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Aldershot Town 3-2 Salisbury City

Aldershot boosted their survival hopes with a vital victory over Salisbury.

The Shots were 2-0 up after 23 minutes when Brett Williams fired in from the edge of the box before grabbing his second from the penalty spot after Kevin Amankwaah handballed.

Salisbury wiped out that lead before half-time after Ryan Brett headed in from a corner and Charlie Sheringham finished from close range.

But the hosts grabbed a winner when Joe Oastler poked home from six yards.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Post-match: Aldershot manager Scott

"We were 2-0 up and we were so comfortable it was ridiculous. It looked like we could score every time we went forward and it was a mad spell where we didn't compete and they scored two goals.

"Credit to all the players for the way they came out in the second half with their response. It was fantastic and a vital three points.

"Our home record has been absolutely outstanding and it has put us in a great place.

"We've put ourselves in an excellent position that we can now go and finish it off. "

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Salisbury manager Harris

"I'm disappointed with the result and our second-half performance.

"We've responded very, very well [to being 2-0 down] with two good goals. At half-time I felt we had momentum but we shot ourselves in the foot again with a set-piece goal.

"When you concede straight after half-time it knocks the stuffing out of you and after that we didn't get our game going.

"Fair play to Aldershot, they used all their experience to see the game out."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forBarkerat 76'minutes
  • 3Tonkin
  • 4Stanley
  • 2Oastler
  • 30PhillipsBooked at 59minsSubstituted forButlerat 90'minutes
  • 7Mekki
  • 29Oyeleke
  • 16Scott
  • 9Williams
  • 19MolesleySubstituted forRowlandsat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 11Bubb
  • 15Barker
  • 21Williams
  • 28Butler

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 30AmankwaahBooked at 22mins
  • 4BrettBooked at 62mins
  • 10LewisSubstituted forMcPheeat 82'minutes
  • 6Wilson
  • 12KamdjoSubstituted forWellardat 63'minutes
  • 20Fitchett
  • 14SinclairBooked at 14mins
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forSinclairat 82'minutes
  • 31Sheringham
  • 11Frear

Substitutes

  • 3Hart
  • 7McPhee
  • 8Wellard
  • 13Sinclair
  • 16Dutton
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,485

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamSalisbury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 3, Salisbury City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 3, Salisbury City 2.
Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).
Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).
Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Butler replaces Mark Phillips.
Offside, Salisbury City. Rob Sinclair tries a through ball, but Rob Sinclair is caught offside.
Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).
Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town).
Attempt saved. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Rob Sinclair with a cross.
Corner, Salisbury City.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Rob Sinclair replaces Jamie White.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee replaces Theo Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Mark Molesley.
Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).
Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Chris Barker replaces Jordan Roberts.
Foul by Jamie White (Salisbury City).
Manny Oyeleke (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).
Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).
Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Clovis Kamdjo.

Booking

Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).
Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Mark Phillips (Aldershot Town).
Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Attempt saved. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).
Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 3, Salisbury City 2. Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Jordan Roberts with a cross.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).
Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 2, Salisbury City 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Salisbury City 2.
Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).
Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Elliott Frear.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Attempt saved. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Attempt missed. Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).
Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Salisbury City 2. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the top left corner.
Attempt saved. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box is saved.
Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).
Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
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