidstone United83231112-111
16Torquay8314810-210
17Solihull Moors83141115-410
18Bromley82241015-58
19Chester82151315-27
20North Ferriby United8215515-107
21Braintree8134711-46
22Woking81161019-94
23Southport8116521-164
24Guiseley8017818-101
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