EASTLEIGH welcomed fans back to Silverlake Stadium for the first time this season as the Spitfires hosted Maidenhead United.

However, their return could not spur Eastleigh on to victory, as they lost 1-0 in the National League clash.

Alex Addai’s first goal for Maidenhead lifted the visitors to fourth place in the table as the Spitfires surrendered their previously unbeaten status at Silverlake Stadium this term.

Magpies top-scorer Sam Barratt set up Nathan Blissett for a fine early chance but the nephew of Watford great Luther headed just wide.

On the half-hour mark, Danny Hollands poked a rebounding shot past the Maidenhead goal as Eastleigh saw a huge chance go begging.

It was Addai who fired the visitors’ winner shortly after the break. The on-loan Cheltenham winger blasted home for 1-0 after Josh Coley had dribbled past goalkeeper Joe McDonnell.

Coley was shown a straight red card in the 90th minute, but Maidenhead held on.

Defeat sees Ben Strevens's men slip to eighth in the table.

Eastleigh: McDonnell; Partington, Wynter, Boyce, Tomlinson (Bearwish, 90), Smart; Miley, Hollands (Smith, 66), Payne; House, Barnett (Hill, 66).

Unused subs: Bird, Baggie.