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Southport 1-3 Aldershot Town

Brett Williams scored his ninth goal of the season as Aldershot recorded a third Conference win in four games by seeing off Southport.

Joe Oastler flicked on for Andre McCollin to turn in the Shots' opener.

Aldershot doubled their lead when Brett Williams was brought down and Sam Hatton drilled in a 25-yard free-kick.

Southport found a lifeline as Richard Brodie converted Charlie Joyce's knockdown, but Aldershot sealed the win when Williams rifled past David Raya.

Aldershot climb up two places in the Conference table to 12th, while Southport are now just one place and three points above the drop zone in 20th.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Scott on Southport v Aldershot

"That was an outstanding performance, I think the first 30-35 minutes was as good as we've played this season.

"We were totally in control of the game. The character we showed in the second half, we had to dig in.

"You know everyone's filling in at the moment. The graft and the effort and I wouldn't like to play against us with our energy."

Line-ups

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 22Mitchell
  • 23McDonald
  • 15Connor
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 25AustinBooked at 21minsSubstituted forEvansat 67'minutes
  • 8George
  • 14JoyceSubstituted forBakayokoat 86'minutes
  • 16Rutherford
  • 18Marsden
  • 10Brodie

Substitutes

  • 1Lloyd-Weston
  • 4Kay
  • 5Collins
  • 7Evans
  • 21Bakayoko

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Gibbs
  • 5WilsonBooked at 51mins
  • 2OastlerBooked at 45mins
  • 7Hatton
  • 8Molesley
  • 16Forbes
  • 17DialloSubstituted forN'Guessanat 31'minutesSubstituted forDerryat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 21McCollinBooked at 40mins
  • 23Holman

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 18N'Guessan
  • 19Derry
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
843

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 1, Aldershot Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 1, Aldershot Town 3.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Derry replaces Joseph N'Guessan because of an injury.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Charlie Joyce.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

Attempt saved. Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Southport).

Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. John Marsden (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 1, Aldershot Town 3. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Molesley with a headed pass.

Offside, Southport. John Marsden tries a through ball, but John Marsden is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Micah Evans replaces Mitchell Austin.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Joseph N'Guessan (Aldershot Town).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Kieran Forbes (Aldershot Town).

Clayton McDonald (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Kieran Forbes (Aldershot Town).

Clayton McDonald (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dan Holman (Aldershot Town).

Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town).

Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

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