SKIPPER Ryan Cresswell says Eastleigh will need to be “better organised as a collective” if they are to get their National League play-off push back on track.

After a stuttering start to the campaign, hindered by too many draws, the Spitfires breathed new life into their season with a nine-match unbeaten run under new boss Andy Hessenthaler.

But, even during those good times, they were still conceding way too many goals and their inability to shut up shop has cost them back-to-back defeats at home to Boreham Wood (2-0) and away at Chester (3-1).

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's (7.45pm) crunch clash at Maidenhead United, fit-again captain Cresswell said: “As a collective we need to be better organised. We give the ball away a bit too easily at times.

“We could do a training session for 90 minutes, based purely on defensive work, and not concede, but when it comes to a Saturday, it all goes out the window.

“We just seem to concede one, two and three and no team can keep scoring four or five goals a game – especially at this level.

“We’ve got to move the ball better and threaten other teams as we’re getting threatened ourselves.”

Maidenhead and Eastleigh are locked together on 44 points in mid-table, eight adrift of the play-offs.

The Magpies’ main threat is wideman Harry Pritchard who has netted 13 goals this season, including two in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Guiseley.