Aldershot Town all but secured their Conference Premier survival with a hard-fought victory against Woking.

Both sides created chances in an open first period but the first goal did not arrive until the second half when Shots striker Brett Williams scored with a penalty after Mike Cestor's handball.

The hosts levelled through Brett Johnson's close-range shot.

But Mark Molelsey's deflected strike won it and took Shots three points clear of the drop zone with one game left.

Aldershot also have a vastly superior goal difference to Hereford and their other fellow strugglers, and are assured of their place in the league next season - barring a near 30-goal swing in the final games of the season.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

Post-match: Woking manager Garry Hill

"It was a very scrappy game, there wasn't much in the first half. They packed the midfield with four, as a rule, central midfield players and it was very narrow.

"The boys were a little bit disappointed in respect of the penalty because there was one in the first half as well where we were a bit unlucky not to have a penalty.

"All credit to Aldershot because they had a 10-point deduction at the beginning of the season and when I look at our situation this season I am very pleased.

"All I can turn round and say as a football club, I am very happy with our season on and off the field and there is a lot of stability to go forward."

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Post-match: Aldershot manager Andy Scott

"I think it's the same as any win really, [it's a] relief. Our sole aim was to stay up this season and we've made it hard for ourselves at times, but given that our budget was in the bottom six in this league and that we didn't have a team to start with, it's a massive achievement.

"It's taken everyone to do it with our players and staff and we have managed to stay up and we now look to the future.

"It's not about performances today, we had 11 players, and the subs that came on, who wanted it and battled hard and I don't care about the performance.

"It's the attitude of the players and everyone involved at the club and no-one gave up and I have got to give mention to the people unseen at the club and they have contributed hugely to everything."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Woking

  • 18 Beasant
  • 02 Newton Booked
  • 03 Nutter (Beckles - 85' )
  • 20 Payne
  • 05 McNerney
  • 06 Johnson
  • 11 Betsy Booked
  • 22 Goddard
  • 10 Sole (McNamee - 77' )
  • 21 Rendell
  • 15 Cestor Botuli

Substitutes

  • 14 McNamee
  • 17 Wright
  • 19 Brice
  • 28 Little
  • 34 Beckles

Aldershot Town

  • 01 Morris
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 15 Barker
  • 29 Oyeleke
  • 30 Phillips
  • 02 Oastler
  • 08 Rowlands (Roberts - 46' )
  • 04 Stanley Booked
  • 16 Scott Booked
  • 09 Williams Booked (Bubb - 79' )
  • 19 Molesley Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Mekki
  • 11 Bubb
  • 14 Roberts
  • 21 Williams
  • 28 Butler
Ref: Paul Rees
Att: 4,728

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

5 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Woking 1, Aldershot Town 2.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Woking 1, Aldershot Town 2.

90:00 +4:06

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

90:00 +4:06

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +3:01

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +2:12 Booking

Booking Adam Newton (Woking) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

90:00 +2:08 Booking

Booking Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

90:00 +1:53

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

90:00 +1:53

Adam Newton (Woking) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:28

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

90:00 +0:28

Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

89:09

Corner, Aldershot Town.

88:23

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

88:23

Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

84:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Woking. Reece Beckles replaces John Nutter.

84:11

Attempt saved. Kevin Betsy (Woking) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Anthony McNamee with a cross.

82:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Woking 1, Aldershot Town 2. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Scott.

78:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Bradley Bubb replaces Brett Williams.

76:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Woking. Anthony McNamee replaces Giuseppe Sole.

74:50

Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.

74:03

Corner, Aldershot Town.

71:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Woking 1, Aldershot Town 1. Brett Johnson (Woking) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Rendell.

71:03

Corner, Woking.

69:48

Corner, Woking.

68:18

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

64:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Woking 0, Aldershot Town 1. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

64:21

Penalty conceded by Mike Cestor (Woking) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

63:40

Attempt blocked. Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:49

Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Woking) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Payne.

61:29

Corner, Woking.

59:51

Corner, Aldershot Town.

58:53

Offside, Aldershot Town. Jordan Roberts tries a through ball, but Jordan Roberts is caught offside.

55:31

Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.

54:06

Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.

53:40

Attempt missed. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by John Nutter with a cross.

52:40

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

52:40

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Martin Rowlands.

45:00

Second Half begins Woking 0, Aldershot Town 0.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Woking 0, Aldershot Town 0.

45:00 +1:24 Booking

Booking Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +1:16

Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

45:00 +1:16

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

44:33

Attempt blocked. Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42:07

Corner, Woking.

41:22 Booking

Booking Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:08

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

41:08

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

38:20

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

38:20

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

37:34

Foul by Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town).

37:34

Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

36:56

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

36:17

Foul by Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town).

36:17

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

34:50

Attempt saved. Mike Cestor (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sam Beasant.

34:18 Booking

Booking Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:45

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

33:45

Joe McNerney (Woking) wins a free kick.

33:24

Attempt missed. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box.

32:01

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

32:01

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

31:20

Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31:03

Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:27

Attempt saved. Kevin Betsy (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

28:36

Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.

27:54

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

27:54

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

27:08

Attempt blocked. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

24:28

Offside, Woking. Giuseppe Sole tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Sole is caught offside.

23:44

Attempt saved. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

23:02

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

23:02

John Nutter (Woking) wins a free kick.

20:55 Booking

Booking Kevin Betsy (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

20:46

Foul by Kevin Betsy (Woking).

20:46

Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

13:36

Attempt missed. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12:56

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

12:56

Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

11:16

Attempt saved. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Josh Scott with a cross.

10:10

Corner, Aldershot Town.

9:07

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

8:47

Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

6:16

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

6:16

Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

4:42

Attempt saved. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

3:51

Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

3:29

Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:29

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

1:29

Josh Payne (Woking) wins a free kick.

0:28

Corner, Woking.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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