East Fife 2-2 Alloa: Match Report

15 November 2016 11:34

Swindon dumped out of FA Cup after upset defeat to Eastleigh

Non-league Eastleigh produced a shock upset as they claimed a 3-1 victory over Swindon to book their spot in the FA Cup second round.

Jai Reason, Andy Drury and Mikael Mandron were on the scoresheet as the Spitfires stunned their Sky Bet League One hosts, who scored a consolation late on through Nathan Delfouneso in the first-round replay.

The National League side took a 16th-minute lead when Reason finished off a flowing move, which included a clinical one-two between the midfielder and Scott Wilson.

Former Ipswich winger Reason attempted to double his tally two minutes later but his 25-yard strike was held on the dive by Lawrence Vigouroux, before seeing a similar chance deflected behind.

The Robins had a glorious chance to equalise in the 31st minute but Luke Norris fired straight at Ryan Clarke when slipped through by an audacious outside of the foot pass by Michael Doughty.

The lead was doubled when Mandron fed Drury on the counter attack, before the midfielder coolly beat Swindon goalkeeper Clarke and slotted in.

In the 74th minute the upset was completed when Wilson was dragged down by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Mandron dispatched the penalty via Vigouroux's elbow.

The Robins grabbed a consolation with 11 minutes to go when Delfouneso charged down Clarke's goal kick.

But Eastleigh have now reached the second round for the third year in a row, having never reached that stage beforehand, and notched their second win against a Football League side.


Source: PA


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