PREVIEW | Eastleigh vs Chester
A busy September concludes for the Blues tomorrow – as another long trip takes Chester south once again; to face Eastleigh.
The game will be Marcus Bignot’s second in charge of the Seals – his first was an excellent 2-0 victory at home to Maidenhead on Saturday.
The win was the Blues’ first at the Swansway this calendar year. Bignot will be looking to make it two from two – after goals from Ryan Astles and Ross Hannah secured the win last weekend.
The result didn’t quite lift the Blues out of the bottom four – but victory on Saturday could move them as high as 18th place.
Chester will be encouraged by a 3-0 victory in this fixture during the 2016/17 campaign.
Eastleigh sit in 15th place in the National League table this term. Victory away at in-form Hartlepool last weekend was their first of the month.
Goals in a five minute spell from Lincoln loanee Callum Howe and Mark Yeates sealed the victory – despite an injury time consolation from Jack Munns for the Pools.
An experienced side Managed by Richard Hill, the Spitfires only sit five points outside the play-offs in a wide open National League.
Here’s some Eastleigh vs Chester stats ahead of tomorrow’s game – courtesy of our Club Historian, Chas Sumner:
Chester will be making their fourth visit to the Silverlake Stadium where they have won one and lost two
Jon McCarthy had his biggest away win as Chester manager in this fixture November 2016. Goalscorers in the 3-0 win were Richards, Durrell and Chapell
In the first meeting, in November 2014, Kingsley James scored one of the goals in a 3-2 defeat. Sean McConville was the other scorer
Both teams finished with 10 men in the first meeting between the sides at Eastleigh. Matty Hughes was sent off for Chester.
Kick off at the Silverlake Stadium is 3pm. All the info if you’re travelling to Eastleigh can be found here.
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