CHERRIES midfielder Sam Matthews has extended his loan spell at National League Eastleigh until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old has netted twice in 21 appearances for the Spitfires.

He was named man of the match following the 4-2 win over Guiseley on Saturday and was selected in The Non-League Paper’s National League team of the day.

Matthews, who also served Eastleigh on loan last season, will not be allowed to face his parent club in the Hampshire Senior Cup quarter-final.

Competition rules do not permit loan players featuring.