Sep 29 2012 By Matt Lewis
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Eastleigh 1-3 Hayes & Yeading
TOBI Joseph was on target in a below-par Hayes & Yeading performance at Eastleigh this afternoon.
Joseph (pictured) struck late in the second period but it was little more than a consolation as United conceded three in Hampshire.
Jai Reason put the hosts in front on 29 minutes when he reacted quickest to poke home from close-range after James Beasant had saved from Craig McAllister.
Kudus Oyenuga looked lively and went on a dizzying run in search of an equaliser, however the former Spurs striker saw his shot blocked by a covering Spitfires defender.
Luke Williams combined with Joseph just before half-time but Eastleigh keeper Jack Dovey did well to keep out the forward’s effort with his legs.
Joseph and Oyenuga were dangerous at times but could not find the breakthrough, United boss Nas Bashir throwing on Jerome Anderson to try and spark a fightback.
However some strong hold-up play from first McAllister and then Reason freed some space for Glen Southam to steal in and double the home side’s advantage.
Substitute Anderson did make an impression and was the architect of United’s goal, pulling the ball back to allow Joseph to fire past a helpless Dovey.
It gave Bashir’s men hope of sneaking in to snatch a point until the influential Reason grabbed his second to crush any remaining United hopes.
Hayes & Yeading: Beasant, Spence, Wishart, Cox, Butcher, Goddard (O’Toole), Pele, Joseph, Oyenuga, L Williams, M Williams (Anderson).