Scott Lindsey’s men were left frustrated as they failed to turn their dominance into goals in a 1-0 defeat against Eastleigh.

Danny Whitehead scored an early goal from close range as Swindon struggled to deal with counter attacks.

The outcome did not reflect the play as Swindon swung in countless crosses across the face of goal and had plenty of shots but couldn’t find a way to hit the back of the net.

Swindon’s pre-season concludes next weekend as Town host Cardiff City at the County Ground before getting their League Two season underway at Harrogate Town in two weeks.

Ben Gladwin had the first chance of note as he strolled through the middle of the Eastleigh defence and took aim from the top of the box, but the ball came back off the face of the crossbar and bounced to safety.

In an even opening ten minutes Eastleigh took the lead through Whitehall as he connected with Michael Kelly’s cross to the near post to turn it beyond Lewis Ward after Swindon had lost possession in midfield.

Swindon were generally in control of the ball, but were exposed on a number of occasions down the flanks after they lost the ball, Ward was forced into another stop at his near post, and a cross went tantalisingly across the Swindon goal without anyone making contact in the early exchanges.

However, the away side did offer a threat of their own, as the midfield were frequently able to shift the ball across the field at speed, as Hutton nearly connected with Jacob Wakeling from a cross and Williams received the ball on the edge of the area, shifted onto his strong foot and forced Joe McDonnell down smartly to his right to make a save.

Perhaps the best opening came when Wakeling won the ball off of the defender, and cutely backheeled the ball to Louis Reed who spread the ball to Gladwin and his cross forced McDonnell to push the ball over the bar.

Swindon started the second-half quickly as Remeao Hutton took on his full-back, strode past him and played the ball across goal where it went through a cluster of legs but no one could divert it home.

Ben Gladwin took aim shortly after, receiving the ball as Ward, Jonny Williams, and Tom Clayton combined nicely to work the ball up the field, but his curled effort drifted just wide of the keeper’s right post.

The Swindon onslaught persisted with cross after cross going unconverted, one strong chance from Gladwin refusing to be tackled down the right and playing it back to Tyrese Shade to tee up Louis Reed, but his shot went narrowly over the top.

Swindon starting XI: Ward; Brennan, Harries, Clayton; Shade, Gladwin, Reed, Williams, Devine; McKirdy, Wakeling

Subs: Brynn, Cowmeadow, Minturn, Parsons, Massey, Hutton, Khan, Aguiar, Iandolo, Darcy, Dabre, Baudry

Eastleigh starting XI: McDonnell, Camp, Maghoma, Martin, Langston, Kelly, Trialist A, Carter, Hesketh, Abrahams, Whitehall

Subs: Flitney, Cisse, Hill, Trialist B, Yang, Harper, Simpson, Trialist C, Trialist D, Willson, Trialist E, Bragg