Match ends, Eastleigh 4, Harrogate Town 2.
Scott Rendell scored a hat-trick as Eastleigh halted Harrogate's nine-match unbeaten run with a 4-2 win.
Brendan Kiernan fired Harrogate into an early lead, but Rendell, who had earlier had a shot cleared off the goal-line, equalised from the penalty spot following Ryan Fallowfield's challenge on Sam Smart.
Rendell headed Eastleigh into a half-time lead, powering home Smart's cross, and the home side doubled their advantage early in the second period through Tom Bearwish after he pounced on a loose ball in the box.
Eastleigh chased a fourth goal before Jack Muldoon pulled one back for the visitors, steering home a rebound after his initial effort was saved.
But Rendell completed his hat-trick just a minute later after intercepting a wayward backpass and rounding the goalkeeper to seal Eastleigh's first league win in four matches.
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- 8PayneBooked at 48mins
- 10BarnettSubstituted forWilliamsonat 83'minutes
- 2FallowfieldBooked at 36mins
- 6BurrellBooked at 64mins
- 3SmithSubstituted forTaylorat 76'minutes
- 14KiernanSubstituted forThomsonat 66'minutes
- 4FalkinghamBooked at 17mins
- 15BradleySubstituted forEmmettat 59'minutes
- Adrian Quelch
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 4, Harrogate Town 2.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ben Williamson replaces Tyrone Barnett.
Substitution, Harrogate Town. Matthew Taylor replaces George Smith.
Goal! Eastleigh 4, Harrogate Town 2. Scott Rendell (Eastleigh).
Goal! Eastleigh 3, Harrogate Town 2. Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town).
Substitution, Harrogate Town. George Thomson replaces Brendan Kiernan.
Substitution, Harrogate Town. Jack Emmett replaces Alex Bradley.
Goal! Eastleigh 3, Harrogate Town 1. Tom Bearwish (Eastleigh).
Jack Payne (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Eastleigh 2, Harrogate Town 1.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Harrogate Town 1.
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Harrogate Town 1. Scott Rendell (Eastleigh).
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Harrogate Town 1. Scott Rendell (Eastleigh) converts the penalty with a.
Ryan Fallowfield (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card.
Josh Falkingham (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Eastleigh 0, Harrogate Town 1. Brendan Kiernan (Harrogate Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.