Tom Lunn sees The Shots slump to defeat despite dominating the attacking play.
On Tuesday evening at the EBB Stadium, Eastleigh capitalised against the run of play on the stroke of half time as the Spitfires’ Mikael Mandron decided the game.
The Shots were punished for not being clinical in the final third with the greater quantity of shots, but Eastleigh fashioned the better quality chances.
Charlie Walker missed possibly the best chance of the match six yards out as he scuffed wide of the left post from a powerful cross from Nick Arnold.
The fast-paced game saw Aldershot waste numerous chances to go ahead. In the first half Scott Rendell narrowly missed a looping header from Iffy Allen’s cross from the right wing.
In the second half Anthony Straker’s play down the left wing provided a ball for Will Evans to slot in from close range, but it was disallowed for offside. The momentum continued throughout the game for the Shots but the organised defence of the Spitfires continued to clear any threat.
Straker provided the most threatening plays for Town throughout the game, but each cross ultimately left Aldershot ruing the chances and attacking plays that went astray.
Eastleigh thus continued their unbeaten run against Aldershot; two years ago to the day they also won at the EBB Stadium 2-0.