Eastleigh have donated the tennis balls collected at Sunday's match with Reading to a local school.

More than 1,400 Royals supporters travelled to Hampshire for the weekend's FA Cup exit against the non-league side, many bringing with them tennis balls to protest against owner Dai Yongge.

Gaining millions of viewers for the cause and educating the wider public on the strife at the club via ITV coverage, it paused the televised match for five minutes to clear the balls from the playing surface.

Eastleigh went on to score a stoppage-time winner and set up a third-round tie with Barnet or Newport County.

Collecting hundreds of balls, the Spitfires have announced that they have donated the items to Nightingale Primary School in their local area.

Sell Before We Dai, the protest group behind the tennis ball demonstration, had written to the club in order to apologise for 'spoiling their day' ahead of the action and have since thanked the club for being 'great hosts' and 'showing understanding of our situation.'

More disruption is expected against Barnsley and Oxford United, with tennis ball protests now a regular occurrence at home matches.