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Alfreton Town 1-4 Aldershot Town

Manny Oyeleke

Aldershot bolstered their survival chances with a shock away win over play-off chasers Alfreton.

Martin Rowlands opened the scoring for the visitors when he curled in a free-kick from the edge of the area

The Shots doubled their advantage when Mark Phillips headed home Mark Molesley's cross before John Akinde pulled one back for the hosts.

Manny Oyeleke's neat finish from close range made it 3-1 and Molesley sealed it with a low drive from 18 yards.

The result means Aldershot are one point from safety while Alfreton are a point off the play-off places.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

Nicky Law

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Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"You've got two teams in different scenarios. One needing points to get into the play-offs and one wanting to stay up.

"If I say they wanted it more than us, that might be a little bit harsh, because I do believe that our players do want it.

"But to give them some credit, they've come here and shown they are a good side and I'm sure they wouldn't be where they were if they played like that every week."

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott

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Andy Scott: Aldershot boss after win over Alfreton

"Absolutely outstanding from minute one. There was a real belief that I think everybody saw we had a determination and belief to win the game. There was a real togetherness, and we knew we could have score more goals.

"We kept going and that's what we wanted but we had to move the ball well to do that and it all came together lovely. It was a really good team performance, where everyone played their part.

"We were taking their midfield players out of the game with Stanley and Oyeleke dominating their midfield pair. We looked very comfortable going forward and Molesley scored a really good goal and it was coming thick and fast."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 2Wood
  • 16Fenton
  • 6Kempson
  • 10Bradley
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 7Law
  • 12Meadows
  • 25Jones
  • 23PokuSubstituted forHarradat 72'minutes
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 8Shaw
  • 26Hoganson
  • 3Franklin
  • 1Wildsmith
  • 24Harrad

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 28Butler
  • 30Phillips
  • 2Oastler
  • 7Mekki
  • 8RowlandsBooked at 83minsSubstituted forBubbat 85'minutes
  • 29Oyeleke
  • 14Roberts
  • 4Stanley
  • 19Molesley
  • 16Scott

Substitutes

  • 11Bubb
  • 32Gerrard
  • 21Williams
  • 31Cornick
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
620

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Aldershot Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Aldershot Town 4.
Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).
Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Aldershot Town. Bradley Bubb tries a through ball, but Bradley Bubb is caught offside.
Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).
Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Bradley Bubb replaces Martin Rowlands.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Corner, Alfreton Town.

Booking

Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town).
Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).
Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt missed. Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Law.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Attempt blocked. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
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