Paul McCallum scored his seventh goal in three matches and established himself as the National League's joint top goal-scorer with a second half brace which secured a 3-1 win for Eastleigh - a fourth successive win for the Spitfires.

But it was a superb first half opener from Chris Maguire that had the home fans purring - the former Sunderland man's superb lob shot from 25 yards a prime candidate for goal of the season, writes Mike Vimpany.

Collecting a precise cross-field pass from Scott Quigley, Maguire from a left midfield position arrowed a superb shot into the far top corner over the head of a back pedalling Rory Watson.

"It was a good finish. I used to score quite as few like that, but not so many lately, so the one against York has been a long time coming," smiled Maguire, who scored 22 goals in his stay with the Blackcats.

"As our set-piece man, I practice these in training daily and build my game around being technically good so to see that shot hit the back of the net was very pleasing."

Maguire's goal lit the touch paper to an eminently watchable game on a greasy Silverlake Stadium surface, Jake Taylor and McCallum earlier missing chances before York's Kai Kennedy skied a great opportunity to give York the lead

On the hour mark, McCallum pounced on a stray ball to drill a low shot past the advancing Watson and make it 2-0.

York responded immediately with a Burgess free kick from the top right-hand edge of the box picking out the unmarked Callum Howe to put the visitors back in the match. Howe was on loan at Eastleigh from Lincoln City six years ago.

Chances came and went at either end as McCallum headed wide when well placed and York substitute Aiden Marsh inexplicably missed the target from close range, Ryan Fallowfield having laid the gilt edged chance on a plate for him.

York paid the penalty, effectively gifting McCallum his 12th goal of the season when some bungled defending on the far right-hand side of the box enabled Maguire to cross and pick out Eastleigh's top scorer.

York refused to lie down and, as Eastleigh legs tired, so they created - and missed - chances that could have salvaged a point. Anything other than a Spitfires win would have been unjust.