Eastleigh's National League form is inconsistent, but improving as new manager Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen brings in players he has previously worked and offloads many of the large squad he inherited. Tuesday's home draw with high flying Forest Green Rovers extended their unbeaten run in the league, but Allen needs to find a winning formula to reach the play-offs.
Saints overcame their disappointment of the FA Cup with a magnificent and largely unexpected performance in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final against Liverpool. A single goal by Nathan Redmond secured a narrow win in a game that Redmond should have taken at least one other gilt-edged chance. It was the second time that Liverpool had failed to penetrate the Saints defence at St Marys this season. The second leg in two weeks time promises to be another tight affair. In the other semi-final Man United take a two goal lead into the second leg at Hull City as Mourinho's side extended their unbeaten run and look to have secured a Wembley final place.
Sad news just broken that Graham Taylor has passed away aged 72 - a real football man, although his team's 'style' was not always for the connoisseur of the beutiful game.