Eastleigh are on the road for the first time in four league games as the Spitfires travel to Berkshire to face Maidenhead United on Saturday 19th November with a 3pm kick-off. Preview in association with Unibet.

Maidenhead United: 

Maidenhead come into the match off the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Aldershot Town. 

Remy Clerima and Will de Havilland were on the scoresheet in the opening 20 minutes to help the Magpies to the three points moving them up into third position just four points and four places from their opponents this Saturday. 

Of Maidenhead’s tally of 24 points, 14 of those have come at York Road with the Magpies recording four of their seven wins this campaign in front of their home fans. 

Central midfielder Charlee Adams and striker Emile Acquah are the joint top scorers for the Magpies with three goals each this campaign, with Adams scoring the only game in Maidenhead’s last home game against Bromley. 

Eastleigh FC:    

Eastleigh’s 11-match unbeaten run at home came to an end last weekend as the Spitfires fell to a 2-0 defeat against league leaders Notts County. 

Following the defeat, Eastleigh fell to ninth position and are now two points adrift of the play-off spots. In order for Lee Bradbury’s men to regain ground on the top seven teams, they will need to overcome a seven-game streak in the league without a win away from home.  

The last time the Spitfires won on the road was in the FA Cup fourth-qualifying round where Eastleigh came from behind to defeat Dorking Wanderers 3-1. 

Spitfires’ top goal scorer Danny Whitehall was on the scoresheet that day and will be looking to extend his lead at the top of the rankings by taking his tally to at least seven for the campaign. 

Previous Meetings:     

The fixture has taken place 26 times previously and has been one largely dominated by Eastleigh with the Spitfires winning 15 and losing just seven times. However, in the same fixture last season, a Charlee Adams volley and an 87th-minute Reece Smith goal meant the spoils were shared in a 2-2 draw following goals from second-half goals from Whitehall and Ryan Hill. 

Last Five Meetings:    

05/02/2022: Maidenhead United 2-2 Eastleigh  

30/10/2021: Eastleigh 1-0 Maidenhead United 

05/04/2021: Maidenhead United 0-1 Eastleigh  

05/12/2020: Eastleigh 0-1 Maidenhead United 

25/01/2020: Maidenhead United 2-0 Eastleigh    

By Sajidur Rahman