A record crowd of over 5,000 will cram into the Silverlake Stadium for Eastleigh's juicy FA Cup second round tie against League 1 Reading on Sunday lunchtime, 1.30pm.

Despite the match being televised live on terrestrial television, all the tickets have been snapped up with 'sold out' signs displayed in Stoneham Lane days before the match.

Reading have sold their entire 1,400 allocation with their fans accommodated in the south stand.
It promises to be a cracking atmosphere with the Spitfires aiming to land a mini giant killing and grab a place against potential Premier Division opposition in January's third round.

Eastleigh were rubbing their hands with glee about a potential upset when they were paired against Reading, then rock bottom of League 1.

But the Royals have begun to turn things around, celebrating back-to-back wins in the past week.
Managed by ex-Saints boss Ruben Selles, they won 2-1 at Wycombe Wanderers and then on Tuesday evening thrashed Carlisle United 5-1, a match watched by Spitfires boss Richard Hill.

Eastleigh's team selection will hinge on the fitness or otherwise of key midfielder Chris Maguire, who missed Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Chesterfield and has been having treatment for a right knee injury.