It's getting too tight for comfort for Eastleigh at the foot of the National League, with only three points separating them from a relegation place.

Back to back defeats by Rochdale and high flying Barnet in the past week have left the Spitfires on the 46-point mark, three more than York City, whom Eastleigh visit immediately after Easter.

Spitfires have seven matches left, beginning with Hartlepool United at the Silverlake Stadium on Saturday, five of those opposing sides also struggling for survival in an extremely compact bottom half of the table.

Only seven points separate Dagenham & Redbridge, in 12th place with 49 points, from second from bottom Dorking Wanderers (42).

Every point is going to be crucial now, with Eastleigh facing six-pointers at Woking (Good Friday) and Maidenhead United over the Easter weekend.
Losing 2-1 at play-off chasing Barnet in midweek was at least an improvement on a poor performance and a 4-1 trouncing from Rochdale.

Spitfires were without top scorer Paul McCallum - on England C international duty against Wales - at second placed Barnet, where they trailed 2-0 to goals by Dale Gordon and Gatlin O'Donkor before Chris Maguire, restored to the starting line up, pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time.

Eastleigh, who also had Ben Reeves back in the side, were unable to convert any of their second-half chances.

Running promotion chasers Barnet close was a distinct improvement of the 4-1 beating Rochdale handed out four days earlier.

Eastleigh were poor throughout, conceding possession for long periods of the game, with McCallum's equalising 33rd goal of the season a rare moment to savour.
It's half-price admission for the Hartlepool United match to coincide with Non-League day.