PAUL McCallum’s second-half volley was not enough to prevent Eastleigh from crashing to a fourth defeat in seven games - beaten 4-1 at Tim Flowers' Solihull Moors.

McCallum’s 53rd-minute strike gave the Spitfires hope after Danny Wright and Nathan Blissett had put ex-Saint Flowers’ side 2-0 up at half-time.

Wright beat two players before rounding on-loan goalkeeper Luke Southwood to give the home side a 25th-minute lead.

Ten minutes later, Blissett’s overhead kick doubled Solihull’s advantage.

McCallum’s dipping volley from Mark Yeates’ flicked-on cross reduced the arrears.

But, within two minutes, Jermaine Hylton restored Solihull’s two-goal advantage and he added his second 15 minutes later.

Giving an honest appraisal of the afternoon, Eastleigh boss Ben Strevens admitted: "We were beaten by the better team on the day - and comprehensively so.

"We knew how Solihull would play and they didn't surprise me.

"They were physical, got the ball forward and put crosses in our box.

"Between all of us - the management team and the team out on the pitch - we didn't deal with it."

Eastleigh remain tenth in the National League, now four points shy of the play-off zone, while Flowers' blossoming Solihull side are up to fourth.

The Spitfires' next game is at home to Paul Doswell’s Sutton United on January 19.