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Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Charlie Austin scored his fifth goal in as many starts of the for Saints but Mauricio Pellegrino's side failed to win again as Laurent Depoitre netted a second half equaliser for Huddersfield.

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Mauricio Pellegrino: "We were really close to scoring the second goal, but then we conceded and we have to try to improve this type of goal.

"Obviously we are disappointed because I think we had to win this game and now we are in the middle of the season, but still we have got a lot of possibility to bounce back from this situation and to change our results and convert this start into more points and more goals.

"Football is efficiency. You need to score goals, and in this type of game you have to try to score the second earlier and we have had a couple of chances, but I would repeat that our accuracy wasn't the best.

"It's a pity because I think we did in some moments react well. In some other moments it was a little bit flat because there were a lot of challenges and the ball was in the air a lot. It was a difficult game."

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Jack Stephens: “Dominating the game for so long and creating the chances we did, it’s definitely two points dropped, which is really frustrating for us.

“We knew what they were going to come and do – they were going to put pressure on us and try to stop us playing, so we had to resist that and then start to play our own game.

“I thought we did that perfectly, especially for the first 45 – even the first hour.

“We had one or two chances to get that second goal, but when it doesn’t come we’ve got to make sure we keep it tight at the back.

“We’ve let it slip again – we’ve given them an opportunity and they’ve taken it.”

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Five reasons why you should support Non-League football

The love of football is a hobby, a passion and for some an obsession bordering on a religion. There are hundreds of millions of fanatical supporters all around the world for what we like to call the ‘beautiful game’. But what of Non-League football?

Here are just a few reasons why choosing to support local and non-league football can be just as rewarding and enjoyable for the average footy fan as opposed to following a side with all the glitz, glamour and money of a top-level side.


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1. Affordability An obvious advantage to begin with is the huge savings that can be made in following your local Non-League side.

When you compare the cost of being a fan of a side in Non-League football to a team in the higher echelons of football, the Premier League for example, the difference is huge.

"The Premier League in my eyes is very expensive and overrated,” said Eastleigh season ticket holder Lee Stevens.

Eastleigh chairman and owner Stewart Donald said:…

Five years a Spitfire - Stewart Donald

5 years a Spitfire
Stewart Donald – In conversation with Michael Kurn

MK= Michael Kurn

SD: Stewart Donald

{Transcript typed by Jamie Montigue}

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MK: Let’s take you back to 2011. The Spitfires were in the Conference South,. Mid-table, a side pushing for the playoffs but not quite making it. Ian Baird was the manager and crowds averaged around 650 people.

Fast forward five years. The club is in the National League pushing for promotion to the Football League with former Brentford manager Martin Allen at the helm of the playing squad.

Attendances are growing year on year and recently the Spitfires took 1500 fans away in the FA Cup third round.

The club has certainly grown under the leadership of Stewart Donald and his team. What a five years it’s been for Eastleigh FC.

Lets now take a look back and cast an eye to the future with the chairman and owner Stewart Donald.

Stewart, five years. It’s flown by.

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SD: Yes, it feels like about two days. We’ve crammed an awful lot in a short period of time b…