Craig Hignett refused to be too disappointed despite seeing
his side pegged back and forced to settle for a point in Saturday's game at
Gime Toure put Pools in front as early as the 12th
minute in Hampshire and Ben Killip's penalty save in the second half looked tohave kept Hignett's men on course for their fourth away win of the season.
However, Danny Hollands rescued a point for the hosts with a
near-post header from a corner and afterwards Hignett admitted it was a drawthat The Spitfires probably deserved.
“Overall we're pleased with the point,” he told Pools TV.
“It was a game of two halves. As good as we were in the
first half, we probably should have been out of sight and we should have mademore of it.
“We started really well and some of their defenders didn't
know if they were coming or going. Gime got in, like he does, and it was a greatfinish which set us up nice and early.
“We wanted to go and put them to the sword because they wererocking but fair play to Eastleigh, they rode it out.
“They came in to it more in the second half like we knewthey would because playing Eastleigh away from home is a difficult fixture.
“Ben saved a penalty and they had one cleared off the line
but the one that's disappointing is the one that counted because it's anotherset-piece and it should have been cleared but we switched off.
“A 1-1 draw is probably a fair reflection on the game. I won't be too downhearted because we've given a decent performance and we've come away with something.”