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2016/17 English FA Cup, Round 2
  • Mikael Mandron (18', 90')
  • Scott Wilson (74')
  • Jordan Sinnott (62')
  • Scott Garner (67')
  • Richard Peniket (72')

Mikael Mandron bails out Eastleigh with late goal

Mikael Mandron was the hero for Eastleigh as his last-minute strike ensured a 3-3 draw with FC Halifax in the Emirates FA Cup.
The National League North side had found themselves 1-0 down at half time, Mandron scoring the first goal of the Martin Allen era at Eastleigh after 18 minutes.
But the game was turned on its head in the second half with four goals in the space of 22 minutes.
First the impressive Jordan Sinnott drew the Shaymen level, firing a low shot past Eastleigh goalkeeper Ryan Huddart from the edge of the penalty area just after the hour mark.
Five minutes later, the Yorkshiremen took the lead through Scott Garner who headed into the far corner after a Tom Denton flick on.
Their lead was extended in the 72nd minute when substitute Richard Peniket pounced on a mistake by Connor Essam to make it 3-1.
But fellow substitute Scott Wilson pulled a goal back for the Spitfires two minutes later, slotting home after a powerful run through the Town defence.
And as the clocked ticked over the 90 minute mark, Mandron tapped in from three yards out to force the tie into a replay.