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Aldershot Town 0-1 Woking

Garry Hill
Garry Hill has been in charge of Woking since January 2011

Giuseppe Sole scored a superb 35-yard free-kick to give Woking their first-ever league victory at Aldershot.

Sole's 70th-minute strike left Woking as the only unbeaten team in the Conference and inflicted the Shots' first home defeat of the season.

Dean Morgan's deflected shot hit an Aldershot post shortly before half-time after captain Mark Ricketts and keeper Aaron Howe had been forced off injured.

Josh Scott headed Aldershot's best chance wide in the eighth minute.

Scott also had a shot cleared off the line shortly after Sole's goal, but the Shots failed to take advantage of 39-year-old substitute keeper Andy Little coming on for his first game since April 2012 in the 32nd minute.

He hardly had a save to make until he pulled off a comfortable stop from Brett Williams with three minutes remaining.

The victory was Woking's fourth in a row, stretches their unbeaten league away run to 10 matches and leaves them third in the table, while Aldershot drop a place to 14th.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Scott on Aldershot v Woking

"We didn't pass the ball as well as we should've done, we didn't retain possession as well as we have done and the game was passing us by. We had too many gaps all over the place.

"You have to give credit to the opposition who made it hard for us, but we still need more quality on the ball.

"We just got out of our stride and defended too deeply - and we give away the free-kick, he smashes in."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Hill on Aldershot v Woking

"We knew it was always going to be tough coming here with an unbeaten record.

"We've had a very good start to the season and we made sure we kept it.

"We had to dig deep in the last 20 minutes, but I think over the 90 minutes we deserved the win."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 7HattonSubstituted forFitchettat 57'minutes
  • 3TonkinSubstituted forDerryat 78'minutes
  • 5Wilson
  • 2Oastler
  • 12Gibbs
  • 14Roberts
  • 16Forbes
  • 4Lathrope
  • 11ScottSubstituted forPlummerat 78'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Plummer
  • 17Diallo
  • 19Derry

Woking

  • 1HoweSubstituted forLittleat 32'minutes
  • 5McNerney
  • 6J Clarke
  • 21Jones
  • 24Morgan
  • 7PayneBooked at 35mins
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forCestorat 13'minutes
  • 32Arthur
  • 10SoleSubstituted forGoddardat 78'minutes
  • 14Lewis
  • 9Rendell

Substitutes

  • 3Cestor
  • 8Murtagh
  • 20Beckles
  • 22Goddard
  • 31Little
Referee:
Dean Treleaven
Attendance:
3,567

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Woking 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Woking 1.

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

Offside, Woking. Dean Morgan tries a through ball, but Dean Morgan is caught offside.

Foul by Mike Cestor (Woking).

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Damon Lathrope.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Theo Lewis (Woking).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Theo Lewis (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tristan Plummer replaces Josh Scott.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Derry replaces Anthony Tonkin.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. John Goddard replaces Giuseppe Sole.

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

Theo Lewis (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Woking 1. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Kieran Forbes (Aldershot Town).

Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Dean Morgan (Woking).

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett replaces Sam Hatton.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Theo Lewis (Woking).

Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Woking. Theo Lewis tries a through ball, but Theo Lewis is caught offside.

Offside, Woking. Dean Morgan tries a through ball, but Dean Morgan is caught offside.

Offside, Woking. Dean Morgan tries a through ball, but Dean Morgan is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Woking) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Theo Lewis.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Theo Lewis (Woking).

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