Hill's At The Helm Ahead Of Another Exciting Weekend

By Sam Elliott

There will be a ‘new’ manager in the dug-out this weekend - even if he’s been there quite a few times already!

Eastleigh have appointed Richard Hill following his time in interim charge. He replaced Lee Bradbury last month and has done enough to earn the job on a full-time basis.

Hill begins his second spell at the helm after winning promotion into the National League nine years ago and begins officially with Saturday’s trip to FC Halifax Town.

“The club has interviewed numerous candidates following a thorough and extensive recruitment process,” Eastleigh said in a statement on Thursday night.

“Although this has taken longer than initially expected, due to the volume of interviews and the requirement to make formal approaches for those in employment, the club feels that the appointment of Hill will give us the best chance of success.”

There’s plenty of action coming your way this weekend, including a live game as Oxford City look for a repeat in front of the cameras.

TNT Sports are in town to cover their game with Altrincham and the last time they were on the box they were 4-0 ahead within 40 minutes against St Albans City in the National League South Promotion Final.

But Alty won’t be anyone pushovers and they’re into the play-off places are a fine seven days for Phil Parkinson.

Two form teams meet as Bromley host Gateshead in a collision of two sides who are loving life right now. Andy Woodman’s men have won six from seven while the Heed have scored 31 times already and are looking for a fourth win on the bounce.

Leaders Chesterfield can make it eight wins from eight if they win at injury-hit and out-of-form Maidenhead United.

Solihull Moors will want to take advantage if they slip up - they’re at York City - and so will Barmet, who head to a Kidderminster Harriers side who know they really need to end their winless ten game run.

Dorking Wanderers want a fourth success in five when they travel to Hartlepool United while Oldham are hunting for a fourth win in a row, they head down to Wealdstone.

Boreham Wood and Ebbsfleet both need to give their seasons a lift, while Rochdale aim to get their top seven bid back on track at home to Southend United. Woking make the long trek to AFC Fylde as Dagenham head to Aldershot Town.

PHOTO BY GRAHAM SCAMBLER

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