Sutton United visit the romantic hotspot that is Nethermoor Park on Valentine’s Day with kick-off at 7:45pm.
Saturday’s last gasp equaliser preserved our home unbeaten run which stretches back to September when Macclesfield Town left LS20 with all three points.
The U’s have struggled in the league with their last win coming on New Year’s Day when Bromley visited Gander Green Lane.
However they have been in excellent form in the Emirates FA Cup holding AFC Wimbledon to a draw at home before beating them 3-1 on their own patch in the replay.
Then Leeds United made the trip South and suffered a 1-0 defeat to Sutton, a game in which our former loanee Billy Whitehouse made his first team debut, Arsenal make the trip across London on Monday in the 5th round.
The last match between the two sides was back in October when Connor Brown’s own goal on his debut gave the hosts all three points.
Adam Lockwood was relieved to secure a point on Saturday “I don’t think anyone could begrudge us taking anything from this game with the chances we had.”
“The lads are disappointed they haven’t come away with more but Eastleigh are a good team with some good players and a good manager.”
“I think everybody that was named on the team sheet played their part, the subs came on and played their part again today.”
“Everybody will play their part throughout the season and has done up to now, it’s disappointing when you don’t play games but it’s a long season and games are difficult at this level.”
“I would have liked to have taken three points today but when you score last minute you come away keeping the momentum going with a reward.”
“We made them defend a lot today and they defended very well.”
When asked about the long home unbeaten run Lockwood said “Any run is good, we’ve been poor away from home and it is hard to put your finger on it at times.”
Adam was keen to ensure all the focus is on Tuesday night “I know for a fact that the cup will mean nothing on Tuesday night to Sutton.”
“They will prepare right and properly, that is why they’ve got to where they are in the cup.”
Goal scorer and Man of the Match Jake Lawlor thinks the Lions more than deserved a point on Saturday “I think we deserved it, we created a lot chances in both the first and second half.”
“We’ve been unbeaten for a while now at home, it is a good feeling to keep winning and drawing games to push up the league.”
“The lads will probably put it right on Tuesday and stick the chances away.”
Jake has returned to the side in the past few weeks and has often played alongside captain Danny Lowe “It’s good playing with Lowey, I’m good mates with him off the field as we’ve played together for a while now.”
“I think we work well together, he talks a lot and makes it easier for me, I think we’re doing alright together.”
“Every footballer wants to be playing week in week out, I’m starting to feel a little bit sharper.”
“It’s good to be back around the lads, hopefully we can kick on and push up the league.”
Jake is looking forward to the match and the next few weeks “It’s a massive game, another one, we’ve just got to try and win it and keep pushing on from there.”