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Tamworth 1-0 Aldershot Town

Tamworth secured a vital win against Aldershot in the Conference Premier relegation zone thanks to Matthew Barnes-Homer's solitary strike.

Brett Williams had the best two chances of the first half for the Lambs, but his low drive was kept out by Alan Martin and he later headed wide.

Barnes-Homer wrapped up victory when he volleyed home from close range.

The Shots offered little in reply, but Craig Stanley's header forced a save from goalkeeper Cameron Belford.

Victory moved Tamworth to within a point of Aldershot, and they are now five points adrift of safety with a game in hand over Southport.

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Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Andy Scott

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Post-match: Aldershot manager Scott

"Well everything is disappointing and there were no positives to take out of it.

"There was a chance to beat a side that shouldn't be beating us and we've allowed them to because of certain individuals on the pitch.

"We are going to have change things and do them drastically otherwise we are going to lose touch. I'm disgusted with the performance, there was no desire."

Line-ups

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 22Aimson
  • 12CapriceBooked at 59minsSubstituted forToddat 59'minutes
  • 34Keane
  • 2Evans
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 25Haworth
  • 32MahonBooked at 34mins
  • 7Kerry
  • 26Barnes-Homer
  • 14GoddenBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 23Wren
  • 9Richards
  • 5Reindorf
  • 20Todd
  • 8Baker

Aldershot

  • 12Martin
  • 2Oastler
  • 3Tonkin
  • 15Barker
  • 4Stanley
  • 5Taiwo
  • 22Gibbs
  • 14Roberts
  • 16ScottBooked at 42minsSubstituted forMekkiat 71'minutes
  • 11BubbBooked at 53mins
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 1Morris
  • 6Webster
  • 18Webbe
  • 7Mekki
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
915

Match Stats

Home TeamTamworthAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Tamworth 1, Aldershot Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tamworth 1, Aldershot Town 0.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Will Aimson (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Booking

Matthew Godden (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).

Will Aimson (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

Offside, Tamworth. Andy Haworth tries a through ball, but Andy Haworth is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Jordan Roberts.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Offside, Tamworth. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Adam Mekki replaces Josh Scott.

Hand ball by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).

Goal!

Goal! Tamworth 1, Aldershot Town 0. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cameron Belford.

Foul by Gavin Mahon (Tamworth).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt blocked. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) right footed shot.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Andy Todd replaces Jake Caprice.

Booking

Jake Caprice (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Caprice (Tamworth).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).

Cameron Belford (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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