Match Preview | Eastleigh vs York City

By Brad Saxton | Image by Tom Poole

The Minstermen will look to extend their recent unbeaten run in the league this coming weekend when we take on Eastleigh at the Silverlake Stadium. 

Neal Ardley’s side head down to the South Coast on a current five-match unbeaten run, which was extended following Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at Needham Market in the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round replay.

This weekend’s hosts head into the game currently sat 11th in the Vanarama National League, but with them only sitting two points outside of the playoffs, they know that three points on Saturday could see them enter the top seven.

They’ve won three out of their last four games in all competitions, with their last game in the National League ending in a 3-1 defeat at Hartlepool United.


City fans will be situated in the South Stand this weekend, a covered terrace behind the goal at the Silverlake Stadium. Here are prices for this weekend’s fixture:

  • Adult – £19 (£21)
  • Concession (65+) – £13.50 (£16)
  • Student (17-20) – £13.50 (£16)
  • Junior (7-16) –  £6 (£8)
  • U7’s – £3 (£6)

(*) – prices increase at 00:00 on Saturday.

Head here to purchase online:  Tickets | Eastleigh FC


Stadium Postcode: SO50 9HT

Car: From the M3: Exit Junction 13 Turn right into Leigh Road. Continue to crossroads and turn right at lights into Passfield Avenue Go past Flemming Park Sports Centre on right Continue to the end of Passfield Avenue At roundabout take 2nd exit At next roundabout 1st exit past Concorde Club Take the first turning right into Stoneham Lane Ground 100 yards on left hand side.

From the M27: Exit Junction 5 At roundabout take first exit into Stoneham Lane You will pass rear of ground on left hand side Continue to the end of the road and at the roundabout take 3rd exit and come back up Stoneham Lane Past Concorde Club Next turning on right Stoneham Lane Ground 100 yards on left hand side.

Train: The nearest train stations to the Silverlake are Eastleigh or Southampton Airport Parkway, both of which are about a 20 minute walk.


Eastleigh are unbeaten in their last two games against the Minstermen, having achieved a league double over us last season. Our most recent meeting was at the Silverlake Stadium on the 28th February where the hosts ran out 1-0 winners at the Silverlake Stadium.

The other meeting between the two sides last season came four games into the new season, where a John McKiernan header was the difference between the two sides at the LNER Community Stadium.

In the four meetings that have been played between the two club’s since we first went head-to-head in 2016, The Minstermen have only won once which came in a 3-1 win at Bootham Crescent on the 4th March 2017. A Jon Parkin brace and a late goal from Vadaine Oliver secured a crucial win for City that day.


As always, the best way to follow the game is at the stadium, but if you can’t make it to the stadium this weekend however, here are some alternatives: