Eastleigh's FA Cup second round tie against Reading on Sunday lunchtime December 3 is to be screened live by ITV, with a 12.30pm kick off.

Hosting the match at the Silverlake Stadium is worth £60,000 to the Spitfires, who bagged another £41,000 when they thrashed Boreham Wood 5-1 a fortnight ago to clinch a place in round two.

Eastleigh will, therefore, be £100,000 better off from their cup exploits, the mini-run beginning with a 1-0 win over Dover Athletic, writes Mike Vimpany.

Indications are that Reading's visit will attract a full 4,000-plus house to Stoneham Lane. Despite being rock bottom of League 1, the Royals are expected to sell their entire ticket allocation.

Spitfires manager Richard Hill watched them draw 1-1 with Bristol Rovers last week and will get in another spying mission when Carlisle United visit Reading on Tuesday week, November 28.

Eastleigh remain 11th in the National League after a creditable 1-1 draw against Oldham Athletic in front of a 6,418 Boundary Park crowd. 

Midfield duo Enzio Boldewijn and Jake Taylor, alongside Jayden Harris, were all suspended for the trip to Greater Manchester, but top scorer Paul McCallum returned after a leg injury and was pulled down for a Spitfires penalty in the 26th minute.

The in-form Chris Maguire stepped up to his eighth Spitfires goal from the spot. 

James Norwood looked to draw the hosts level with a headed effort just before the break, but his attempt was tipped over the bar by Joe McDonnell, who was named man of the match by the Latics.
Scott Quigley had a chance to double the away side's lead on the hour mark but his close-range header flew just past the post.

Oldham's leveller did come in the 69th minute when Mark Kitching set up Alex Reid, who blasted the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

Kurt Willoughby curled a shot towards the right of the goal in the first minute of added time which narrowly missed the target.

Aidan Barlow was fouled on the edge of the box in the dying moments of the game, handing the Spitfires a chance to regain their lead, but Maguire's free-kick was blocked by the hosts' defence.

Eastleigh have two upcoming home games, hosting high fliers Altricham - winners of six of their last eight matches - on Saturday, and Boreham Wood on Tuesday, 7.45pm.