First half strikes from Ben Tozer and Elliot Lee down the Spitfires as Eastleigh fall to a 2-0 defeat against high-flying Wrexham at the Silverlake Stadium.

The was an end-to-end start of the game with Ollie Palmer of Wrexham firing wide of the goal from the edge of the box before JJ McKiernan did the same for the hosts.

However, the Welsh outfit started to dictate possession after the opening 10 minutes and got their reward soon after. Centre-back Ben Tozer stayed up from a corner and showed the finishing instincts of a striker with a first-time curling effort from an angle, nestling in the near top left corner to give the visitors the lead.

Eastleigh did their best to respond and very nearly found the equaliser just six minutes later, Ryan Hill’s pull back fell perfectly into the path of McKiernan but the midfielder could not quite find the back of the net instead his effort cannoned off the crossbar with goalkeeper Mark Howard rooted to the spot.

Hill tried his luck from 20-yards out just a minute later which was well stopped by Howard down to his right.

However, just before the break, a magnificent Elliot Lee strike put the game beyond doubt, the central midfielder picked up the ball 25 yards out and looped a brilliant effort back over the head of the helpless McDonnell and into the top left corner giving Wrexham a two goal advantage going into the break.

The second half saw both sides probe for a goal without much success.

Lee, buoyed by the confidence from his first goal, had another audacious attempt from 18-yards out. His volley was magnificently tipped over the bar by McDonnell to keep the score at 2-0.

Late on substitute Alfie Lloyd had claims for a penalty turned away by referee Sam Mulhall which ultimately confirmed the result.

The Spitfires travel to Dagenham and Redbridge on Tuesday night looking to bounce back from the defeat.

By Sajidur Rahman