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Woking 1-2 Aldershot Town

Brett Williams

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:

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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:

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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."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 18Beasant
  • 2NewtonBooked at 90mins
  • 3NutterSubstituted forBecklesat 85'minutes
  • 20Payne
  • 5McNerney
  • 6Johnson
  • 11BetsyBooked at 21mins
  • 22Goddard
  • 10SoleSubstituted forMcNameeat 77'minutes
  • 21Rendell
  • 15Cestor Botuli

Substitutes

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

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 3Tonkin
  • 15Barker
  • 29Oyeleke
  • 30Phillips
  • 2Oastler
  • 8RowlandsSubstituted forRobertsat 46'minutes
  • 4StanleyBooked at 42mins
  • 16ScottBooked at 90mins
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 35minsSubstituted forBubbat 79'minutes
  • 19MolesleyBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 7Mekki
  • 11Bubb
  • 14Roberts
  • 21Williams
  • 28Butler
Referee:
Paul Rees
Attendance:
4,728

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 1, Aldershot Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 1, Aldershot Town 2.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Booking

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

Booking

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

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

Adam Newton (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Reece Beckles replaces John Nutter.

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Bradley Bubb replaces Brett Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Anthony McNamee replaces Giuseppe Sole.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Woking.

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

Goal!

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

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

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

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

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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

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

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

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

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Martin Rowlands.

Second Half

Second Half begins Woking 0, Aldershot Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Woking 0, Aldershot Town 0.

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