Eastleigh’s progress has been nothing short of remarkable in recent weeks, winning seven of their last nine National League games. But that didn’t stop a small section of so-called Spitfires fans booing as the half-time whistle sounded at the Silverlake on Saturday, the Daily Echo say.

By boss Ben Strevens’ own admission, Eastleigh’s performance was well below par in difficult, windy conditions as mid-table Barrow emerged 1-0 winners.

But, with eight games to go, the Spitfires are still in the play-off mix in seventh spot, exceeding all expectations, and, in Strevens’ view, a little more encouragement would go a long way.

Clearly upset on his players’ behalf, Strevens said: “This group has got the team into the play-off positions and sometimes if you’re having an off-day you need your fans to get behind you, cheer the boys on and give you support even when you’re playing badly.

“To hear my players get booed at half-time – and it was only by a small section – I just can’t understand it.”

Read more: www.dailyecho.co.uk

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