Spitfires Fans Roar Again to Leave Fate in Own Hands
Spitfires media manager Tom Mulholland says the return of supporters had a “massive impact” as Eastleigh’s play-off fate remains in their hands.
Eastleigh needed a win against Boreham Wood to keep play-off ambitions in their own hands.
A late penalty from Joe Tomlinson sealed three points for the south coast side, who welcomed 1,500 fans back to the Silverlake Stadium for the first time since December.
“In my few years here, this is the best feeling I’ve had. The fans, players, and everyone else were in good spirits.”
“The fans had a massive impact on Saturday, we saw in the last few minutes they were pushing us to get the winner. It was really good to get the fans back, all the hard work paid off.”
The tense encounter looked to be ending in disappointment for the home side, but a late cross by Sam Smart ricocheted off a trailing arm, with the referee quick to award the penalty.
Full-back Tomlinson confidently stepped up and slotted the ball in the net, giving the crowd plenty to cheer about.
The Spitfires need to win their last two games in order to earn their place in the play-offs, and give themselves a shot at reaching the Football League for the first time in their history.
They face Altrincham and Solihull Moors, who both reside in the mid table positions.
“Hopefully we can carry this momentum and give the fans something to cheer about at the end of the season, we have to cope with the pressure”
If the Hampshire side finish in the top seven, a trip to Wembley could be on the cards.
“Too reach the play-offs would be massive, we deserve to be there. To visit Wembley would be a dream come true for everyone here at the club”
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