Eastleigh are going to have to adapt quickly this season after losing their top scorer and main creative influence from their run to the National League play-offs in the last campaign.

The Spitfires scored 62 goals in the regular season with 25 of those coming from Paul McCallum, who finished just one behind Golden Boot winner Danny Rowe, of AFC Fylde.

His prowess did so much to fire Eastleigh into the play-off semi-finals, where they came within a penalty shoot-out of Wembley after they were edged out by eventual winners Salford City.

McCallum has since moved to Solihull Moors, who fell at the same stage as Ben Strevens' side, while the man who supplied much of the ammunition has also gone to pastures new, after Mark Yeates' move to Fylde.

Strevens has tried to replace McCallum's goals with the acquisition of much-travelled strikers Scott Rendell and Tyrone Barnett, but it is one of his centre-backs who has produced their one goal of the season so far.

Reda Johnson, who signed a new contract at the Silverlake Stadium during the summer, headed in the winner as Eastleigh introduced Notts County to the unforgiving fifth tier of English football by dishing out a 1-0 defeat to the Magpies.

The Spitfires then faced off against the other side relegated from the Football League last season, Yeovil Town, on Tuesday night and were beaten 1-0 at Huish Park by Courtney Duffus' early strike.

Under Strevens, Eastleigh were one of the National League's surprise packages as they finished seventh before beating Wrexham in the play-off qualifiers, but they had mixed fortunes against Barrow AFC last season.

They caught the Bluebirds at a low ebb when they won 3-0 at Holker Street last November, with that man McCallum scoring two of their goals, but Jack Hindle's well-taken goal ensured it was Ian Evatt's injury-hit side who won 1-0 at the Silverlake Stadium in March.