National League - Play-offs

Wrexham 0-1 Eastleigh: Danny Hollands winner settles play-off eliminator

Danny Hollands
Danny Hollands has also played for Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Crewe

Danny Hollands' stunning extra-time goal secured Eastleigh's place in the National League play-off semi-finals and end Wrexham's hopes.

Hollands settled a tight play-off eliminator with a volley into the top corner from outside the box.

Eastleigh will travel to Salford in Sunday's semi-final with the final on 11 May.

Wrexham's loss means their stay outside the Football League will extend to a 12th season.

Luke Young and Akil Wright had first half chances for Wrexham while at the other end Rob Lainton denied Eastleigh's Hollands and Mark Yeates.

Wrexham captain Shaun Pearson's header struck the crossbar before team-mate Kieran Kennedy had a goal disallowed after keeper Luke Southwood was adjudged to have been fouled.

The home side continued to press and Stuart Beavon hit the crossbar but neither side could break the deadlock and the game required extra time.

Eastleigh substitute Chris Zebroski headed over from Yeates' cross while Wrexham's Jason Oswell also cleared the bar with a header.

Jermaine McGlashan almost made an immediate impact after coming on for Wrexham but Southwood made a good save to deny him.

But it was Eastleigh who finally took the lead in time added on at the end of the first period of extra time through Hollands' sweetly struck volley.

Pearson and Kevin Roberts both had headers cleared off the line but ultimately it was heartbreak for Bryan Hughes' side.

Wrexham manager Bryan Hughes said: "It wasn't nice losing like that. We've had chances, a couple of headers, crossbars, penalty appeals - the list is endless.

"The only thing that was lacking was us putting the ball in the net, and we did that but it got ruled out for a foul, which was the wrong decision in my eyes.

"It wasn't our night but I'd said in the week a moment of quality would probably win the game and he won't hit a better ball than that."



  • 18Lainton
  • 2Roberts
  • 3Jennings
  • 8Young
  • 6KennedyBooked at 105mins
  • 5PearsonBooked at 105mins
  • 7SummerfieldSubstituted forRutherfordat 51'minutes
  • 20Wright
  • 10Holroyd
  • 23BeavonSubstituted forOswellat 71'minutes
  • 32GrantSubstituted forMcGlashanat 100'minutes


  • 1Dibble
  • 12Oswell
  • 13Carrington
  • 14Rutherford
  • 15McGlashan


  • 1Southwood
  • 2HareBooked at 32minsSubstituted forMcKnightat 79'minutesBooked at 120mins
  • 3Green
  • 5JohnsonBooked at 105mins
  • 15Wynter
  • 14Boyce
  • 22JonesBooked at 37minsSubstituted forGobernat 71'minutes
  • 10YeatesSubstituted forMatthewsat 100'minutes
  • 19Hollands
  • 9McCallum
  • 18WilliamsonSubstituted forZebroskiat 79'minutes


  • 4Gobern
  • 7McKnight
  • 11Zebroski
  • 17Miley
  • 23Matthews
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Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 0, Eastleigh 1.


Jack McKnight (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Wrexham 0, Eastleigh 1.


Goal! Wrexham 0, Eastleigh 1. Danny Hollands (Eastleigh).


Shaun Pearson (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half Extra Time begins Wrexham 0, Eastleigh 0.

First Half Extra Time ends, Wrexham 0, Eastleigh 0.


Kieran Kennedy (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.


Reda Johnson (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.


Substitution, Eastleigh. Sam Matthews replaces Mark Yeates.


Substitution, Wrexham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Bobby Grant.

First Half Extra Time begins Wrexham 0, Eastleigh 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Eastleigh 0.


Substitution, Eastleigh. Chris Zebroski replaces Ben Williamson.


Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack McKnight replaces Josh Hare.


Substitution, Eastleigh. Oscar Gobern replaces Joey Jones.


Substitution, Wrexham. Jason Oswell replaces Stuart Beavon.


Substitution, Wrexham. Paul Rutherford replaces Luke Summerfield.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 0, Eastleigh 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Eastleigh 0.


Joey Jones (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.


Josh Hare (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.


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