An account-opening goal from loanee Alfie Lloyd was cancelled out by Ryan Seager who rescued a point for the hosts late on.

The first chance of the game came the way of Danny Whitehall, three minutes in, who got a header on target but it ended up being fairly comfortably.

Seven minutes later, Dorking Wanderers had a chance as Seb Bowerman cut inside before playing a ball into Ryan Seager who placed wide from close-range.

On the quarter of an hour mark, Alfie Lloyd made a great run into the box and was brought down.

The penalty appeals was waved away by the referee, Paul Johnson.

Five minutes later and some fantastic link-up play from the Spitfires ended in a volley from Oscar Rutherford that deserved better than the shot that Dan Lincoln could hold easily.

On the 25th-minute mark, Alfie Lloyd went on a determined run before cutting in and smashing his effort into the top-right corner to open the scoring and his account for Eastleigh.

Michael Kelly had a strike from 25 yards that rocketed off the inside of the post and away from the goal on the 34th minute.

Ten minutes before the break, Barry Fuller headed an effort just wide as it kissed the post on the way out.

Two minutes later, Alfie Lloyd came close again with his latest effort brushing the side-netting.

Danny Whitehall was brought down in the box with two minutes to go until half-time but the referee once again dismissed all appeals from the Spitfires.

The Hampshire side went into the break leading courtesy of Alfie Lloyd’s rocket.

Four minutes into the second period, James McShane had an effort at goal but McDonnell was able to hold it comfortably.

Alfie Lloyd had yet another chance when a dangerous free-kick from Michael Kelly was met by the head of the number 23 who forced Dan Lincoln into a reflex save.

20 minutes before full-time, Seb Bowerman came close after cutting in and bending his effort just wide of the far-post.

Six minutes later, Seb Bowerman saw his next effort fly over the crossbar from inside the box.

Jimmy Muitt hit one on the turn but couldn’t quite get it on target with ten minutes to go.

With four minutes left to play, Ryan Seager capitalised on a defensive mistake and leveled things up for the hosts.

The visitors headed back to Hampshire with what will feel like two points dropped rather than one point gained.