FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round
Hayes & Yeading 4
CLINICAL finishing from Hayes & Yeading saw them safely through to the first round of the FA Trophy at Eastleigh.
United showed their class in front of goal to put their Blue Square South rivals to the sword and ensure they remained on the road to Wembley.
Former United captain Jamie Hand lined up for the hosts having moved to the Silverlake Stadium on loan from Mansfield a matter of days ago.
Tom Cadmore and Kudus Oyenuga were forced to watch the match from the stands as they served suspensions and Yassin Moutaouakil was given a starting spot at right-back.
United suffered an early blow as they were forced to withdraw Alassane N'Diaye after just 15 minutes as the striker pulled up with what looked like a hamstring injury.
Tobi Joseph took has place up front alongside Danny Wishart who tested Spitfires keeper Ross Flitney after robbing the Eastleigh left-back of possession on the corner of the box.
And Wishart was the architect for the opening goal as he shrugged off the challenge of Andy Forbes and crossed for John Goddard who tapped home despite the attentions of Mitchell Nelson.
Moments later and United should have made it two as Goddard's shot was spilled by Flitney but the onrushing Jerome Anderson somehow failed to smash home the rebound.
He had made made a mess of an easy chance but Anderson then showed he can finish with a fine low drive to double the advantage following excellent work in the left channel by Joseph.
United looked in total control but allowed the Spitfires a foot in the door as the linesman's flag stayed down and Lee Peacock halved the deficit just before the break.
Nas Bashir would have been disappointed to concede so late on but the manager's half-time team-talk worked a treat as the two-goal cushion was restored five minutes after the interval.
Skipper Sam Cox won the ball inside his own half and pumped a long ball up field to Joseph and the striker showed good composure to put it through Flitney's legs.
Goddard almost had his second with 20 minutes remaining as he danced through the Spitfires defence but saw his shot blocked by a covering defender to keep it at three.
But United were not finished and Wishart, who had proved a thorn in the side of Eastleigh all afternoon, capped off the win in style with a long-range thunderbolt.
Hayes & Yeading: Hall, Moutaouakil, Butcher, Pele, Spence, Bentley, Cox, Goddard (Ekim), Anderson (Legg), Wishart, N'Diaye (Joseph).
Subs (not used): Beasant, Williams.