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Nuneaton Town 2-1 Aldershot Town

Nuneaton earned a vital victory over lowly Aldershot as they looked to maintain their play-off chase.

The hosts made the breakthrough in the 38th minute when Andy Brown found the top corner from 20 yards out.

Nuneaton keeper James Belshaw saved well from Bradley Bubb before Louis Moult doubled their lead from Brown's knock down.

Late on Tristan Plummer fired home from inside the box but Aldershot failed to find an equaliser.

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Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Post-match: Aldershot manager Andy Scott

"It was a nothing game in the first half, All of a sudden two long balls and you're two-nil down at half-time.

"We weren't good enough all over the pitch and defensively we got dominated by their front two. They did the basiscs a lot better than us/

"Unfortunately, it's becoming a bit a regular occurrence against part-time sides and we are seeing those side doing well in this league.

"The fans who travelled up deserved better and we have got to make sure that we give them value for money. Did we deserve a point, probably not."

Line-ups

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 4Cowan
  • 5Dean
  • 24Delfouneso
  • 11Streete
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forArmsonat 24'minutes
  • 13Sleath
  • 6Walker
  • 16York
  • 9Moult
  • 10BrownBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 7Armson
  • 20Trainer
  • 17Taylor
  • 15Gordon
  • 18Pearson

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 2OastlerBooked at 56mins
  • 15Barker
  • 14RobertsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forScottat 59'minutes
  • 4StanleyBooked at 72mins
  • 22Gibbs
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forPlummerat 60'minutes
  • 12OyelekeSubstituted forRowlandsat 60'minutes
  • 17Partington
  • 11Bubb
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 6Webster
  • 16Scott
  • 21Williams
  • 25Plummer
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
718

Match Stats

Home TeamNuneatonAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Nuneaton Town 2, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 2, Aldershot Town 1.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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

Attempt saved. Joe Partington (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Chris Barker.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt missed. Tristan Plummer (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown tries a through ball, but Andy Brown is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Danny Sleath with a cross.

Hand ball by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Nuneaton Town 2, Aldershot Town 1. Tristan Plummer (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Emmitt Delfouneso (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Walker.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult tries a through ball, but Louis Moult is caught offside.

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult tries a through ball, but Louis Moult is caught offside.

Booking

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

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).

Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult tries a through ball, but Louis Moult is caught offside.

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

Tristan Plummer (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Manny Oyeleke.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tristan Plummer replaces Adam Mekki.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Scott replaces Jordan Roberts.

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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